British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Skywings Magazine

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Skywings is a full colour monthly magazine published by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association Ltd to inform, educate and entertain those in the sports of Paragliding and Hang Gliding.

BHPA members receive an A4 printed copy of Skywings Magazine each month through the post, as part of their membership subscription package. If you're not a BHPA member you can still receive printed copies of Skywings each month by taking out a Skywings magazine subscription through the BHPA online shop.

You can also purchase printed back issues of Skywings magazine through our on-line shop.

Skywings On-line
Skywings online
We currently publish an online version of Skywings magazine in addition to the printed version. This is an add-on service, and the printed magazine will continue to be delivered each month to all BHPA members and Skywings subscribers.

Electronic issues of Skywings magazine can be downloaded as a pdf file for offline viewing or viewed online as a 'page-turning' electronic magazine by clicking the appropriate links on this page.

Each issue is password protected for six months, before being made freely available without the need to login.

The login for the latest issue of Skywings is published each month in the printed version of the magazine, together with the login that will be required to view the following issue. This enables members to access the latest electronic issue of Skywings magazine as soon as it is published on this website, rather than having to wait for the printed version to arrive by post.

The password protected electronic copies of Skywings magazine currently available are listed below:

The following issues of Skywings magazine have a cover dates over six months old, and can therefore be downloaded or viewed on-line without the need to login.
Please note issues published prior to January 2016 only contain a limited number of live links:

Skywings magazine page last updated: 12 June 2017


Advertising info and bookings
For full advertising information and online bookings please visit the Skywing Magazine website
Enquiries by e-mail:

The Skywings Team
Skywings Director - Paul Dancey

Editor - Joe Schofield
Tel: 01379 855021

Design and production - Colin Fargher
Tel: 020 7193 9133

Cartoonist - Kevin Pearson
web site:

Print - Newman Thomson Ltd
One Jubilee Road, Victoria Industrial Estate, Burgess Hill, RH15 9TL, United kingdom
Tel: 01444 480700   Fax: 01444 480720

Distribution queries
BHPA, 8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ, United Kingdom
Tel: 0116 289 4316   Fax: 0116 289 8741

Skywings Classifieds

Last updated Wednesday 8th November 2017

paragliders for sale

Ozone Rush 4 En-B (Size 85 - 105 Kg)
Only 42 Hrs Airtime. Includes: Quo Vadis Reversible Harness + Speed Pod & Gin Yeti Reserve - Size 40 Large (120kg Max). All Excellent Condition & Almost New.......£2,650 For Further Information + Images or Contact email

Brand new Gin Bolero 5 for sale.
EN A 75-95kg in red. Perfect first glider £1600 no offers
TEL: 07957 421825 or send an email


ML85-105Kg) wing EN-B,
Oxygen2 Medium harness, Gin yeti reserve, saucisse bag. All under 30 hours flying. Serviced. Great post-CP kit in great condition. S.London. £1,500.00 telephone: 07973302410 or send an email

Retirement forces reluctant sale of my secondhand Firebird Spider.
Large DHV 1-2 yellow 49 cells, 30.83 square meters. Pilot Weight 80-105kg Takeoff weight 100-125kg. Bargain at £495 telephone: +44(0)190524992 or send an email


Gin Bolero 5 (xxs - 55-80Kg), Small
Gin Verso Harness, Gin Yetti Cross reserve 26. Only used for a few hours CP training. Excellent (Like New) condition. £2000 ono Tel: 07932655417 or send an email

paragliders for sale

Complete Paragliding Kit for sale.
Advance Epsilon 8 (80 - 105kg), Axess 3 (med), Flymaster GPS/vario, helmet, flying suit and more, all vgc. £2500 telephone: 07922088208, or email

Advance Sigma 9 Size 25
Bronze 210 hours. Serviced by Advance: wing in "good condition" Full report available. £1250 offers considered. Tel: 07922270069, or send an email


Gradient Nevada Light 26
(80- 100kg) high end B, white/red, 50 hours, excellent condition, concertina bag, £800 Ono telephone: 07968954534 or send an email

Nova Susi size XS
- ENA 70- 100kg, only 15 hours, blue and orange, as new condition, excellent for beginners but still agile. £1000 ono TEL: 07774792022 or send an email

Airworthiness status for hang gliders and paragliders

All advertisements displayed above for the sale of new or used hang gliders and paragliders should carry one of the three following clearly legible statements or no statement at all:

Hang gliders: BHPA, DHV, or HGMA Certification (depending on the certification authority) - In this case each model and size of glider advertised must have this certification.

Paragliders: DHV/EN/LTF/SHV Certification - The glider offered for sale has this certification and carries a verification label to that effect. The certification classification must be stated, e.g: EN A, Standard, LTF 1/2, etc.

Registered: The glider has been previously registered under the BHPA Airworthiness Scheme and carries a verification label to that effect. A new owner must apply to re-register it with the BHPA office.

NB. If no statement is displayed, it's implicit that no certification exists or no certification status information has been supplied for that particular glider or wing.