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BHPA Recreational Clubs

Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA recreational club
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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 Highland HG & PG Club are displayed below,
together with details of up to 6 of the nearest alternative clubs
Club Disciplines Distance from
selected club
Contact Details
Highland HG & PG Club Hang Gliding:
Hill

Paragliding:
Hill
0 miles (approx) Irene Carson.
Tel: 07876 683 987.

C/O Carson, Burnel, Balmenach, Cromdale, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3PF.

email:
hhgpgclub@gmail.com
website:
http://www.highlandhgpgclub.co.uk
Visitors welcome. Land in the Highlands provides habitats for much wildlife and visiting pilots should contact the club first to avoid interfering with nesting, shooting and lambing.
Your nearest alternative BHPA recreational clubs
Aberdeen HG & PG Club Hang Gliding:
Hill, Power

Paragliding:
Hill, Power
34 miles (approx) E Robert Dunthorn.
Tel: 01339 887 343.

11 Bellwood Drive, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5QG.

email:
bobdunthorn@hotmail.com
website:
http://www.ahpc.org.uk
14 Sites - All directions Grampian and Angus, restricted access. Visitors welcome but must contact club first.
Scottish HG & PG Federation Hang Gliding:
Hill

Paragliding:
Hill
57 miles (approx) Adrian Smith.
20 Cranford Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 7NQ.

email:
amsmith28@hotmail.com
website:
http://www.shpf.co.uk
A federation of all the hang gliding and paragliding clubs in Scotland. Supported by Sport Scotland it promotes improvement in safety and performance by organising competitions and training events.
Scottish Hang Gliding Club Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Aerotow, Power
81 miles (approx) Scott McMeekin.
Tel: 01786 842 030.

6 Cedar Court, Doune, Perthshire, FK16 6JQ.

email:
allan@allanphillips.co.uk
website:
http://www.scottish-hanggliding.org.uk
Private hang gliding open to all BHPA members, based at Balado airfield near Kinross. Aerotow, hill flying, SPHG and microlight operations.
Lanarkshire & Lothian SC Hang Gliding:
Hill

Paragliding:
Hill
99 miles (approx) Andrew Younie.
24b Lygon Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5QB.

email:
andy@lesault.net
website:
http://www.llsclub.co.uk
Flying club for hang gliding and paragliding over a wide variety of sites in the Scottish Borders, Central Scotland and the Scottish Highlands.
Scottish Mountain Paragliding Paragliding:
Hill
99 miles (approx) Alistair Bowman.
Tel: 0131 445 4085.

31 Winton Park, Edinburgh, EH10 7EX.

email:
ambowman43@aol.com
Social mountain flying club with 40 members throughout Scotland, including the Islands. Regular weekend meets (SHPF affiliated).
Wingbeat Paragliding Club Paragliding:
Hill
127 miles (approx) Thomas Bryson.
Tel: 01750 62214.

Craighill, Ettrick, Selkirk, Scotland, TD7 5JA.

email:
tommybryson@googlemail.com
website:
http://www.wingbeat-paragliding.co.uk
Small coaching club based in Scottish Borders with access to lots and lots of hills.
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BHPA recreational clubs database last updated: 21 February 2020 at 09:01:05 AM