Learn to fly a hang glider or paragliderSince the dawn of time, mankind has looked up at the sky and watched the birds soaring effortlessly overhead, and longed to join them.
But let‘s not get ahead of ourselves!
Hang gliders and paragliders are fully fledged aircraft, and as with any aircraft, carefully structured professional pilot training is essential if serious accidents are to be avoided.
Whilst recreational clubs are always willing to offer advice and encouragement, initial instruction should always be undertaken at a BHPA registered school.
There is no real upper age limit provided you are reasonably fit, but current Air Law requires that you must be at least 16 years old before you can attempt solo flight.
Learning to fly a hang glider or paraglider can be great fun, and isn‘t as difficult or as daunting as you might think, provided you receive professional instruction from a BHPA licensed instructor.
Please click on the appropriate image for further information about learning to fly a hang glider or paraglider at a BHPA Registered School, or for guidance on the likely cost of instruction and equipment.
The training programme you‘ll follow will depend on your chosen wing, and the conditions prevailing on the day. But the goal is ultimately the same - to obtain your Club Pilot rating, and fly solo within the safe and friendly environment of a BHPA recreational club, like the SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club.
So what‘s stopping you, the worst that could happen is that you‘ll become hooked!
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