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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

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.

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.

To find your nearest BHPA registered school, please enter the first part of your post code in the search box on the left side of this page.

You can also view the following alphabetical lists of BHPA registered schools:

Alternatively you can view a map showing the approximate location of all BHPA registered schools operating in the UK.

Other Sources of advice and information

The following list is just a small selection of the numerous alternative sources of advice and information available on the internet. These Facebook pages and forums are completely independent, and are not affiliated in any way to the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association:

Full details of all BHPA registered schools operating in the UK only are displayed below
School Disciplines Contact Address Details
Aerosports Hang Gliding:

Hill, Power

Training in the UK only
Ken McConnell.
Tel: 02893 341 414.
Mob: 07879 632 111.
103 Lower Ballyboley Road, Ballyclare, Co Antrim, N. Ireland, BT39 9UJ. Training for smaller groups, EP, CP & beyond. Tandem P/G Air Experience flts. Based 10 min from local flying sites in the Co Antrim hills. Fri, Sat & Sun, Summer eve's weather permitting. Safety no 1.
Airsports Sussex Hang Gliding:

Training in the UK only
Mathew Lewis.
Tel: 07746 714 604.
Mob: 07746 714 604.
332 Mile Oak Road, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2RA. Tandem Hang Gliding. Highest level of qualification (Senior Instructor), internationally experienced and current British Champion pilot. Get the smile!
Bollington PC Paragliding:
Hill, Tow


Training in the UK only
Gregory Hunt.
Tel: 0161 905 1656.
Gregory Hunt, 81 Sylvan Avenue, Timperley, Cheshire, WA15 6AD. Non-commercial tow club (est 1972) operating at Barton airfield (M30 7SA) at weekends. Elementary and Club Pilot training, hill to tow conversions and scout only taster sessions.
British Forces Alpine PC Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Training in the UK only
Ian Davies.
Tel: 00 49 8322 606 635.
Mob: 00 49 1722 374 923.
Fax: 00 49 8322 606 633.
ATC Paragliding Wing, Hubertushause, PO Box 589, BFPO 105. BFAPC is aimed at military personnel and their dependants and is located in the Bavarian Alps on the Austrian border.
Cloud 9 Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Hill, Tow, Power

Training in the UK only
Graham Phipps.
Tel: 01209 842877.
Mob: 07785 593559.
41 Alexandra Road, Illogan, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 4EA. Award winning school, 30+ years experience, top quality training in paragliding, hang gliding, paramotoring, tandems and taster days. Tow & hill training, low student to glider ratios.
Cloudbusters Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training in the UK only
Peter Shields.
Tel: 07899 878 509.
Mob: 07899 878 509.
7D Greystone Avenue, Burnside, Glasgow, G73 3SN. Glasgow's oldest paragliding club. Training all year round. Flying/paramotoring for all levels - novice to advanced.
Cloudstreet Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training in the UK only
Anthony Conway.
Mob: 07729 549 163.
203 Garrymore, Moyraverty, Craigavon, BT65 5JF. Committed to providing first class lessons in paragliding and paramotoring. Our instructors have trained hundreds of pilots from all over the world from beginner to cross country.
Derbyshire Flying Centre Hang Gliding:


Training in the UK only
Stephen Hudson.
Tel: 08451 081 577.
Mob: 07762 729 663.
Fax: 01298 872 313.
Cliff Side, Church Street, Tideswell, Derbyshire, SK17 8PE. Professional full time, year round paragliding and Hang Gliding tuition. Award of Merit 2009. Hill sites in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. Overseas winter training available.
First Flight Paragliding Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Bertie Kennedy.
Tel: 02890 832 648.
Mob: 07752 873 434.
3 St Anne's Crescent, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, N Ireland, BT36 5JZ. Hill launch paragliding courses 7 days a week all year,weather permitting, with Northern Ireland's longest-established paragliding school. Emphasis on safety and enjoyment.
Fly Like a Bird Hang Gliding:

Training in the UK only
Sam Jeyes.
Tel: 07875 247 389.
Mob: 07875 247 389.
21 Silverwood Heights, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 7RJ. Experience a Tandem Hang Gliding flight over the stunning North Devon Coast, packages available using our local trusted partners - choose our High Flyer Package for a complete experience.
Fly Sussex Paragliding Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Timothy Cox.
Tel: 01273 858 170.
Mob: 07917 146 840.
Tollgate, Beddingham, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JZ. Beginners taught to hang glide and paraglide to the highest standards. Open all year, with exclusive sites for every wind direction. Current British Open Champions.
Flybubble Ltd Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Carlo Borsattino.
Tel: 01273 812 442.
1 Manor Close, Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5PA. Paragliding courses, coaching, equipment sales all year, UK & abroad. Highly personalised, expert tuition. Small group sizes. Comprehensive online shop. South Downs, Sussex.
Free Flight Academy Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Lee Tryhorn.
Tel: 07528 565 473.
Mob: 07528 565 473.
30 Maple Close, Llanharry, Pontyclun, CF72 9JH. Lee Tryhorn and his highly experienced team offer EP to AP training. Specialising in Tandem training and post CP development courses in a variety of European and long haul destinations.
GLSW & Surrey Scout PC Parascending:

Training in the UK only
Simon Sykes.
Tel: 07780 604 430 (Simon Sykes).
Simon Sykes, Farm View, Can Hatch, Burgh Heath. Surrey, KT20 6DS. Part time club, predominantly flying Scouts & Guides, ab-initio courses and advanced flying.
Learn-To-Fly.co.uk Hang Gliding:

Training in the UK only
Ian Macadam.
Tel: 02030 049 100.
Crossways, Bradford Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4BG. Learn-To-Fly.co.uk provides dual hang gliding air experience flights using the fantastic VX ATOS rigid wing hang glider, by aerotowing up to 2500ft.
Leavesley Aviation Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Mark Leavesley.
Tel: 07774 856 056.
Mob: 07774 856 056.
9 The Ridge, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AB. Full time paragliding school run by British squad member Mark Leavesley offering taster days and training courses for EPC and CPC.
Manx Paragliding School Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Noel Humphreys.
Tel: 07624 267 222.
Mob: 07624 267 222.
Ty Nain, 83 Fairways Drive, Mount Murray, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 2JF. Hill Paragliding courses in small groups, with modern equipment for excellent progress. Elementary, Club Pilot & Post CP tuition, Dual Air Experiences Flights and Taster days.
Naturalhigh-Paragliding Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Owen Latham.
Tel: 07787 172 093.
Mob: 07787 172 093.
Flat 42, Charles Rowan House, Margery Steet, London, WC1X 0EH. Tandem flight aimed at giving members of the public an introductory instructional flight, and giving advanced tuition to qualified pilots of all abilities.
Northumbria Airsports Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power


Training in the UK only
Ronald D Freeman.
Tel: 01670 816 924.
Mob: 07816 455 654.
11 Sutherland Avenue, Newbiggin By the Sea, Northumberland, NE64 6RH. Full time school. Safely from beginner to advanced on the beautiful Cheviot hills. Dual flying, PG, HG, SPHG training, equipment sales and service.
Parapente Services Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Paul Allmark.
Tel: 01663 747513.
Mob: 07729 997647.
Fax: 01663 747513.
25 Jodrell Street, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 3HJ. Paragliding and paramotoring in the Peak District. School established 1987. Open 7 days a week with sites for all wind directions. We are committed to producing Pilots.
Sky Camp Ltd Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training in the UK only
Massimo Paolo Bellezze.
Mob: 07714 707297.
1 Nether Balfour Cottage, Durris, Banchory, AB31 6BL.
Sky Safaris Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Eddie Colfox.
Tel: 07768 464 434.
Mob: 07768 464 434.
North End Farm, Venn Lane, Chideock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6JY. Sky Safaris offers tandem flights and instruction on Dorset's Jurassic Coast. We also offer overseas guidance with Himalayan Sky Safaris.
Ufly4fun Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Michael Chilvers.
Mob: 07785 544 378.
4 Lords Lane, Heacham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE13 7DJ. A dedicated BHPA Paramotor school (Powered Paragliders). Ab-initio, power conversion, equipment sales and foreign trips.
YX Paragliding Paragliding:

Training in the UK only
Michael Bird-Jones.
Mob: 07855 491 080.
Bron Haul, Oer-Y-Nant, Horseshoe Pass, Lllangollen, LL20 8DP. Full time school offering year round tandems & paragliding courses for all levels. Excellent safety record, high standards of tuition. Operational area covers central England & Wales.
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BHPA registered schools database last updated: 5 December 2017 at 10:05:18 AM