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BHPA Fees

The following table lists the fees charged by the BHPA as of 1 April 2024.

All available BHPA documents can be found in the documents section of this website. All available BHPA forms can be found in the forms section, and available BHPA Club Bulletins can be found in the club bulletins section of this website.

You can also download a list of printed BHPA 'versioned' training documents, available from the BHPA office to schools, clubs and registered licensed members.

If you still can't find what you are looking for, please contact the BHPA office.

Fee & Period Benefits Cost Notes
BHPA Fees

Fee &Period
Two Year Membership
(introductory offer)
24 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance, 24 issues of Skywings Magazine, Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£289
Notes
An additional £30 Joining Fee must be paid when you join the BHPA.

Fee &Period
Flying Member
12 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance, 12 issues of Skywings Magazine, Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£169
(members paying by direct debit will receive an annual discount of £7 on renewal)
Notes
An additional £30 Joining Fee must be paid when you join the BHPA. The Joining Fee does not apply to membership renewals where membership has been continuous.

Fee &Period
Family Flying Member
12 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance, Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£153
(members paying by direct debit will receive an annual discount of £7 on renewal)
Notes
As Flying Member above, except Family Flying Members do not receive their own copy of Skywings magazine, and must live at the same address as the Flying Member in their family.

Fee &Period
Flying Concessionary Member
(21 and under, or 67 and over)
12 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance, 12 issues of Skywings Magazine, Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£149
(members paying by direct debit will receive an annual discount of £7 on renewal)
Notes
As Flying Member above

Fee &Period
Non Flying Member
12 Months
Benefits
12 issues of Skywings Magazine, 3rd-party insurance (flying is not covered), no voting rights
Cost
£62
(members paying by direct debit will receive an annual discount of £7 on renewal)
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Trial Membership
3 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance, 3 issues of Skywings Magazine
Cost
£104
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Adult Day Membership
1 Day
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance
Cost
£29
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Under 21 Day Membership
1 Day
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance
Cost
£5
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Skywings Magazine Subscription (UK)
12 Months
Benefits
12 issues of Skywings Magazine
Cost
£59
Notes
This is already included in some membership categories shown above

Fee &Period
Skywings Magazine Subscription (Overseas)
12 Months
Benefits
12 issues of Skywings Magazine
Cost
Please visit the BHPA shop for overseas subscription rates
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Trainee Instructor Insurance Supplement
12 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance
Cost
£30
Notes
As this supplement is due on membership renewal, please contact the office for applicable fee.

Fee &Period
Instructor Insurance Supplement
12 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance
Cost
£105
Notes
As this supplement is due on membership renewal, please contact the office for applicable fee.

Fee &Period
Air Experience Instructor Insurance Supplement
12 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance
Cost
£105
Notes
As this supplement is due on membership renewal, please contact the office for applicable fee.

Fee &Period
Paragliding Dual Pilot Insurance Supplement (Hill Only)
12 Months
Benefits
3rd Party Insurance
Cost
£105
Notes
As this supplement is due on membership renewal, please contact the office for applicable fee

Fee &Period
Pilot Ratings:
Club Pilot, Pilot, Advanced Pilot
Benefits
 
Cost
£20
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Pilot Ratings:
Additional Environment
Benefits
 
Cost
£20
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Club Coach Course
Benefits
 
Cost
£35 (new candidate)
£25 (refresher)
Notes
Per person

Fee &Period
Club Coach Course
Benefits
 
Cost
Minimum Fee £450 (18 people)
Notes
Minimum course fee

Fee &Period
Instructor Course
Benefits
 
Cost
£400
Notes
Per person, but cost can vary depending on location.

Fee &Period
Senior Coach Course
Benefits
 
Cost
£400
Notes
Per person, but cost can vary depending on location. Courses are run at a national level at a central location.

Fee &Period
Senior Instructor Course
Benefits
 
Cost
£400
Notes
Per person, but cost can vary depending on location.

Fee &Period
EPSL Course
Benefits
 
Cost
£400
Notes
Per person. Courses are run at a national level at a central location.

Fee &Period
Instructor Examination
Benefits
 
Cost
£50
Notes
First examination.

Fee &Period
Senior Coach Examination (tow & aerotow only)
Benefits
 
Cost
Free
Notes
First examination.

Fee &Period
Air Experience Instructor Examination
Benefits
 
Cost
£150
Notes
First examination.

Fee &Period
Dual Pilot Examination (UK based only)
Benefits
 
Cost
£150
Notes
First examination. For exams in Europe, please contact the office.

Fee &Period
Instructor Re-examination
Benefits
 
Cost
£150
Notes
Re-examination.

Fee &Period
Senior Coach Re-examination (tow & aerotow only)
Benefits
 
Cost
£50
Notes
Re-examination.

Fee &Period
Air Experience Instructor Re-examination
Benefits
 
Cost
£150
Notes
Re-examination.

Fee &Period
Dual Pilot Re-examination (UK based only)
Benefits
 
Cost
£150
Notes
Re-examination. For exams in Europe, please contact the office.

Fee &Period
TI Registration
Benefits
 
Cost
£40
Notes
New Registration. Fee includes insurance supplement.

Fee &Period
Dual Paragliding Pilot Registration (Hill)
Benefits
 
Cost
£110
Notes
Fee includes insurance supplement.

Fee &Period
Air Experience Instructor Registration (Dual)
Benefits
 
Cost
£110
Notes
Fee includes insurance supplement.

Fee &Period
Club Coach Registration
Benefits
 
Cost
Free
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Licences gained by Assessment
Benefits
 
Cost
£20
Notes
 

Fee &Period
FAI Sporting Licence (UK resident)
Benefits
 
Cost
£20
Notes
 

Fee &Period
FAI IPPI Card
Benefits
 
Cost
£20
Notes
 

Fee &Period
FAI Eagle Bronze (PG)
Benefits
 
Cost
£20
Notes
You will need to complete an FAI application form.

Fee &Period
FAI Delta Bronze (HG)
Benefits
 
Cost
£20
Notes
You will need to complete an FAI application form.

Fee &Period
BHPA Approved Replacement Hang Glider Keel Sticker
Benefits
 
Cost
Free
Notes
 

Fee &Period
BHPA Approved Parascender Label
Benefits
 
Cost
£10
Notes
 

Fee &Period
BHPA Approved Hang Glider Label
Benefits
 
Cost
£10
Notes
 

Fee &Period
BHPA Approved Paraglider Label
Benefits
 
Cost
£10
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Schools Registration (New)
12 Months
Benefits
Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£400
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Schools Registration (Renewal)
12 Months
Benefits
Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£400
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Schools Annual Claims Fee
(per claim)
Benefits
 
Cost
£500
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Air Experience Schools Registration (New)
12 Months
Benefits
Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£200
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Development Schools Registration (New)
12 Months
Benefits
Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£200
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Air Experience Schools Registration (Renewal)
12 Months
Benefits
Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£200
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Development Schools Registration (Renewal)
12 Months
Benefits
Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£200
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Club Registration (New)
12 Months
Benefits
Full BHPA Membership
Cost
£50
Notes
 

Fee &Period
Club Registration (Renewal)
12 Months
Benefits
Full BHPA Membership
Cost
Free
Notes
 

Last updated: 28 May 2024

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