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

CFI, Director

Michael Miskimmin is the Chief Flying Instructor. He leads the instructor’s team which makes flying happen and supervises all flying activity at Bellarena. Michael is also one of our company Directors.

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Brian Irwin

Deputy CFI, Tug Pilot

Brian Irwin is an instructor and Deputy CFI. He instructs on gliders and motorgliders and is also a tug pilot.

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Olive Houlihan

Instructor, Tug Pilot

Olive Houlihan is an instructor in gliders and motorgliders and also a tug pilot. Olive is also the club’s membership secretary.

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John Houlihan

Instructor, Tug Pilot, BGA Inspector

John Houlihan is an instructor in gliders and motorgliders and also a tug pilot. John is also a BGA inspector.

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Matthew Morrison

Assistant Instructor,  Inspector

Matthew Morrison is an instructor and BGA inspector. When not working for the club he loves to fly his racy LS4 glider.

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Moore Campbell

Basic Instructor, Inspector, Site Officer

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

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Carles Morros

Basic Instructor

Carles is an instructor who you’re likely to encounter on your introductory flight. When not instructing, Carles can usually be found soaring high in his beautiful blue Ka6 glider.

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Simon Langtry
Basic Instructor, Tug Pilot, Tug Master

Simon Langtry is an instructor you are likely to encounter on your first flight. He is also a tug pilot and tug master, responsible for tug maintenance and tugging operations.

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Mark Stewart

Tug Pilot

Mark Stewart is a tug pilot and also flies the Slingsby Venture motorglider.

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Eugene McShane

Tug Pilot

Eugene McShane is a tug pilot and light aircraft instructor.

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William Treacy

Tug Pilot, Safety Officer

William Treacy is a tug pilot and is also the club’s safety officer.

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David Stewart

Technical Officer

David Stewart is the club’s technical officer and is responsible for the maintenance of the club’s fleet of gliders.

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Owen Anderson



Owen Anderson is a BGA senior inspector with a passion for restoring vintage gliders.

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Colin Officer


Colin Officer is the club’s Chairman and company Director. Supported by the elected committee, Colin is responsible for the overall management of the club.

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Stephen Johnson


Stephen Johnson is one of the club’s Company Directors and an experienced glider pilot. Stephen also flies the Slingsby Venture Motorglider.

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Chris Metcalfe


Chris Metcalfe is the club Treasurer and solo pilot who enjoys flying his PW5 glider.

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Brian McCrory


Brian is the club Secretary, a solo pilot and co-owner of a Ka6 glider.

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Niall Marshall

Booking System & I.T. Support

Niall Marshall is responsible for enhancing the booking system and providing I.T. support. He’s a solo pilot and owns a share of a Ka6 glider.

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