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 hang gliding schools operating in the UK only are displayed below

Club Information

UK Structure

School Disciplines Contact Details
Aerosports Hang Gliding:

Hill, Power

Training in the UK only
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 eve's weather permitting. Safety no 1.
Airsports Sussex Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow

Training in the UK only
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!
Derbyshire Flying Centre Hang Gliding:


Training in the UK only
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.
Fly Like a Bird Hang Gliding:

Training in the UK only
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.
Learn-To-Fly Hang Gliding:

Training in the UK only
Ian Macadam.
Mob: 07710 464 828.

Stables Flat, Hinton St. Mary, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1NA.

website: provides dual hang gliding air experience flights using the fantastic VX ATOS rigid wing hang glider, by aerotowing up to 2500ft.
Northumbria Airsports Hang Gliding:
Hill, Tow, Power


Training in the UK only
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.
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BHPA registered schools database last updated: 27 March 2020 at 08:27:59 AM