He has always found adventure a great way to escape the day to day and keep his own mental health in shape. For a while, he has been looking at organising an expedition to raise money for charity. Having always wanted to be a pilot since childhood, this seems to be a great way to achieve that dream finally.
He also sees this as a great opportunity to open up and share his experiences and further raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health.
As an experienced and qualified Architect, Dhaval has a true passion for making a societal change through practical and designed solutions. With a natural understanding of how people interact with their environments, Dhaval knows that productive workspaces can make a real difference to mental wellbeing. So, inspired by our challenge to raise awareness of positive mental wellbeing across workplace environments, Dhaval has volunteered as one of our new pilots.
Though he has never flown a paramotor before, Dhaval’s keen eye for detail, spatial awareness, and amazing cooking skills will be in no doubt keep us energized and elevated throughout our challenge.
Before I met my wife, who supports our local Air Ambulance, I hadn’t realised that the Air Ambulance was funded wholly by charitable contributions. They play a truly vital role, and funds must continue to be raised so that they can reach the people who need them most. I’m also really pleased to have the opportunity to support Mind, who has brought great benefit to those close to me in difficult times.
Ever since that time, Matt has felt that aviation ‘owes him one’. So when the opportunity to fly across the UK, albeit not at Mach3, and probably without a pair of mirrored aviators, there
was no stopping him from getting involved.
Simon is additionally qualified to pilot helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, however Paramotors remain his favourite. He loves the epic flying locations the UK has to offer.