The SkySchool Team


SkySchool is run by a group of highly experienced instructors who are passionate about Paramotoring. We have been running courses since 2002 and taught over 1,500 people how to fly. As Europe's leading Paramotor school our goal is to enable more people to experience this amazing sport safely. We are constantly looking to expand our operations around the world, so if you think there needs to be a SkySchool in your location contact us!

The Team

Alex Ledger - Master Instructor, Tandem Pilot & MD

Alex is a highly experienced Paramotor Instructor and the Secretary of APPI PPG, the International Paramotoring Association. Over the years he has been involved in several interesting projects, namely Flying for Heroes, Paramotoring the length of the UK and the BBC documentary Extreme Wales with Richard Parks. In 2017 he co-founded SkyOps Executive Ltd in order to develop the B2B side of the Adventure Airsports industry. Alex lives in Chamonix, France where he pursues his passion for Acrobatic Paragliding, Snowboarding, Mountaineering and Trail Running, all of which he lives to combine together as you can see in the SkySchool Lifestyle series. Discover more about Alex here!

Tel: +44 (0) 7747 097 527

Email: info at

Ricardo Maciel - Master Instructor & Tandem Pilot

Ricardo is a highly experienced APPI PPG & ParaTrike Master Instructor and SkySchool's Chief Flying Instructor. Originally from Brazil, where he used to run his own Paramotor School, Ricardo joined the SkySchool Team in 2017 having helped set up SkySchool India. He also used to run the Brazilian Paramotor Team and competed in the 2018 World Championships in Thailand as a ParaTrike Pilot. When not instructing Ricardo also runs the SkyWeek Trips and Instructor Workshops, while also helping set up new APPI PPG & ParaTrike Centres around the world. Discover more about Ricardo here!

Tel: +44 7383 683589

Email: ricardo at

Dan Kaye - Ops Manager & Assistant Instructor

Dan has been around the SkySchool Team since 2017 and made the decision to hand in his notice as an Estate Agent in Birmingham in August 2018. He is now an Assistant Instructor and the Operations Manager, responsible for overseeing the day to day running of SkySchool. Having caught the flying bug he has become a passionate Paraglider Pilot and already flown in some of the best sites around the world. He is also a passionate open water swimmer and used to compete when living in the UK. Discover more about Dan here!

Tel: +44 7568 135820

Email: skyschooldaniel at

Zebur Mercan - Master Instructor & Tandem Pilot

Zebur 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, after which he became SkySchool's Chief Flying Instructor. He is now an APPI PPG & ParaTrike Master Instructor, as well as a passionate Kitesurfer, who travels around the world pursuing his passion for these sports, while continuing to work as a part time Instructor with SkySchool. Discover more about Zeb here!

Tel: + 44 (0) 7932 277332

Email: zebur.mercan at

Rob Furnival - Accommodation & Airfield Manager

Rob 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 the Accommodation and Airfield Manager. He is also an accomplished musician, cricketer and tennis player, as well as a very capable cook, a skill he puts to good use during the SkyWeek Trips! Discover more about Rob here!

Tel: +44 (0) 7932 436 795

Email: robfurnival at

Ed Robinson - SkyOps Manager

Ed manages SkySchool's sister company SkyOps Executive, which provides an Adventure Airsports Consultancy Service around the world. Prior to starting SkyOps he served as a Captain in the British Army, deploying on two tours of Afghanistan, and ran security operations and business development contracts across Africa and the Middle East. Originally from Wiltshire, Ed spends most of his time abroad, overseeing and developing SkyOps projects. He is a passionate Paragliding and Paramotoring Pilot, Skier, Kayaker, Fly-Fisherman and general outdoor enthusiast. He has planned and led numerous expeditions around the world and is always looking for the next challenging adventure. You can follow him here.

Tel: +44 (0)7881 623 792

Email: ed at

Charlotte Ledger - SkySchool Secretary

Charlotte from SkyschoolCharlotte is Alex's sister and runs the SkySchool office near Banbury, Oxfordshire. She first started working as a photographer for SkySchool in Cyprus in 2005 when she visited Alex after leaving school. In 2008 she visited SkySchool in Spain where she had her first Tandem ParaTrike flight and Skydive, giving her an idea of what all the fuss is about! Since then she has travelled around the world working in the Polo industry. She now lives with her daughter Emilia in Warwickshire and when not keeping on top of SkySchool admin, pursues her passion for acting on stage.

Tel: +44 (0) 7530 102708

Email: charlotteledger.13 at

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