Active Edge

About us

Active Edge is owned by Dean Crosby, without doubt 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 Crosby

Dean has been flying for over 35 years, during this time he's captained both the British Hang Gliding and British Paragliding Teams.

He's also been 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 being responsible for Pilot Training. He's the only pilot to compete at 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 a number of them going on to represent Great Britain. He’s passionate about the sport that has shaped his life and honoured to introduce free flying to new pilots. He'll make sure you get the most out of your new adventure sport.