The SkySchool Team


At SkySchool our goal is to enable people to learn how to Paramotor safely so they can experience this amazing sport for themselves. We have been running Paramotor courses since 2002 and take pride in the safe and professional service we provide. If you are interested in learning to Paramotor, buying Kit, coming on a Flying Trip or anything Adventure AirSports related contact us!

The Team

Alex Ledger - Managing Director

Alex is a highly experienced Paramotor Instructor and the Secretary of APPI Power, the International Paramotoring and ParaTriking Association, which he founded in 2011. He started skydiving in 2000 and learnt how to Paraglide and Paramotor in 2005. Over the years he has been involved in several interesting projects, namely Flying for Heroes in 2014, Paramotoring from John O'Groats to Lands End in 2016 and the BBC documentary Extreme Wales with Richard Parks in 2017. Alex lives in Chamonix, France where he pursues his passion for Acrobatic Paragliding, Snowboarding and Trail Running. In 2020 he made this film about his Top Five Flying Trips to celebrate 15 years of running SkySchool. Bring on the next 15 years...

Tel: +44(0)7747 097527


Zebur Mercan - Instructor

Zebur has been flying since 1999 and is a highly experienced pilot. Originally from Turkey, Zebur moved to Scotland in 2001 before realising the weather was terrible for flying! In 2013 he sat an APPI PPG Instructor course and attained the Instructor license, followed by the APPI PPG Master Instructor license in 2014. He is also a passionate Kitesurfer and travels around the world either flying or kiting when not working for SkySchool.

Tel: +44(0)7932 277332


Ricardo Maciel - Chief Flying Instructor

Ricardo learnt how Paraglide in Brazil in 1997 and then how to Paramotor in California in 2002. He met Alex during an APPI PPG Instructor Workshop in Brazil in 2014 and joined SkySchool in 2018. He is now SkySchool's Chief Flying Instructor and has had to quickly adapt to the variable UK climate! Ricardo is one of the highest qualified Mechanic's outside of the Vittorazi factory, which allows him to run the Paramotor Maintenance Courses during the winter, and used to compete around the world as a member of the Brazilian Paramotor team.

Tel: +44(0)7862 441924‬


Dan Kaye - Assistant Instructor

Dan learnt to fly in 2018 and immediately became part of the SkySchool Team. He worked as a full time Assistant Instructor and Manager at SkySchool up until 2020 and is now a part time Assistant Instructor, while helping run some of the SkyWeek Trips. When not involved with SkySchool he specialises in property and is based near Stratford-upon-Avon. He is also a very competent open water swimmer who loves his paragliding and his Belgian Malinois dogs.

Tel:‭+44(0)7568 135820‬


Rob Furnival - Airfield Manager & Assistant Instructor

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 Airfield Manager and an Assistant Instructor. 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!

Tel: +44(0)7932 436795


Charlotte Ledger - Secretary

Charlotte from Skyschool UKCharlotte 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 where she pursues her passion for acting on stage.

Tel: +44 (0)7530 102708


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