Hang Glider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

BHPA Courses

The BHPA courses listed on this page are for qualified pilots. If you want to learn to fly a hang glider or paraglider, please visit our registered schools page.

The proposed Residential Instructor Course due to be held in Portugal on 8 - 17 September 2017 has been cancelled. The BHPA will instead be running an additional Instructor/Senior Coach course on the 18 - 20 September 2017 at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, if there is sufficient interest.

Coach Courses

The following Club Coach Courses will be held in 2017/18. Please note that the club coach course fee is now £30 per participant, and £20 for a retake.

Existing coaches are reminded that the BHPA now operates a system of Coach Revalidation, and that FSC recommends that coaches re-attend a Coach Course at least every five years to ensure that nothing gets forgotten, and that they are fully up-to-date with current thinking.

If you require further information or would like to book a place on any of the confirmed coach courses shown below, please email or telephone the contact shown for that particular course.

Please contact Stephanie Blankley at the BHPA office (tel 0116 289 4316) if you are interested in hosting a club coach course on one of the available dates shown below.

2017/18 Course Location Contact
18 - 20 September 2017 Instructor/Senior Coach Lilleshall National Sports Centre Stephanie Blankley 0116 289 4316
21 -22 October 2017 Club Coach Sir George Cayley Club Dominic Curran 07462 918 362
18 - 19 November 2017 Club Coach Kernow HG & PG Association Graham Phipps 07785 593 559
9 - 10 December 2017 Club Coach Southern Hang Gliding Club Si Brewster 07780 686 653
20 -21 January 2018 Club Coach Ulster HG & PG Club Jim Rainey 07765 930 540
17 - 18 March 2018 Club Coach Derbyshire Soaring Club Ash Ghinn 07859 912 922
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Calendar last updated: 15 June 2017