Meet the Cloudbase Team
With combined 60+ years of experience
Cloudbase Paragliding Mission:
To produce safe, competent and confident pilots
Cloudbase aim to make your paragliding journey fun and safe in a learning environment.
Our Cloudbase instructors have many years of experience of instructing and flying, locally and overseas, they love nothing more than passing on their passion of flying.
Grey Hamilton is the owner of Cloudbase and has been flying for 28 years and instructing paragliding since 1998.
Among the many flying expeditions over the years some of Grey’s most memorable flights have been on vol biv (flying/camping) expeditions to Pakistan, flying across the Indian Himalayan mountains North attaining altitudes above 7000m.
Grey and close friend and Cloudbase XC Instructor, Jean Brossard, more recently completed a flying expedition from Germany to Slovenia and back to Austria.
Grey has been a member of the NZ team to the World Paragliding Championships and has competed in a large number of competitions in Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Italy and New Zealand.
Grey has also been the president of the Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club and a past executive member of the NZHGPA.