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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

BHPA Registered Schools

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BHPA Registered Schools will train you at a rate of progress that is suitable for you. They are monitored for safety, the quality of the training they offer, and the equipment they use, and their instructors are licensed by the Association.

For a better understanding of the various disciplines available within our sport and the training options available at each school, please visit the Our Sport and Learn to Fly pages.

To find your nearest BHPA registered school, please enter the first part of your post code and select the required discipline in the search box on the left.

Or you can use the following links to display a full list of all BHPA registered hang gliding or paragliding schools:

You can also view a full list of all BHPA registered schools operating in the UK and/or overseas:

Alternatively you can view a map showing the approximate location of all BHPA registered schools operating in the UK.

A UK wide network of BHPA recreational clubs look after flying sites in their area, and offer guidance and assistance to qualified pilots at a local level. You can also contact your local recreational club for further information about BHPA registered school operating in your area before you commit to a course of training.

Other Sources of advice and information

The following list is just a small selection of the numerous alternative sources of advice and information available on the internet. These Facebook pages and forums are completely independent, and are not affiliated in any way to the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association:

Full details of all BHPA registered hang gliding schools operating in the UK or overseas are displayed below
School Disciplines Contact Address Details
Aerosports Hang Gliding:
Hill

Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training in the UK only
Ken McConnell.
Tel: 02893 341 414.
Mob: 07879 632 111.
ken.aerosports@tiscali.co.uk
103 Lower Ballyboley Road, Ballyclare, Co Antrim, N. Ireland, BT39 9UJ. Training for smaller groups, EP, CP & beyond. Tandem P/G Air Experience flts. Based 10 min from local flying sites in the Co Antrim hills. Fri, Sat & Sun, Summer eve's weather permitting. Safety no 1.
Airsports Sussex Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow

Training in the UK only
Mathew Lewis.
Tel: 07746 714 604.
Mob: 07746 714 604.
airsportssussex@gmail.com
332 Mile Oak Road, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2RA. Tandem Hang Gliding. Highest level of qualification (Senior Instructor), internationally experienced and current British Champion pilot. Get the smile!
Airways Airsports Limited Hang Gliding:
Tow

Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Andrew Snell.
Tel: 01335 344 308.
office@airways-airsports.com
Darley Moor Airfield, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, DE6 2ET. Full-time school (chosen by Blue Peter) run by professional, friendly and dynamic team. Highest standard of tuition, fast progress to CP. Tow-based, so more flyable days & onsite cafe.
Derbyshire Flying Centre Hang Gliding:
Hill

Paragliding:
Hill

Training in the UK only
Stephen Hudson.
Tel: 08451 081 577.
Mob: 07762 729 663.
Fax: 01298 872 313.
steve@d-f-c.co.uk
Cliff Side, Church Street, Tideswell, Derbyshire, SK17 8PE. Professional full time, year round paragliding and Hang Gliding tuition. Award of Merit 2009. Hill sites in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. Overseas winter training available.
Fly Like a Bird Hang Gliding:
Hill

Training in the UK only
Sam Jeyes.
Tel: 07875 247 389.
Mob: 07875 247 389.
info@flylikeabird.co.uk
21 Silverwood Heights, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 7RJ. Experience a Tandem Hang Gliding flight over the stunning North Devon Coast, packages available using our local trusted partners - choose our High Flyer Package for a complete experience.
Green Dragons HG & PG Centre Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow

Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Parascending:
Tow

Training overseas and in the UK
Andrew Shaw.
Tel: 01883 652666.
Fax: 01883 652600.
fly@greendragons.co.uk
Warren Barn Farm, Slines Oak Road, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7HN. One of the UK's premier schools, established in 1974. Offers tuition for both HG/PG specialist in small or large groups, with probably the UK's largest flying shop & workshop onsite.
Learn-To-Fly.co.uk Hang Gliding:
Aerotow

Training in the UK only
Ian Macadam.
Tel: 02030 049 100.
office@learn-to-fly.co.uk
Crossways, Bradford Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4BG. Learn-To-Fly.co.uk provides dual hang gliding air experience flights using the fantastic VX ATOS rigid wing hang glider, by aerotowing up to 2500ft.
Lejair Hang Gliding Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Tony Webb.
Tel: 01362 687 000.
Mob: 00 34 658 135 397.
Fax: 01362 687 000.
tony@lejair.com
Hyde Hall Farm, Lejair Workshop, Fransham, Dereham. Norfolk, NR19 2HR. Tow training, beginners to advanced, intro days, tandems, tow conversions, FLPH, new & 2nd hand sales, repairs & servicing. Courses in Norfolk & Spain, tow & mountain flying.
Northumbria Airsports Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Paragliding:
Hill

Training in the UK only
Ronald D Freeman.
Tel: 01670 816 924.
Mob: 07816 455 654.
northumbriaairsports@gmail.com
11 Sutherland Avenue, Newbiggin By the Sea, Northumberland, NE64 6RH. Full time school. Safely from beginner to advanced on the beautiful Cheviot hills. Dual flying, PG, HG, SPHG training, equipment sales and service.
Peak Airsports Hang Gliding:
Hill, Power

Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Mark Bosher.
Tel: 07703 062 721.
Mob: 07703 062 721.
info@peakairsports.com
307 High Street, New Whittington, Chesterfield, Derby, S43 2AP. Professional quality Paragliding training to all levels, with sites in the Derbyshire Peak District. Please reference website for futher information on paragliding training & courses.
Southdown School of HG Hang Gliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
John Barratt.
Tel: 07890 362648.
info@southdownshanggliding.co.uk
Gibraltar Farm, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6NB. A dedicated hill based hang gliding school. All levels from beginners through to experienced pilots.
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BHPA registered schools database last updated: 17 May 2019 at 08:33:01 AM