Preparing for Paragliding Adventures – Ruth Churchill Dower
Ruth Churchill Dower is a championship and PWC pilot from Yorkshire and long standing member of DSC. She is mum to two amazing kids (Evan and Chia) and runs a training company, Earlyarts UK, helping early years teachers use creativity to nurture their young children’s brains. She’s most creative however when she’s flying, and particularly likes flying slow and high in amazing mountain ranges. She enjoys making her husband (Pat Dower) jealous by texting him photos from 6,000ft above Lake Annecy when he’s at work… Luckily he rarely offers a retrieve so there’s not much to lose.
In this talk for DSC, Ruth talks about different aspects of flying, including what it takes to make a competition pilot a different levels, what competition flying is all about and also an in-depth look at a recent big accident she had and the learnings from it.