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About

SkySchool is run by a group of highly experienced instructors who have learned these sports from the ground up and are passionate about flying. SkySchool started in the UK and Cyprus in 2002 before relocating to Spain in 2006. In 2016, after a decade in Spain, SkySchool moved to Italy and in the same year formed SkySchool Oman. SkySchool is the world's leading APPI PPG Paramotor school and continues to expand around the world. For information on how to open a SkySchool in your location contact us.


The Team

Alex Ledger - Instructor, Tandem Pilot & Managing Director

Alex Ledger from SkySchool UKAlex has managed SkySchool since 2005 and is a highly experienced Paramotor Instructor. He is the Secretary of APPI PPG, the International Paramotor Association which licenses Pilots and Instructors around the world, as well as the Founder of Flying for Heroes and SkySchool Oman. If you want to know what to expect on a SkySchool Course Alex has explained everything in this YouTube video. Alex has been involved in some interesting projects over the years, the most recent being the BBC episode 'Extreme Wales with Richard Parks'. He is a passionate Acro Paraglider pilot, climber, skydiver, trail runner and snowboarder. Sign up to his 'Stories from the Sky' emails or follow him on Facebook.

Tel: +44 (0) 7747 097 527

Email: info at skyschooluk.com


Zebur Mercan - Chief Flying Instructor & Tandem Pilot

Zebur MercanZebur has been flying Paragliders and Paramotors since 1999 and is a highly experienced pilot. Originally from Turkey, Zebur now lives in Scotland. In 2013 he sat an APPI PPG Instructor course and attained the Instructor license. He is now an APPI PPG Master Instructor and runs SkySchool's Paramotoring Courses in the UK, Italy and Oman as the CFI. He is possibly the most kind and patient instructor in the world!

Tel: + 44 (0) 7932 277332

Email: zebur.mercan at googlemail.com

Rob Furnival - Assistant Instructor & Airfield Manager

Rob Furnival from SkySchool UKRob learnt to Paraglide in Chamonix, France in 2002 and sat a Paramotoring course with Alex in Cyprus in 2005. He was originally a farmer in Shropshire where he ran a successful water bottling business. Rob has been working for SkySchool since 2007 as an Assistant Instructor and Airfield Manager. He is also an accomplished musician, cricketer and tennis player, as well as a very capable cook!

Tel: +44 (0) 7932 436 795

Email: robfurnival at gmail.com


Kester Haynes - Instructor & Tandem Pilot

Kester HaynesKester sat a SkySchool Paramotor course with Alex in 2007 and has been working as an Instructor since 2008. He is a qualified APPI PPG Master Instructor and one of the best in the world. In 2014 he was the Chief Mechanic on the Flying for Heroes Expedition, as well as one of the instructors. In 2015 he was part of the Race Committee for the Icarus Trophy. Kester is also an accomplished off road motorbike rider. When not instructing he works for Parajet as a key member of the research and development team, as well as a test pilot.

Tel: +44 (0) 7816 171 616

Email: kesterhaynes at yahoo.co.uk

John Coles - Ops Manager & Assistant Instructor

John ColesJohn Coles served in the British Army for more than 25 years with the Royal Green Jackets and The Rifles. He retired as a WO1 in 2012 and in 2014 he was the Ops Manager for the Flying for Heroes expedition in Kenya. He joined the SkySchool Team in 2017 and is the Ops Manager for both SkySchool UK and SkySchool Oman. His military style ensures the school operates like a well maintained L96 Sniper Rifle, or at least he claims it does!

Tel: +44 (0) 7501 957 595

Email: jecoles2491 at gmail.com

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