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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.

You can also view a map showing the approximate location of all BHPA recreational clubs in the UK.

A list of BHPA recreational clubs can also be viewed by selecting one of the following options:

All BHPA recreational powered hang gliding clubs are displayed below
Club Disciplines Contact Details
BHPA Recreational Clubs

Club
Aberdeen HG & PG Club

Disciplines
Hang Gliding:
Hill, Power

Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Contact
David Bichan.
South Coldstream Farm, Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EL.

email:
davbic@hotmail.com
website:
http://www.ahpc.org.uk

Details
14 Sites - All directions Grampian and Angus, restricted access. Visitors welcome but must contact club first.

Club
Dunstable HG and PG Club

Disciplines
Hang Gliding:
Hill, Power

Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Contact
Jeremy Perl.
53 Burlington Avenue, Kew, Surrey, TW9 4DG.

email:
secretary@dunstablehpc.co.uk
website:
http://www.dunstablehpc.com

Details
Friendly club, around 300 members. Flying all year. Very active coaching scheme, regular club meetings.

Club
Kernow HG & PG Association

Disciplines
Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Contact
Christopher J Whittaker.
Mill View, East Road, Stithians, Cornwall, TR13 7BE.

email:
thesecretary@khpa.co.uk
website:
http://www.khpa.co.uk

Details
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.

Club
Malvern Aerotow Club

Disciplines
Hang Gliding:
Aerotow, Power

Contact
Jason Smith.
Tel: 07966 652 972.

Idlewild, 11 Forest Drive, Kinver, South Staffs, DY7 6DX.

email:
atosjase@gmail.com

Details
Malvern Aerotow Club is dedicated to Aerotow launching hang glider pilots in the Malvern area.

Club
Norfolk HG & PG Club

Disciplines
Hang Gliding:
Tow, Aerotow, Power

Paragliding:
Tow, Power

Parascending:
Tow

Contact
Sandra Panks.
10 Dell Crescent, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 8GB.

email:
s.panks@yahoo.co.uk
website:
http://www.flynorfolk.org

Details
Tow Club Winching Hang Gliders, Paragliders Parascenders on both week days and weekends. Tow conversions available and beginner courses onsite with established schools.

Club
Rutland Airsports

Disciplines
Hang Gliding:
Tow, Power

Paragliding:
Tow, Power

Parascending:
Tow

Contact
Nigel Barker.
17 Pippin Walk, Hardwick, Cambridge, CB23 7QD.

email:
rutlandairsports@gmail.com

Details
A friendly tow based club offering both PG and HG winching, with conversions catered for. Also offers PPG facilities.

Club
Scottish Hang Gliding Club

Disciplines
Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Contact
Scott McMeekin.
32 Greek Thomson Road, Balfron, G63 0RE.

email:
smcmeekin@me.com
website:
http://www.scottish-hanggliding.org.uk

Details
Private hang gliding open to all BHPA members, based at Balado airfield near Kinross. Hill flying, SPHG and microlight operations.

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

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