British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

BHPA Recreational Clubs - Powered Hang Gliding

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BHPA recreational clubs look after flying sites in their area, and offer guidance and assistance to pilots at a local level. Clubs also provide the supportive flying and social environment that is so important for newly qualified pilots when they leave the familiar school environment for the first time.

Most BHPA recreational clubs are also coaching clubs.

Coaching clubs are able to offer one to one or group coaching to assist pilots to develop their flying skills and progress safely through the BHPA Pilot Rating Scheme.

Recreational Clubs do not however provide training.

Training can only be undertaken at a BHPA Registered School. But your local recreational club can be a useful source of information about BHPA registered schools operating in your area.

If you're looking for someone to teach you to fly, or would like a trial (air experience) flight, please search for your nearest BHPA Registered School, or view a full list of all BHPA Registered Schools. You may also wish to visit our Learn to Fly page for a better understanding of what's involved.

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

You can also view a map showing the approximate location of all BHPA recreational clubs.

Club Disciplines Contact Address Details
Dunstable HG and PG Club Hang Gliding:
Hill, Power

Hill, Power
Zsolt Gaspar.
42 Eelbrook Avenue, Milton Keynes, MK13 8RA. Friendly club, around 150 members. Flying all year, every discipline, very active coaching scheme, regular club meetings.
Kernow HG & PG Association Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Hill, Tow, Power
Dave Bunt.
Tel: 07989 122 653.
Boslowen, Station Hill, Praze an Beeble, Cornwall, TR14 0JT. Mostly coastal soaring sites ideal for low airtimers, good all year flying. Friendly yet competitive club both locally and nationally. Training available in associate full time school.
Malvern Aerotow Club Hang Gliding:
Aerotow, Power
Jason Smith.
Tel: 07966 652 972.
48 Park Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3QX. Malvern Aerotow Club is dedicated to Aerotow launching hang glider pilots in the Malvern area.
Norfolk HG & PG Club Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Aerotow, Power

Hill, Tow, Power
Chris Traher.
Tel: 07778 917 120.
11 Clematis Close, Red Lodge, Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 8JS. Winching of hang gliders and paragliders from dedicated site. We often fly 4 days a week during the summer. Beginner courses available on our site with established schools.
Royal Navy HG & PG Association (RNHPA) Hang Gliding:
Hill, Aerotow, Power

Hill, Power
Timothy Oatley.
Operation Evaluation Unit, 824 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Culdrose, Helston. Cornwall, TR12 7RH. Royal Navy Hang gliding and Paragliding Club for all Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel.
Rutland Airsports Hang Gliding:
Tow, Power

Tow, Power

Nigel Barker.
17 Pippin Walk, Hardwick, Cambridge, CB23 7QD. A friendly tow based club offering both PG and HG winching, with conversions catered for. Also offers PPG facilities.
Scottish Hang Gliding Club Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Aerotow, Power
Allan Phillips.
Tel: 01786 842 030.
6 Cedar Court, Doune, Perthshire, FK16 6JQ. Private aero-tow club open to all BHPA members, based at Balado airfield near Kinross. Also SPHG and microlight operations.
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BHPA recreational clubs database last updated: 16 December 2016 at 15:47:48 PM