About Us

ACTIVE EDGE IS OWNED BY DEAN CROSBY, WITHOUT A DOUBT, IS ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS IN THE UK. HE'S TAUGHT AT EVERY LEVEL FROM DAY 1 BEGINNER TO BRITISH TEAM SQUAD MEMBER.

Dean has been flying for 40 years; during this time, he's captained both the British Hang Gliding and British Paragliding Teams. He was British Paragliding Champion and British Paragliding Cross Country Champion in 1993.

Today when many instructors rarely fly, Dean is still fanatical about cross-country flying and was crowned British Paragliding Cross Country Champion for the 2nd time in 2006.

He's served on the prestigious BHPA Flying and Safety committee, responsible for Pilot Training.

He's the only pilot to compete at the national level in all three soaring disciplines.

Dean has taught hundreds of people to fly, from 70+-year-old recreational pilots to the 2005 British Hang Gliding Champion.

Many of his ex-students have competed in the British Paragliding Nationals, with many representing Great Britain.

He's passionate about the sport that has shaped his life and is honoured to introduce free-flying to new pilots. He'll ensure you get the most out of your latest adventure sport.

Dean Crosby, Owner of Active Edge