British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

BHPA Recreational Clubs

Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA recreational club
eg. enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS

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BHPA recreational clubs look after flying sites in their area, and offer guidance and assistance to pilots at a local level. Clubs also provide the supportive flying and social environment that is so important for newly qualified pilots when they leave the familiar school environment for the first time.

Most BHPA recreational clubs are also coaching clubs.

Coaching clubs are able to offer one to one or group coaching to assist pilots to develop their flying skills and progress safely through the BHPA Pilot Rating Scheme.

Recreational Clubs do not however provide training.

Training can only be undertaken at a BHPA Registered School. But your local recreational club can be a useful source of information about BHPA registered schools operating in your area.

If you're looking for someone to teach you to fly, or would like a trial (air experience) flight, please visit our Schools page to search for your nearest BHPA Registered School, or view a full list of all BHPA Registered Schools. You may also wish to visit our Learn to Fly page for a better understanding of what's involved.

To find your nearest BHPA recreational club, please enter the first part of your post code in the search box on the left side of this page.

Alternatively you can view an alphabetical list of all BHPA recreational clubs operating in the UK or overseas.

You can also view a map showing the approximate location of all BHPA recreational clubs in the UK.

Full details of South Devon HG & PG Club are displayed below,
together with details of up to 6 of the nearest alternative clubs
Club Disciplines Approximate distance
from selected club
Contact Address Details
South Devon HG & PG Club Hang Gliding:

0 miles Timothy Pilling.
Fitzworthy Lodge, Corntowns, Cornwood. Ivybridge, PL21 9PH. Sites in South Devon, Cornwall and Dartmoor. Meetings last Thursday of month at The Oak, South Brent.
Your nearest alternative BHPA recreational clubs
Upottery Hang Gliding:
44 miles Simon Murphy.
Tel: 01404 891 685.
Simon Murphy, Turfhouse, Luppitt. Honiton, Devon, EX14 4SA. Promoting aerotowing of hang gliders. Aerotow conversion courses available. Friendly and professional club, low monthly rates and great XC potential.
North Devon HG & PG Club Hang Gliding:

46 miles Stuart Hall.
Tel: 07925 347 209.
52 Bay View Road, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1BH. Small, friendly club. Coastal soaring on smooth, safe Woolacombe with miles of beach below. Codden Hill has great XC potential. We have very low subscriptions and visitors fees.
Devon & Somerset Condors Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow

Hill, Tow
56 miles Lester Gordon.
Tel: 01823 253 673.
14 Mill Lane, Trull, Taunton, TA3 7LA. The Devon and Somerset Condors is a friendly club open to both qualified and prospective pilots. We have two dozen sites, both coastal and inland. We also winch and aero-tow.
Kernow HG & PG Association Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Hill, Tow, Power
56 miles Anthony Peach.
71 Trelowen Drive, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9WT. Mostly coastal soaring sites ideal for low airtimers, good all year flying. Friendly yet competitive club both locally and nationally. Training available in associate full time school.
Welsh Free Flight Federation Hang Gliding:

78 miles Paul Dancey.
Tel: 02920 710 616.
26 King Street, Penarth, Cardiff, CF64 1HQ. The WFFF is recognised by Sport Wales and The Welsh Sports Assoc as the umbrella body for the sport in Wales. Fosters co-operation between Clubs and represents the sport at an all Wales level.
Wessex HG and PG Club Hang Gliding:

79 miles Alan Webb.
15 Frome Avenue, Wool, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6ER. Wessex Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club is a friendly foot launching club with no less than 22 beautiful of coastal and inland sites in West Hampshire, East Dorset and South Wiltshire.
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BHPA recreational clubs database last updated: 14 December 2018 at 11:28:25 AM