The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association
Visiting Overseas Hang Gliding & Paragliding Pilots please read this.....
Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA recreational club
Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA registered school
From its Leicester headquarters the BHPA oversees pilot and instructor training standards, provides, technical support such as airworthiness standards, runs coaching courses for pilots... and a host of other services, providing the infrastructure within which UK hang gliding and paragliding thrive.
The BHPA provides automatic third party insurance for its members, but if personal or travel insurance is required, this should be obtained from an independent insurance broker.
The BHPA also publishes the monthly magazine, Skywings, the world's leading English-language hang gliding and paragliding publication.
Please contact the BHPA if you have any questions about paragliding, hang gliding, training, insurance, incidents, international ratings and safety issues in the United Kingdom.
This is a catch-all term that has come to define the closely related sports of:
In the UK free flying is supported and administered by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, a thriving sports association catering to around 7,000 pilots.
The BHPA works closely with numerous recreational clubs that look after flying sites and offer guidance and assistance to pilots at a local level.
Training Schools (Learning to Fly)
When you see the BHPA Registered School mark you can be confident that you are getting the best free flight training available in the world today. For details on finding a training school, learning to fly etc, see the learn to fly section.
Calendar of Events
The BHPA Office