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BHPA Recreational Clubs

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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. 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.

Find a Club

Enter the first part of your postcode
(eg. CF44)

Post Code

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

The approximate location of all BHPA recreational clubs operating in the UK is shown on the map below. Please click on a map pin for further information about that particular club.

You can also view a list of BHPA recreational clubs by selecting one of the following options:

This map illustrates the approximate location of all BHPA recreational clubs. Please click on a map pin for information about that particular club.

NB. Whenever possible, map pins are located at the latitude and longitude that best represents the centre of operation of each club. If this information is not available, map pins are located at the aproximate latitude and longitude of the club's registered address.

BHPA recreational clubs database last updated: 21 June 2024 at 09:47:42 AM

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