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The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association oversees pilot and instructor training standards, provides technical support such as airworthiness standards, runs coaching courses for pilots... and a host of other services, providing the infrastructure within which UK hang gliding and paragliding thrive.
The number of different flying disciplines offered by BHPA training schools is very varied, the Learn to Fly section will clarify the relative merits and possibilities of the types of flying involved and provide further details about training.
well as providing automatic third party insurance for its members
the BHPA is also affiliated with the specialist insurance broking
business Airsports Insurance
Bureau Ltd who offers flying and non-flying cover to members
and non-members alike. The BHPA also publishes the monthly magazine
Skywings, the world's leading English-language hang gliding and
We hope that when you've found a school appropriate to your needs, made contact and begun training, you'll discover for yourself the excitement and challenge that makes free flying such a great pastime. If you do you'll also find that the level of support and camaraderie amongst pilots is one of the many great strengths of the sport. You'll make friends, go places and achieve things that you may have only dreamed about in the past. It's a fantastic sport... join us and never look back.
Powered Paragliding Bible
From Pulling the wing out of the bag to flying confidently in the national airspace
system, the PPG Bible is a concise, easy to use reference
guide with over a hundred colour pictures and illustrations. Amazing value for
years to come.
Find out the truth behind common myths and misconceptions. Learn the secrets
to hassle-free engine maintenance. For advance pilots, learn about flag flying,
competition, and precision landing techniques.
League. The sophisticated
interface allows for downloads of track logs,
a zoomed in map, vario and speed readings and
much more besides. Local club leagues are also
HG National XC League ( UKNXCL )
Latest Individual and Club League Tables. Seasonal, Pilot, Glider and Flying Site Summaries, Flight Diary, Forums, Event Diary, and more. Submit your flights online, send in GPS Flight Tracks (as .igc files) for published flights. Comprehensive mapping of flight tracks & UK Airspace, in both 2D & 3D, using GoogleMaps And GoogleEarth.
initiative is called Flyability and
aims to promote and provide opportunities for people
with disabilities to participate in the sport of
hang gliding, paragliding and other related forms
- updated. Detailing
current conditions for wind, weather, dew point,
temperature, visibility and pressure, the new
design also includes forecasts for six days.
the BHPA's on-line
shop for paragliding, hang gliding and paramotoring
Videos, DVDs, Books and more.
is PG World Champion!!!
The 2007 World Paragliding Championships in Manilla, Australia.......
X-Alp teams finalised
24 teams will be on the start line of this year's Red Bull X-Alps July 23rd
The Lightweight Warriors
The Lightweight Warriors/Team Geo began as a couple of ex-Airways Airsports students who wanted to use their sub-10kg rigs rigs to travel the world.
Four paramotor records
Spanish paramotor champions Juanjo Garcia (foot-launch) and Daniel Crespo
Extreme CFI Terry Stubbs is to join TV
UK goal record broken
On 21st March John Kennedy and Neil Roberts took off from the Wrekin on their first flight of the season
Ulric for X-Alps
Former British Nationals pilot Ulric Jessop, now based in France, has joined the list - now expanded to 30 - of pilots preparing for the Red Bull X-Alp bivvi marathon
The BHPA is looking for a volunteer 'simulator supremo' to love and cherish its new paragliding flight simulator