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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 Imperial, Ivybridge.
Your nearest alternative BHPA recreational clubs
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.
Tow Infinity Paragliding:
46 miles Stuart Hall.
52 Bay View Road, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1BH. we are a newly formed tow group operating in the North Devon area. Our aim is to be able to fly from the winch on low wind days and progress to being able to fly XC.
Ulster HG and PG Club Hang Gliding:

46 miles Thomas Carson.
,. A club with over 50 members. Coastal and inland sites. Visiting pilots welcome, contact Secretary first.
Upottery Hang Gliding:
47 miles Sam Jeyes.
Sam Jeyes, 21 Silver Heights, Barnsdale, Devon, EX32 7RJ. Promoting aerotowing of hang gliders. Aerotow conversion courses available. Friendly and professional club, low monthly rates and great XC potential.
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.
Devon & Somerset Condors Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow

Hill, Tow
57 miles Lester Gordon.
Tel: 01823 253 673.
Flat 22, Norwich Court, Taunton, TA1 4TR. 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.
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BHPA recreational clubs database last updated: 17 January 2020 at 09:22:58 AM