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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 and 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 our Learn to Fly page.

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.

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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:

School Disciplines Contact Address Details
Active Edge Paragliding:
Hill, Power
Dean Crosby.
Tel: 08451 298 286.
Mob: 07793 678 133.
5 Whelpstone Grove, Settle , North Yorkshire, BD24 9DG. Led by Dean Crosby, former British Champion and Team Manager. Situated in the Yorkshire Dales. Paragliding & Paramotoring courses and PPG conversions in Southern Spain and the UK.
Adventure (Parapente) Extreme Paragliding:
Terence Stubbs.
Tel: 07092 283 020.
Mob: 07092 283 020.
Fax: 08700 562 219.
Victoria Cottage, Tomintoul, Banffshire, AB37 9ET. Beginner courses, EP / CP completions in sunny Sth of France, Jan to Oct. Alpine thermalling and XC courses for experienced pilots and pg expeditions to Nepal, South Africa and Kyrgyzstan.
Air Ventures Paragliding School Paragliding:
Gordon Oliver.
Tel: 01768 776 866.
Mob: 07830 281 986.
6 The Orchard, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QS. Paragliding and Speedflying courses in the Lake District. Highly experienced instructors and excellent equipment allow training to the highest standards producing competent, safe, happy pilots. Tandem flights and Taster Days to full course.
Airsports Paragliding Paragliding:
Peter Bernon.
Tel: 01903 879 241.
Mob: 07748 114 077.
Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5FF. The only all wind direction private site. Established in 1992. Good instructor student ratio. Beginner to Club Pilot courses all year. Sussex Downs at Steyning near Brighton.
Airways Airsports Hang Gliding:
Tow, Aerotow, Power

Hill, Tow, Power
Andrew Snell.
Tel: 01335 344 308.
Mob: 07768 472 654.
Darley Moor Airfield, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, DE6 2ET. F/t school (chosen by Blue Peter) run by professional, friendly and dynamic team. Highest standard of tuition, fast progress to CP. Tow-based, so more flyable days, all wind directions catered for.
Airworks Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Power
Stephen Purdie.
Tel: 01273 434 002.
Fax: 01273 858 107.
The Old Station, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6SS. Enthusiastic professional team led by former British Champ. & Comps Panel Safety Officer. Full-time paragliding & paramotoring training to all levels. High instructor to student ratios.
Alpine Flying Centre Paragliding:
Dennis Trott.
Tel: 0033 450 54 59 63.
Mob: 0033 610 63 45 58.
799 route de la Grangeat, 74700 , Domancy, FRANCE, . Based near Chamonix & Annecy we specialists in one-to-one training for accelerated EPC & CPC courses. We also offer Introduction to the Mountains, Refresher,Thermalling & Pilotage course.
Axis Paragliding & Paramotoring Paragliding:
Hill, Power
Stephen Millson.
Tel: 01873 850111.
Mob: 07970 421373.
35 Mount Street, Abergavenney, Gwent, NP7 7DT. Private and personal tuition from CFI Steve Millson. 1 to 1 or small groups, including tandem tuition. Fantastic sites, help for CPs struggling to qualify, tuition abroad/holidays.
Beyond Extreme Paragliding:
Hill, Power
Mark Dann.
Tel: 01456 476 213.
Mob: 07703 979 149.
Camallt, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, IV63 6TN. Award winning Paragliding school. As seen twice on BBC Countryfile. With over 25 years experience. Tandems and courses. Located in the Highlands Loch Ness.
Butterfly Paragliding Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power
Dave Botha.
Tel: 01983 731 611.
Mob: 07840 491 981.
Fax: 01983 731 611.
Sunacre, The Terrace, Chale, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HL. Top quality service, enviable safety record. Courses/holidays all levels. School, shop & organic b/b. Private cliff. Best UK weather. Tow, Hill and Tandem Paragliding, Paramotor sales.
Cloudbase Paragliding Paragliding:
Hill, Tow
Lee Bligh.
Tel: 07795 632 710.
Mob: 07795 632 710.
Woodlands, Woodborough, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5PG. Friendly hill-based paragliding school. Fun flying for beginners to advanced, trial days, dual flights and trips abroad. Small groups or one to one, making the most of any flyable day.
Cloudsurfer Ireland Paragliding:
Phil Barron.
Tel: 07518 680 389.
Mob: 07518 680 389.
59 Drummond Manor , Limavady Valley Country, Londonderry, BT49 0UQ. A paragliding training school with a difference, with a goal to get pilots into the sport in a friendly, safe & fun way. Train at home or abroad. Tandem flights & vouchers available.
Escape Paragliding:
Hill, Tow
Jocky Sanderson.
Tel: 01768 778 825.
Mob: 07771 783 336.
The Flight Park, Braithwaite Farm, Keswick, CA12 5RY. CFI Jocky Sanderson, has been established for over 20 years. Specialises in one to one EP & CP courses, & tandem flights from the fells and mountains of Keswick, the Lake District.
Flight Culture Paragliding:
John Welch.
Tel: 07833 107902.
Mob: 07833 107902.
5 Lenthay Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6AA. A school dedicated to training pilots to the limit of their ability. With a commitment to continuing education, skill development and offering a high level of personal service.
Fly4Seasons.co.uk Paragliding:
Gavin Jillings.
Tel: + 359 8999 82572.
Mob: + 359 8999 82572.
Vasil Levski13, Sopot 4330, Bulgaria, . Highly experienced instructors operating in one of the best flying areas in the world. Rapid and safe progression to qualifications.
Flying Fever Paragliding:
Zabdi V Keen.
Tel: 01770 303 899.
Mob: 07717 712 727.
Strathwillan Farm Cottage 2, Strathwillan Road, Brodick, Scotland, KA27 8BQ. Based on the Isle of Arran, Scotland,30 plus flying site, all wind directions, minibus, public transport access. Beginner, cross country and SIV courses abroad in Nepal, Europe & Kenya.
Flying Frenzy Paragliding Ltd Paragliding:
Andrew Pearse.
Tel: 01308 898 777.
Mob: 07990 505 725.
Manor Cottage, West Bexington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9DF. We are a friendly full time school inDorsets stunning Jurassic Coast area. We have a wide range of exclusive training sites. Taster Days, EP, CP & XC courses, sales and holidays.
Flylight Airsports Ltd Hang Gliding:
Hill, Aerotow, Power
Oliver Chitty.
Tel: 01604 494 459.
Fax: 01604 495 007.
Jetstream House, Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN. Learn to fly hang gliders and Microlights the easy way. We teach using the latest tandem aerotow techniques with individual flights to 3000ft. At Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton. Just 10 mintes from the M1 Junction 15.
Flyspain & Welsh Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power
Robert Mansley.
Tel: 0034 651 736 718.
Mob: 0034 651 3311008.
Calle Sierra 41b, Algodonales, Cadiz, Spain, 11680. Flyspain is the only full time BHPA school working in Spain. No other schools share our experience teaching overseas full time. 25 days of flyable weather per month.
Freeflight PG School Paragliding:
Robert Chisholm.
Tel: 01273 628 793.
Mob: 07958 440 519.
Basement Flat, 18 Atlingworth Street, Brighton, BN2 1PL. Freeflight specialises in post CP training incl. thermaling, site/meteorological assessment, flight/ cross country planning, all skills required by the BHPA to pass your pilot exam.
Green Dragons HG & PG Centre Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow

Hill, Tow, Power

Andrew Shaw.
Tel: 01883 652666.
Fax: 01883 652600.
Warren Barn Farm, Slines Oak Road, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7HN. One of the UKs premier schools, established in 1974. Offers tuition for both HG/PG specialist in small or large groups, with probably the UKs largest flying shop & workshop onsite.
High Adventure Paragliding Paragliding:
Patrick Court.
Tel: 01983 760 882.
Mob: 07811 700 410.
2 Fairfield , Main Road, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SZ. A full time paragliding school on the beautiful Isle of Wight. We specialize in expereince days, EP & CP courses since 1981.
Joint Services Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Tow

Tel: 01873 810386.
Fax: 01873 813 714.
Cwrt-Y-Gollen, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1TE. PG courses for members of Armed Forces, offering BHPA Hill ratings and JS Exped Leader qualifications. Contact your gym staff for course dates and application forms. See JSP 419.
Lejair Hang Gliding Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power
Tony Webb.
Tel: 01362 687 000.
Mob: 00 34 658 135 397.
Fax: 01362 687 000.
Hyde Hall Farm, Lejair Workshop, Fransham, Dereham. Norfolk, NR19 2HR. Tow training, beginners to advanced, intro days, tandems, tow conversions, SPHG, new and 2nd hand sales, repairs and servicing. Courses in Norfolk & Southern Spain, tow & mountain.
Mid Wales Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Power
Stephen Griffiths.
Tel: 01974 261 254.
Mob: 07779 790 637.
Troedrhiwrydys, Cnwch Coch, Aberystwyth, SY23 4LQ. Full time Paragliding and Paramotor school based on the west coast of Wales. We teach all levels from beginner to advance, courses, holidays and shop.
Paragliding Spain Zero Gravity Parapente Paragliding:
Jose Ramon Perez Martinez.
Tel: + 34 615 3725 54.
Av. de la Constitucion,, 44. 11680, Algodonales, Spain, 11680. Algodonales in sunny Spain, from beginners courses EP/CP to guided tours for pilots and XC training camps. Learn to fly with us in 1 to 2 weeks!.
Paraventure Airsports Paragliding:
Paul Williams.
Tel: 01495 790 961.
Mob: 07775 865 095.
Edlogan, Cwmavon Road, Blaenavon, Gwent, NP4 9LF. Beginner to Pilot courses on SE Wales premier sites; easy access from M4/M5. Tandem flights, equipment sales, adventure trips and equipment shop.
Peak Airsports Hang Gliding:
Hill, Power

Mark Bosher.
Tel: 01246 768 193.
Mob: 07703 062 721.
307 High Street, New Whittington, Chesterfield, Derby, S43 2AP. Professional quality Paragliding and Hang Gliding training to all levels, with sites in the Derbyshire Peak District. Overseas training and guiding available in Winter.
Pembrokeshire Paragliding Paragliding:
Nick Bamber.
Tel: 01239 614 140.
Mob: 07796 855 557.
Brynteg, David Street, St Dogmaels, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 3HT. A full time school providing training in the Preseli Mountains, in the beautiful coastal national park of Pembrokeshire, all around the West and Mid Wales.
Sky High Spain Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power
Simon Payne.
Tel: 07738 417 671.
Mob: 07738 417 671.
Calle Aconcagua 15, Puerto de Mazarron, Murcia, Spain, 30860. Professional bilingual school teaching in Spain & UK. Enviable safety record teaching only small groups from beginners to advanced. Fly guided trip, equipment, full after sales & post training support.
Skylark Paragliding Paragliding:
Dave Lewis.
Tel: 07884 072 536.
Gibraltar Farm, Wick Street, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6NB. Tandem paragliding air-experience specialists. Trial flights. Individual coaching for qualified pilots. Cross-country training courses and holidays.
Snowdon Gliders Paragliding:
Brad Nicholas.
Tel: 01248 600 330.
Mob: 07818 418 780.
Fax: 01248 600 330.
Mountain Paragliding Centre, Yr Ynys, Mynydd Llandegai, Gwynedd, LL57 4BZ. Snowdon Gliders offers expert instruction for smaller groups of pilots seeking to fly mountains. One of the longest standing UK paragliding schools - excellent safety record & spectacular settings.
Southdown School of HG Hang Gliding:
John Barratt.
Tel: 07890 362648.
Gibraltar Farm, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6NB. A dedicated hill based hang gliding school. All levels from beginners through to experienced pilots.
Sunsoar Paragliding Ltd Paragliding:
Peter Morris.
Tel: 07980 743 864.
Mob: 07980 743 864.
Skywalk House, The Oldworkshop, South Road, Kirkby Stephen. Cumbria, CA17 4SY . Created by UKs most exp. instructors, offering courses to CP and beyond. Flying worlds best locations. With only approx 80 UK flying days a year, its the smart way to learn.
Verbier Summits Paragliding:
Stuart Demetrius Belbas.
Tel: 00 41 79 710 9132.
Mob: 00 41 79 710 9132.
Ch de la Place 4, 1934, Fontanelle, SWITZERLAND, . Paragliding school in the Swiss Alps offering beginner to advanced courses, as well as specialised clinics and fly guiding for PG.
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BHPA registered schools database last updated: 16 December 2016 at 15:47:48 PM