Paul Shotan – Co founder of the Peaky Flyers
Been fascinated with all things aviation from a kid watching planes fly overhead from the nearby Art Deco Elmdon Airport (now BHX) Birmingham wondering “how the hell do you get to do that?” Airfix, balsa and tissue paper, control line and RC models were my only outlet until I eventually earned enough to learn to fly and got my PPL. That all had to stop when I quit the day job in 2000 to set up artworks unlimited; my graphic & web design/hosting operation.
The itch to fly never went away and then I discovered paramotoring. Mr. Toad was awoken!
I did my PPG training during an unpredictable summer of 2018. It was hard, hard work but I absolutely LOVED it.
In my search for the ideal gear I found WASP paramotors, met the owner Roberto Ferrero, Jason and Colin on Eastmoor and that was that, bought a WASP with Eos 150 and APCO SLT Harness, Ozone Spyder 28 meter wing and every toy going.
With my good friend and fellow Brummy Craig Ryan we have created this paramotor flying group specially to help newcomers and inexperienced pilots benefit from a friendly, non judgmental group where they can learn from patient, highly experienced pilots and encourage one another.
Please Note We don’t offer training and we are very selective in choosing new members. That’s not snobbishness or elitism, it’s pure self preservation because we know from experience that it only takes one fool to ruin it for all!