Jake is an aircraft avionics engineer and volunteer gliding instructor. He won the Men’s World Gliding Championship. He had his first flight in a glider aged 13, where he was later accepted onto his local gliding club’s young pilots’ scholarship scheme.
After graduating in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol, Jake worked as a professional gliding instructor, aviation technician and now helps run an avionics engineering firm. Jake represented Great Britain at two Junior World Championships finishing fifth in 2017 and winning in 2019. He is also the first pilot to win the Junior National Championships three times.