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.

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.

To find your nearest BHPA registered school, please enter the first part of your post code and select the required discipline in the search box on the left.

Or you can use the following links to display a full list of all BHPA registered hang gliding or paragliding schools:

You can also view a full list of all BHPA registered schools operating in the UK and/or overseas:

Alternatively you can view a map showing the approximate location of all BHPA registered schools operating in the UK.

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.

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:

Full details of all BHPA registered schools operating overseas only are displayed below

Club Information

UK Structure

School Disciplines Contact Address Details
Alpine Flying Centre Paragliding:

Training overseas only
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 course. Paragliding:

Training overseas only
Gavin Jillings.
Tel: + 359 8999 82572.
Mob: + 359 8999 82572.
Ulitsa 7-ma 2, Kliment, 4348, Bulgaria,. Highly experienced instructors operating in one of the best flying areas in the world. Rapid and safe progression to qualifications.
Flyeo Paragliding:

Training overseas only
Malin Lobb.
Tel: +33 4 699 699 10.
400 Route du Pont Monnet, 74210, Doussard, France,. Flyeo are now offering BHPA EP/CP course as well as a wide range of skills courses including; cross country beginner to competition training, hike and flat single skin, CP+.
Flyspain & Welsh Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Training overseas only
Robert Mansley.
Tel: 0034 651 736 718.
Mob: 07397 180508.
Calle Sierra 41b, Algodonales, Cadiz, Spain, 11680. Flyspain is the largest full time BHPA school working in Europe. Based in Spain for over 14 years we live and breath Paragliding and paramotoring. 25 days of flyable weather per month, incredible equipment selection and private training sites.
Love 4 Flight Paragliding:

Training overseas only
Jonathan Hurst.
Mob: +33 (0)783 960 109.
1 Impasse De L'enclume, Chemnix, France, 74400. Based in French Alps, offering EP & CP tailored instruction, as well as XC guiding & Pilot Task rating. We specialise in trips from Portugal to Brazil.
Paragliding Spain Zero Gravity Parapente Paragliding:

Training overseas only
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!
Passion Paragliding Training Centre Paragliding:

Training overseas only
Toby Colombe.
Tel: +44 (0)208 123 7434.
Mob: +44(0)7788 291 649.
Camping Vall D'Ager, Ager 25691, Lleida, Catalunya. Spain,. Lead by world record holder and former British Team pilot. Small group high quality instruction. Learn on brand new equipment in the sunshine surrounded by the beautiful Pyrenees.
Skynomad Paragliding:

Training overseas only
Nikolay Yotov.
Tel: 00 359 899 982 575.
Vasil Leuski 13 Str, Sopot, Bulgaria, 4330. Experienced in paragliding training from beginners to cross-country and beyond. Based in Sopot, Bulgaria.
Verbier Summits Paragliding:

Training overseas only
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: 17 January 2020 at 09:22:58 AM