Meet The UK Parachuting Team


Jason Thompson (Owner)

Tomo has been involved in skydiving for over 22 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 Chief Instructor ratings held British Parachute Association Advanced Instructor/Examiner/Accelerated Freefall Instructor/Tandem Instructor/Category System Instructor/Advanced Packer/Canopy piloting coach. Also holds rating under the United States Parachute Association. Accelerated Freefall Instructor/Tandem Instructor/Coach/Pro Rating.

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 Parachute Association (BPA) and United Parachute Association (USPA) accelerated free fall instructor, tandem instructor, free fall coach and canopy piloting coach. Grant is also a BPA parachute pilot and the the Club Chief pilot at UK Parachuting (Sibson).


Rick Thompson

AFF/Tandem Instructor/Camera Flyer

Andy Page

Tandem Instructor/Advanced Rigger

Tibi Paven

Tandem Instructor/FF coach

Nader Afsharian

AFF/Tandem Instructor/BPA Advanced Instructor Examiner

Rhian Hogg

Camera Flyer

Steve Wilkins

Manager/Tandem Instructor/FS Coach

Gavin Rixon

AFF/Tandem Instructor

Steve Wickham

Tandem Instructor/FS Coach

Richard Parker

AFF/Tandem Instructor/BPA Advanced Instructor.

Tracey Skinner

Reception/Manifest

Phil Coates

Tandem Instructor

Callum Kennedy

Tandem Instructor/Camera Flyer/FS Coach

Yolanda Lee

Female Tandem Instructor AFF Instructor & AFF Coordinator, Tunnel Instructor, Camera Flyer, FS/FF Coach

Danny French

Tandem Instructor/AFFI/FS Coach

Max Meridius

Tandem Instructor/Camera Flyer

Javi Gomez

Rigger/FF/WS Coach/Base Jumper

James Page

Tandem Instructor/FS Coach

Marty Wilson

Sales & Marketing

Karl Thackeray

Camera Flyer/Freefly Coach

Sam Warburton

Camera Flyer/FS Coach

Andy Parker

Tandem Instructor

Simon Commercial

Jump Pilot

Sindy Barber

Sales & Marketing

Yaz Maskell

Parachute Packer