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.

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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.

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 and in the UK are displayed below

Club Information

UK Structure

School Disciplines Contact Address Details
Active Edge Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Dean Crosby.
Tel: 08451 298 286.
Mob: 07793 678 133.
dean@activeedge.co.uk
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 in the UK. Advanced Cross Country courses abroad.
Air Ventures Paragliding School Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Gordon Oliver.
Tel: 01768 776 866.
Mob: 07830 281 986.
gordon_oliver@hotmail.com
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:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Peter Bernon.
Tel: 01903 879 241.
Mob: 07748 114 077.
info@airsports.co.uk
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 Limited Hang Gliding:
Tow

Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Andrew Snell.
Tel: 01335 344 308.
office@airways-airsports.com
Darley Moor Airfield, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, DE6 2ET. Full-time 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 & onsite cafe.
Airworks Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Stephen Purdie.
Tel: 01273 434 002.
Mob: 07917 108 858.
Fax: 01273 858 107.
info@airworks.co.uk
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.
Axis Paragliding & Paramotoring Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Stephen Millson.
Tel: 01873 850111.
Mob: 07970 421373.
axis@paraglide.co.uk
35 Mount Street, Abergavenney, Gwent, NP7 7DT. EP and CP courses abroad only, in Morocco, Spain and France. CP+ courses in Wales and tandem flights.
Beyond Extreme Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Mark Dann.
Tel: 01456 476 213.
Mob: 07703 979 149.
beyondextreme@hotmail.com
Camallt, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, IV63 6TN. Award winning Paragliding school. With over 25 years experience. Day tasters, tandems and courses. Located in the Highlands Scotland.
Butterfly Paragliding Paragliding:
Hill, Tow

Training overseas and in the UK
Dave Botha.
Tel: 01983 731 611.
Mob: 07840 491 981.
Fax: 01983 731 611.
butterflydave@gmail.com
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

Training overseas and in the UK
Lee Bligh.
Tel: 07795 632 710.
Mob: 07795 632 710.
office@cloudbaseparagliding.com
Membury Airfield, Lambourne Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7TJ. 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:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Phil Barron.
Tel: 07518 680 389.
Mob: 07518 680 389.
cloudsurferireland@gmail.com
59 Drummond Manor, Limavady Valley County, 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

Training overseas and in the UK
Jocky Sanderson.
Tel: 01768 778 825.
Mob: 07771 783 336.
jocky@jockysanderson.com
The Flight Park, Braithwaite Farm, Keswick, CA12 5RY. CFI Jocky Sanderson, has been established for over 30 years. Specialises in one to one EP & CP courses, & tandem flights from the fells and mountains of Keswick, the Lake District.
Flight Culture Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
John Welch.
Tel: 07833 107902.
Mob: 07833 107902.
john@flightculture.co.uk
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.
Flying Fever Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Zabdi V Keen.
Tel: 01770 820 395.
Mob: 07717 712 727.
info@flyingfever.net
2 Coastguard Cottages, Kildonan, Isle of Arran, Scotland, KA27 8SD. 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.
Flying Frenzy Paragliding Ltd Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Andrew Pearse.
Tel: 01308 898 777.
Mob: 07990 505 725.
andrewp@flyingfrenzy.com
Manor Cottage, West Bexington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9DF. We are a friendly full time school in Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast area. We have a wide range of exclusive training sites. Taster Days, EP, CP & XC courses, sales and holidays.
Flypap Paramotors Paragliding:
Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Daniel Kettle.
Mob: 07811 345 567.
flypapuk@gmail.com
32 Rectory Close, Wistaston, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8HG. Full time dedicated paramotor school operating in the heart of Cheshire & Spain. Offering foot & wheel launch tuition from the UK's 2019 British Champion equipment sales & service.
Freeflight PG School Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Robert Chisholm.
Tel: 01273 628 793.
Mob: 07958 440 519.
freeflightbrighton@gmail.com
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

Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Parascending:
Tow

Training overseas and in the UK
Andrew Shaw.
Tel: 01883 652666.
Fax: 01883 652600.
fly@greendragons.co.uk
Warren Barn Farm, Slines Oak Road, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7HN. One of the UK's premier schools, established in 1974. Offers tuition for both HG/PG specialist in small or large groups, with probably the UK's largest flying shop & workshop onsite.
High Adventure Paragliding Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Patrick Court.
Tel: 01983 760 882.
Mob: 07811 700 410.
padclare@talktalk.net
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".
High Sierras (Development School) Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Christopher Williams.
Mob: 07973 222 713.
chris@paraglidespain.com
38 Ave De Cadiz, La Muela De Algodonales, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain, 11689. Performance Development paragliding school, paragliding guide, tandem air experienced Instructor operating in Spain, the UK and throughout Europe.
Joint Services Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Tow

Training overseas and in the UK

Tel: 01873 813 753.
Fax: 01873 813 714.
charlie.fryer103@mod.gov.uk
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

Training overseas and in the UK
Tony Webb.
Tel: 01362 687 000.
Mob: 00 34 658 135 397.
Fax: 01362 687 000.
tony@lejair.com
Hyde Hall Farm, Lejair Workshop, Fransham, Dereham. Norfolk, NR19 2HR. Tow training, beginners to advanced, intro days, tandems, tow conversions, FLPH, new & 2nd hand sales, repairs & servicing. Courses in Norfolk & Spain, tow & mountain flying.
Mid Wales Paragliding Centre Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Stephen Griffiths.
Tel: 01974 241 574.
Mob: 07779 790 637.
steve@mwpgc.co.uk
Troedrhiwrydys, Cnwch Coch, Aberystwyth, SY23 4LQ. Full time Paragliding and Paramotor school. We offer 1-1 tuition as well as taking on small groups. we also specialising in tandem flying and post CP development and run training course in the UK and abroad. visit our website for more info www.mwpgc.co.uk.
Paragliding Community Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Sinisha Cipkalo.
Tel: 07770 300616.
Mob: 07770 300616.
info@paragliding.community
43 Aspen Close, London, W5 4YQ. Training pilots wanting to share their experience with others. Commercial tandem flights, CP pilot ground handling training "South of Watford Gap". Training and holidays abroad.
Peak Airsports Hang Gliding:
Hill, Power

Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Mark Bosher.
Tel: 07926 298 560.
Mob: 07926 298 560.
info@peakairsports.com
307 High Street, New Whittington, Chesterfield, Derby, S43 2AP. Professional quality Paragliding training to all levels, with sites in the Derbyshire Peak District. Please reference website for futher information on paragliding training & courses.
Pembrokeshire Paragliding Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
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

Training overseas and in the UK
Simon Payne.
Tel: 07444 879 875.
Mob: 07444 879 875.
skyhighppg@gmail.com
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 Paragliding Paragliding:
Hill, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Tim King.
Tel:.
Mob: 07767 264211.
info@skyparagliding.co.uk
4 Colebrook Road, Withdean, Brighton, BN1 5JH. Specialising in EP & CP courses & CP completions abroad in fantastic locations. 22yrs experience,professionally led to the highest standards,ensuring fast, safe & fun progression.
Skylark Paragliding Paragliding:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Dave Lewis.
Tel: 07884 072 536.
info@skylarkparagliding.co.uk
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:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Brad Nicholas.
Mob: 07818 418 780.
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:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
John Barratt.
Tel: 07890 362648.
Mob: 07890 362648.
info@southdownshanggliding.co.uk
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:
Hill

Training overseas and in the UK
Peter Gallagher.
Tel: 07838 372 142.
Mob: 07838 372 142.
info@sunsoar-paragliding.com
The Unicorn, Blackrock, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 0LW. A long established BHPA school specialising in guided trips abroad for qualified pilots and speed flying training for beginners in South Wales. Tandem flights are also available.
Whitehorse Flying School Paragliding:
Hill, Tow, Power

Training overseas and in the UK
Francis Rich.
Tel: 07511 957 129.
Mob: 07511 957 129.
whitehorse@jfdiuk.com
Richmond, 8C Ox Drove, Picket Piece, Andover. Hampshire, SP11 6ND. BHPA paramotoring school within 45 minutes of the capital. Learn this fascinating sport in the stunning home counties countryside alongside the famous "Ridgeway".
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BHPA registered schools database last updated: 8 November 2019 at 09:51:02 AM