BHPA Registered Schools will train you at a rate of progress that is suitable for you. They are monitored for safety, the quality of the training they offer, and the equipment they use, and their instructors are licensed by the Association.
When you start training at a BHPA registered school you will be asked to take out BHPA membership. This includes £ 3rd-party insurance cover, but does not include personal accident cover.
BHPA registered schools usually offer a variety of training packages. If you opt for a elementary pilot or a combined elementary and club pilot course you can apply online for Trial Membership (3 months) or Full Annual Membership.
Most schools also offer a one day taster course which is ideal if you are not ready to commit to a full course of training. In which case you will need to apply online for One Day Introductory Membership.
One Day Introductory Membership is only valid on the day of issue and you must therefore only apply on the actual day of your taster course.
For a better understanding of the various disciplines available within our sport and the training options available at each school, please visit the Our Sport and Learn to Fly pages.
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.
The approximate location of all BHPA registered schools operating in the UK is shown on the map below. Please click on a marker for further information about a particular school.
Alternatively you can also view the following alphabetical lists of BHPA registered schools:
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: