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BHPA Registered Schools

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BHPA Registered Schools will train you at a rate of progress that is suitable for you. They are monitored for safety, the quality of the training they offer, and the equipment they use, and their instructors are licensed by the Association.

When you start training at a BHPA registered school you will be asked to take out BHPA membership. This includes £5 million 3rd-party insurance cover, but does not include personal accident cover.

BHPA registered schools usually offer a variety of training packages. If you opt for a Elementary Pilot or a combined Elementary and Club Pilot course you can apply online for Trial Membership (3 months) or Full Annual Membership.

Most schools also offer a one day taster course which is ideal if you are not ready to commit to a full course of training. When you arrive for a taster day at a BHPA registered school your instructor will ask you to apply online for BHPA One Day Membership.

One Day Introductory Membership can only be applied for on the actual day of your taster course because it is only valid on the day of issue.

For a better understanding of the various disciplines available within our sport and the training options available at each school, please visit the Our Sport and Learn to Fly pages.

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. You can also contact your local recreational club for further information about BHPA registered school operating in your area before you commit to a course of training.

Find a School

Enter the first part of your postcode
(eg. CF44)

Post Code

To find your nearest BHPA registered school, 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 registered schools operating in the UK.

A list of BHPA registered schools can also be viewed by selecting one of the following options:


Download the BHPA Elementary Training Guide
Skywings Magazine Online
BHPA Pilot Handbook
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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