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The BHPA Pilot Handbook (new edition) - get yours now!

Going abroad - get insured! Airsports Insurance Bureau

 

 

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.

 

As 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 paragliding publication.

 

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.


PG XC 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 included.



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.


BHPA's disability 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 of flight."

 


XCweather.co.uk - updated. Detailing current conditions for wind, weather, dew point, temperature, visibility and pressure, the new design also includes forecasts for six days.



 

Bruce Goldsmith
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


Mission Everest
Adventure

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


Volunteer wanted

The BHPA is looking for a volunteer 'simulator supremo' to love and cherish its new paragliding flight simulator


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