Safety and Coaching in SE WalesThe SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club has a team of coaches willing and able to guide newly qualified pilots through the tricky transition from school to club, and to assist more experienced pilots to progress through the BHPA Pilot Rating Scheme. Details of the discount given on BHPA membership to pilots who have achieved a Pilot or Advanced Pilot rating can be found on the BHPA Fees & Suplementary Charges page.
Club coaches are also able to offer useful advice to pilots unfamiliar with SE Wales sites and flying conditions. If you‘d like to know more about the coaching opportunities within the Club, please contact the Club‘s Safety and Training Officer.
Club members wishing to contact a coach can access a full list of Club Coaches in the members area of this web site.
Full details of any lectures or courses currently planned can be found in the Club Events Calendar.
Advanced pilot training is also available at a number of schools in this country and abroad, and you can learn at first hand what it‘s like to take an Advanced Paragliding Course in the Alps, or to take a Paragliding Conversion Course in SE Wales.
The following additional sources of safety & training information are currently available:
- Emergency Ground to Air Symbols
- Areas covered and proposed revision dates of CAA VFR Charts
- BHPA advice about the selection of suitable powered hang glider take-off sites
- BHPA Safety and Safety Advisory Notices
- Pilot Examination Revision Notes
- UK NOTAMS (requires registration)
- The OS Grid Reference System