Meet The UK Parachuting Team


Jason Thompson (Owner)

Tomo has been involved in skydiving for over 20 years and has over 12,000 jumps and is a multi world record holder. Prior to UK Parachuting Tomo served for 15yrs in the Parachute regiment 10 of which in the Pathfinder Platoon, qualified in military HALO/HAHO and Military Tandem. Currently UK Parachuting Club Chief Instructor ratings held British Skydiving Advanced Instructor/Accelerated Freefall Instructor/Tandem Instructor/Category System Instructor/Advanced Packer/Canopy piloting coach. Also holds rating under the United States Parachute Association.

Grant Richards (Owner)

Grant has been involved in skydiving for over 20 years and has amassed over 10,000 jumps. Prior to UK Parachuting Grant served for 22 years with the Royal Air Force as a Physical Training and Parachute Jumping Instructor, teaching the British Armed Forces all aspects of military jumping, from static line to high altitude free fall parachuting, to tandem parachuting tuition. He is British Skydiving and United Parachute Association (USPA) accelerated free fall instructor, tandem instructor, free fall coach and canopy piloting coach. Grant is also a British Skydiving parachute pilot (Examiner) and the the Club Chief pilot at UK Parachuting (Sibson).


Chris McCann

Chief Instructor/Examiner/Advanced Instructor/AFF Instructor/Tandem Instructor/CSI/FS Coach/Advanced Packer

Tim Plummer

Camera Team Co-ordinator

Nick Davison

AFF Instructor/Tandem Instructor/Camera Man/CSI/FS Coach/FF Coach/Tracking Coach/CP Coach

Shane Wood

AFF Instructor/Camera Man/FS Coach

Steve Howes

AFF Instructor/Tandem Instructor/FF Coach/FF Load Organiser

Del Hopkins

AFF Instructor/Tandem Instructor/CS Instructor

Kye Bromley

Tandem Instructor

Gloria Bayne

DZ Manager

Mike Rust

British Skydiving Examiner/ Advanced Instructor/Tandem Instructor/AFF Instructor

Wes Lawes

Camera Man

Toril Bugge

Office Staff

Jimmy Firth

Driver/Accuracy Coach

Andy Clements

Events Committee

Kyle Skyoles

Camera Flyer