Pat Dower

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Location Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Introduction I have been captivated by paragliding since 1990 and the passion burns stronger than ever! It has been a busy 20+ years, which has seen me get married and raise a family alongside, flying XC, competing at National and International level, coaching other pilots and learning to hang glide. My interest in wing development has enabled me to be a reviewer of paragliders for XC Mag and before that Skywings magazine. I lost count of the number of different gliders I have flown when I passed 150! For around 10 years I have been working to develop the skills of other pilots and this must be one of the most satisfying things I have had the privilege to be involved in. That, along with doing big XCs or steaming into goal at the end of a competition task! My lovely wife Ruth is proving quite a force to be reckoned with in paragliding; I'd better not rest on my laurels...