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All available BHPA documents are listed below. Please click on the file name to download the appropriate portable document file (pdf).

Safety related advice, documents, guidance and information can be found in the safety section of our website.

All BHPA forms available for download can be found in the forms section of our website.

Document Description File Size Uploaded
BHPA Documents

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Acronyms
Description
Acronyms frequently used in airsports.
Size
75 kb
Uploaded
26.03.2019

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AR Tug Matching
Description
Aerotow tug to glider speed matching
Size
64 kb
Uploaded
04.12.2023

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Alternative Entry PRS
Description
Alternative Entry to the Pilot Rating Scheme - Information for pilots who have trained outside of the BHPA, and wish to join the BHPA and the BHPA Pilot Rating Scheme.
Size
75 kb
Uploaded
18.04.2013

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Advanced Pilot Syllabus
Description
Syllabus and notes for the "Advanced Pilot" Exam. See also "Advanced Pilot" Tasks.
Size
368 kb
Uploaded
16.06.2015

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Advanced Pilot Tasks
Description
Tasks for "Advanced Pilot" Rating - for information only. Members wishing to take their "Advanced Pilot" exam are advised to consult the Pilot Task book (available from the BHPA Office)
Size
44 kb
Uploaded
06.10.2012

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BHPA 2024 AGM Pack
Description
BHPA 2024 AGM Pack
Size
2462 kb
Uploaded
23.02.2024

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BHPA 2023 AGM Pack
Description
BHPA 2023 AGM Pack
Size
8967 kb
Uploaded
21.02.2023

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BHPA Certification
Description
BHPA Certification Factsheet
Size
62 kb
Uploaded
26.03.2021

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BHPA D and E of O
Description
BHPA Diversity and Equality of Opportunity Policy.
Size
107 kb
Uploaded
26.03.2019

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BHPA Dev School Facts
Description
BHPA Development Schools factsheet
Size
97 kb
Uploaded
05.07.2021

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BHPA EC Position
Description
BHPA Electronic Conspicuity position paper (August 2022)
Size
2499 kb
Uploaded
09.09.2022

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BHPA EP Training Guide
Description
BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide
Size
2489 kb
Uploaded
23.05.2021

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BHPA FandGP ToR
Description
BHPA Finance and General Purposes Committee Terms of Reference
Size
32 kb
Uploaded
29.02.2024

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BHPA Loan Scheme
Description
BHPA Loan Scheme
Size
97 kb
Uploaded
26.11.2020

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BHPA M and A
Description
BHPA Memorandum and Articles of Association (amended 27 February 2016)
Size
199 kb
Uploaded
13.07.2021

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BHPA Rules
Description
BHPA Rules for Individual Flying Members
Size
75 kb
Uploaded
14.11.2022

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BHPA Safeguarding Policy
Description
BHPA Safeguarding Policy
Size
186 kb
Uploaded
29.02.2024

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BHPA Safeguarding CoC
Description
BHPA Safeguarding Codes of Conduct
Size
102 kb
Uploaded
29.02.2024

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BHPA Tech Manual 22
Description
BHPA Technical Manual - Latest version (includes all amendments up to and including amendment 22)
Size
2538 kb
Uploaded
16.02.2024

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BHPA Tech Manual s21
Description
BHPA Technical Manual - Superseded version (includes all amendments up to and including amendment 21)
Size
4352 kb
Uploaded
16.02.2024

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Child Protection
Description
BHPA Child Protection Policy
Size
53 kb
Uploaded
29.06.2009

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Club Repack Guide
Description
How to run a BHPA Club Repack
Size
90 kb
Uploaded
03.12.2016

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Coach Course Setup
Description
How to set up a two day BHPA Club Coach course
Size
76 kb
Uploaded
17.03.2020

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Collision Avoidance
Description
RAF pamphlet about the mid air collision potential in the skies near RAF Fairford
Size
1179 kb
Uploaded
19.02.2015

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Dealing with incidents
Description
Dealing with incidents and accidents
Size
39 kb
Uploaded
02.10.2023

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Dealing With Press
Description
Dealing with the media following a serious incident
Size
65 kb
Uploaded
12.03.2015

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Dual Flying Factsheet
Description
Dual Flying Fact Sheet
Size
1059 kb
Uploaded
16.09.2015

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En PG Classes
Description
EN PG Classes Summary - EN Paraglider Classes & Pilot Skills
Size
58 kb
Uploaded
02.06.2024

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BHPA EP Training Guide
Description
BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide
Size
2489 kb
Uploaded
23.05.2021

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Evidence of Insurance
Description
Evidence of third party aviation insurance
Size
230 kb
Uploaded
07.02.2024

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FAI Anti-Doping Rules
Description
FAI Anti-Doping Rules & Procedures
Size
507 kb
Uploaded
19.12.2014

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HG Airworthiness
Description
Hang Glider Airworthiness Certification
Size
57 kb
Uploaded
02.06.2024

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In an Emergency
Description
Who to call in an emergency in the UK - fact sheet
Size
229 kb
Uploaded
17.12.2014

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Info For Visiting Pilots
Description
Guidance for visiting overseas pilots
Size
307 kb
Uploaded
22.05.2023

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Parachute Advice
Description
Emergency Parachute Advice (extract from pilot Handbook)
Size
475 kb
Uploaded
02.06.2024

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Parachute Repacking
Description
Emergency Parachute Repacking - Liability Insurance
Size
74 kb
Uploaded
18.08.2017

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Paramotor SPHG C of C
Description
SPHG Code of Conduct for paramotor pilots and pilots of other types of SPHG, replacing old and unused Foot Launched Self Propelled Hang Glider Code of Practice (2005)
Size
90 kb
Uploaded
20.04.2023

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Pilot Syllabus
Description
Syllabus and notes for the "Pilot" Exam. See also "Pilot" Tasks and Human Factors & Airmanship.
Size
93 kb
Uploaded
17.01.2024

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Pilot Tasks
Description
Tasks for "Pilot" Rating - for information only. Members wishing to take their "Pilot" exam are advised to consult the Pilot Task book (available from the BHPA Office)
Size
55 kb
Uploaded
05.12.2015

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Pilot Iamsafe
Description
Human Factors & Airmanship - additional revision notes for "Pilot" Exam. See also "Pilot" Syllabus and Tasks.
Size
234 kb
Uploaded
09.06.2024

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Power Coach Licences
Description
Power Coach and Senior Power Coach Licences
Size
13 kb
Uploaded
13.01.2010

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SSDR
Description
Microlights (including SSDR's) and the BHPA
Size
101 kb
Uploaded
02.11.2021

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Site Sovereignty
Description
To avoid inter-club and inter-sport disputes, and help protect existing sites, this Site Sovereignty Code of Practice applies to both Clubs and individual pilots.
Size
90 kb
Uploaded
09.04.2022

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SIV
Description
SIV Course Information Sheet
Size
79 kb
Uploaded
01.08.2023

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Speed Flying
Description
Speed Flying Qualifications and Training
Size
96 kb
Uploaded
07.12.2015

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Tow Permit Guidance
Description
BHPA guidance on applications for inclusions in the AIP (e.g. permanent permit to tow at a particular site to above 60m agl)
Size
92 kb
Uploaded
17.03.2021

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Training Qualified Pilots
Description
Training for Qualified Pilots Information Sheet
Size
73 kb
Uploaded
19.09.2010

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Volunteer Expenses
Description
BHPA Volunteer Expenses Policy
Size
49 kb
Uploaded
08.05.2014

Last updated: 9 June 2024

Information for visiting overseas hang glider and paraglider pilots
Submit an Incident Report
Information for UK hang glider and paraglider pilots who want to fly abroad
The BHPA is a members of the Royal Aero Club
The BHPA is a member of the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union
The Civil Aviation Authority Drone and Model Aircraft Code
The General Aviation Safety Council Flight Safety Magazine

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