Our Team

Everyone involved in the management and operation of the Club does so on a voluntary basis. No one gets paid!

Here are the folk who make up the management committee and the flying ops team:

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Michael Miskimmin

Director, CFI

Michael Miskimmin is one of the three Directors of the club, and is the Chief Flying Instructor. He leads the team which makes flying happen and delivers the training. He supervises all of the UGC flying activity at Bellarena.

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Brian Irwin

Director, Deputy CFI, Tug Pilot, Club Chairman

Brian Irwin acts as Michael’s Deputy, and is also a Director and the club’s Chairman, leading the management committee. He instructs in gliders and the motor glider, and does some tugging too.

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Olive Houlihan

Director, Instructor, Tug Pilot.

Olive Houlihan is the third Director, flies the tug and instructs in gliders and the motor glider. Olive is also the editor of Wavelength, the club’s newsletter.

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Owen Anderson

Instructor, Inspector

Owen Anderson is an instructor and Senior BGA Inspector. As the club’s Technical Officer, he’s responsible for keeping the club’s gliders airworthy.

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John Houlihan

Instructor, Tug Pilot, Inspector, Club Safety Officer

John Houlihan is an instructor on gliders and motor gliders, a tug pilot, inspector and is the club’s Safety Officer.

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Matthew Morrison

Instructor,  Inspector

Matthew Morrison is an instructor and inspector.  In that capacity he works with Owen in the maintenance of the club fleet and some private aircrafts.

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Simon Langtry
Instructor, Tug Pilot, Tug Master

Simon Langtry is an instructor and tug pilot. In his role as tug master he is responsible for tug maintenance and tugging operations. Simon is also one of two Child Protection Officers.

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David Stewart


David Stewart is an instructor who you are likely to encounter on your introductory flight.

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Mark Stewart

Tug Pilot

Mark Stewart is a glider pilot and flies the tug.  He also has a share in the motor glider.

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Eugene McShane

Tug Pilot

Eugene McShane is a tug pilot and also a power flying instructor.

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Colin Officer


Colin Officer is the Treasurer. When not looking after our finances, he can be found building a Kitfox.

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Brian McCrory


Brian is the Secretary of the club and owns a share of a Ka6 glider.

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Niall Marshall

PR Officer

Niall Marshall is the club’s PR Officer and webmaster, and owns a share of a Ka6 glider.

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Moore Campbell

Instructor, Inspector, Site Officer

Moore is an instructor who you’re likely to encounter on your introductory flight. He is also a glider inspector and the club’s Site Officer, responsible for the upkeep of our magnificent airfield and buildings.

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