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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.

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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.
Aerosports Hang Gliding:

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 eves weather permitting. Safety no 1.
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.
Airsports Sussex Hang Gliding:
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!.
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.
Bollington PC Paragliding:
Hill, Tow

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
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.
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.
Cloud 9 Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Hill, Tow, Power
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.
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.
Cloudbusters Paragliding:
Hill, Power
Peter Shields.
Tel: 07899 878 509.
Mob: 07899 878 509.
7D Greystone Avenue, Burnside, Glasgow, G73 3SN. Glasgows oldest paragliding club. Training all year round. Flying/paramotoring for all levels - novice to advanced.
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.
Derbyshire Flying Centre Hang Gliding:

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.
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.
First Flight Paragliding Paragliding:
Bertie Kennedy.
Tel: 02890 832 648.
Mob: 07752 873 434.
3 St Annes Crescent, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, N Ireland, BT36 5JZ. Hill launch paragliding courses 7 days a week all year,weather permitting, with Northern Irelands longest-established paragliding school. Emphasis on safety and enjoyment.
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.
Fly Like a Bird Hang Gliding:
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:
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.
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.
Flybubble Ltd Paragliding:
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.
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.
Free Flight Academy Paragliding:
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.
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.
GLSW & Surrey Scout PC Parascending:
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.
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.
Learn-To-Fly.co.uk Hang Gliding:
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:
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.
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.
Manx Paragliding School Paragliding:
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.
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.
Naturalhigh-Paragliding Paragliding:
Owen Latham.
Tel: 07787 172 093.
Mob: 07787 172 093.
Court Farm House, Devils Dyke Road, Hove, Brighton, BN3 6XJ. 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

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.
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!.
Parapente Services Paragliding:
Hill, Power
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.
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.
Sky Safaris Paragliding:
Eddie Colfox.
Tel: 07768 464 434.
Mob: 07768 464 434.
North End Farm, Venn Lane, Chideock, Bridport , Dorset, DT6 6JY. We operate mainly on the Jurassic Coast in the South West and provide a air experience and tandem instruction .
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.
XC Flyer Paragliding:
Mark Watson.
Tel: 07884 970 552.
Mob: 07884 970 552.
44 Old Forde , Whitehead, County Antrim, BT38 9XY. Tandem paragliding school providing Air Experience flights in Northern Ireland, also supplier of free flying equipment direct from top manufacturers.
YX Paragliding Paragliding:
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. (Upload 161216)
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BHPA registered schools database last updated: 16 December 2016 at 15:47:48 PM