This is the first day of the BHPAElementary Pilot course and you can use this day towards your full course on one of our overseas training trips.
What does it involve?
meet at our centre at 10am and start the day with a coffee and
an introductory talk. After this we sign you up as a member of
the BHPA. This is obligatory as it gives you third party insurance. We do not include the cost of this in our course fee as there
are several membership options depending on your circumstances
and aspirations. Most people go for the 24hour option which currently costs £15. Current membership fees can be viewed by clicking
from early on day one you will be connected to the glider learning
the basics of pre-flight checking and ground control. We then
move on to simulated launches and landings before venturing onto
a slope where you will first defy gravity!
is achieved is obviously dependent on the weather
and your level of fitness and progress, but you can expect to
be making short solo hops by the end of the day.
Who can take part?
Most people in normal health can participate in the Paragliding Experience, we do require a simple self-certification medical form to be completed.
If you are over 55 or do have some health problem, this does not mean you cannot take part, but we do need the medical form to be countersigned by your GP. Children below the age of 14 cannot fly solo, though we can sometimes arrange tandem flights if conditions allow.
What do I achieve?
There is a huge sense of achievement at having flown one of these
remarkable machines, - the sensation is as close as you can come to walking on air…
No-one ever forgets their first taste of free-flight
are offered on Saturdays or Mondays to individuals, but can be
organised any day for groups of 4 or more.
you want to buy this as a gift voucher please contact
us so that we can personalise the voucher for you.