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BHPA Registered Schools - Hang Gliding

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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 and 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 our Learn to Fly page.

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.

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

You can also view a list of All BHPA registered schools, or a list of BHPA registered schools training abroad.

You can also view a map showing the approximate location of all BHPA registered schools.

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:

School Disciplines Contact Address Details
Aerosports Hang Gliding:

Ken McConnell.
Tel: 02893 341 414.
Mob: 07879 632 111.
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 eves weather permitting. Safety no 1.
Airsports Sussex Hang Gliding:
Mathew Lewis.
Tel: 07746 714 604.
Mob: 07746 714 604.
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 Hang Gliding:
Tow, Aerotow, Power

Hill, Tow, Power
Andrew Snell.
Tel: 01335 344 308.
Mob: 07768 472 654.
Darley Moor Airfield, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, DE6 2ET. F/t 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, all wind directions catered for.
Cloud 9 Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Hill, Tow, Power
Graham Phipps.
Tel: 01209 842877.
Mob: 07785 593559.
41 Alexandra Road, Illogan, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 4EA. Award winning school, 30+ years experience, top quality training in paragliding, hang gliding, paramotoring, tandems and taster days. Tow & hill training, low student to glider ratios.
Derbyshire Flying Centre Hang Gliding:

Stephen Hudson.
Tel: 08451 081 577.
Mob: 07762 729 663.
Fax: 01298 872 313.
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:
Sam Jeyes.
Tel: 07875 247 389.
Mob: 07875 247 389.
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.
Flylight Airsports Ltd Hang Gliding:
Hill, Aerotow, Power
Oliver Chitty.
Tel: 01604 494 459.
Fax: 01604 495 007.
Jetstream House, Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN. Learn to fly hang gliders and Microlights the easy way. We teach using the latest tandem aerotow techniques with individual flights to 3000ft. At Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton. Just 10 mintes from the M1 Junction 15.
Green Dragons HG & PG Centre Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow

Hill, Tow, Power

Andrew Shaw.
Tel: 01883 652666.
Fax: 01883 652600.
Warren Barn Farm, Slines Oak Road, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7HN. One of the UKs premier schools, established in 1974. Offers tuition for both HG/PG specialist in small or large groups, with probably the UKs largest flying shop & workshop onsite.
Learn-To-Fly.co.uk Hang Gliding:
Ian Macadam.
Tel: 02030 049 100.
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
Tony Webb.
Tel: 01362 687 000.
Mob: 00 34 658 135 397.
Fax: 01362 687 000.
Hyde Hall Farm, Lejair Workshop, Fransham, Dereham. Norfolk, NR19 2HR. Tow training, beginners to advanced, intro days, tandems, tow conversions, SPHG, new and 2nd hand sales, repairs and servicing. Courses in Norfolk & Southern Spain, tow & mountain.
Northumbria Airsports Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Ronald D Freeman.
Tel: 01670 816 924.
Mob: 07816 455 654.
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

Mark Bosher.
Tel: 01246 768 193.
Mob: 07703 062 721.
307 High Street, New Whittington, Chesterfield, Derby, S43 2AP. Professional quality Paragliding and Hang Gliding training to all levels, with sites in the Derbyshire Peak District. Overseas training and guiding available in Winter.
Southdown School of HG Hang Gliding:
John Barratt.
Tel: 07890 362648.
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: 16 December 2016 at 15:47:48 PM