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www.silverbackTarzan.co.uk
#SilverbackTarzan
owner & Chief flying
Instructor of airsports 
Sussex

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Ross De'Voy

I have been training with Matt at Airsports Sussex from beginner to club pilot , he is a great teacher who is passionate about flying and has decades of experience . I believe his goal is to provide as much fun as possible and to make sure everyone stays safe. Thanks Matt I really enjoyed training with you and hope to see you on the hill soon

Deborah Harding

“What a tonic for a horrendous week at work!?! Airsports Sussex promise you a smile and they deliver! I felt safe, well instructed, it was fun and it was a real pleasure to be around people who are clearly passionate about what they do.

We travelled down from Norfolk and wondered if we’d get there and have to turn back due to the weather but all of those things were considered, as best they could be, by the team to avoid a wasted journey. A very considerate, friendly service.

It was such a good experience! A great birthday present! I would definitely do it again and would highly recommend Airsports Sussex.

Thank you for looking after us for the day :)”

Helen Didymus-True

“I had a fantastic tandem flight with Matt this weekend. Incredibly, by the time we took off I wasn’t even a little bit nervous – Matt’s expertise, utter calm and proficiency made me feel completely safe.

Being up in the air was incredible, and like nothing I’ve experienced before. This tandem flight was a fantastic opportunity to find out how it feels to fly like a bird while relying on someone else’s skills, and I’m hungry for more!”

Mellisa

“What an awesome experience. Really felt safe and relaxed with the pilot. He explained everything so well that I felt calm and confident. Loved the feel of freedom and stunning views. One of my most memorable moments. If you are thinking of giving this a try I would recommend it to anyone. You will love it.”

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SILVERBACK TARZAN aka

matt lewis

Hang gliding has a spirit that I find awe-inspiring.

It gives me a perspective oN my fears and on my ideas of what I can and can't achieve. Through stepping through my fear and taking on the challenge of free flight I find a beautiful state of mind. I come to understand that my personal fears are a result of my thoughts and often not based in the reality of the situation.

I am the most experienced Flying Instructor teaching hang gliding in the UK.  I've had the pleasure of 25 years experience flying solo, tandem and teaching internationally. I am proud to have been Chief Flying Instructor and owner of Airsports Sussex for the last 10 years. Before that, as well as international work I was Senior Instructor for the well established South Downs Hanggliding School working with John Barratt, now retired, my mentor and friend.

You are in the best hands. I have thousands of hours of flying experience, have taken hundreds of tandems and taught hundreds of people to fly, including almost all of the current hang glider pilots flying in the UK, as well as competing internationally.

I'm looking forward to seeing the pilots of the future and helping them achieve their potential.

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John Barratt

John Barratt has been Chief Flying Instructor of South Downs Hang Gliding, the parent school of Airsports Sussex, for over 25 years. Mentor and friend to Matt Lewis for 10 years he now comes out with Airsports Sussex to lend his expert hand and also continues to use his wealth of experience to run South Downs Hang Gliding as a glider sales and maintenance company.

We are lucky to have him on board.

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Tara Bentall

Tara Bentall is life partner of SBT and also does loads of admin stuff too. She is a mum of 3, an experienced therapist,  Alexander Technique Teacher and pony lover.

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Rod

Heming

Rod's extensive flying experience as a commercial pilot, light aircraft & microlite instructor, African Bush pilot and 30 years hang gliding make him a highly valued member of our team.

Rod has a long history of dedication to mindfulness and meditation practices which inform his naturally sunny and kind nature making him a great fun to be around too.

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Locations:

We fly from a variety of different locations in and around the South Downs National Park depending on the weather conditions. We use several different meeting locations, you will be informed before your flight,  although we often use the following:

Devil’s Dyke Pub, Dyke Rd, Poynings, East Sussex, BN1 8YJ        or        Middle Farm Shop, Middle Farm, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LJ

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hang gliding, paragliding, flying, brighton, london, adventure, days out, fun, extreme sport, activities, what's on, things to do, fun
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