We offer a one or two day paragliding introduction. If you enjoy the experience, more training will see you fully qualified. Alternatively, if you are absolutely sure that the sport of paragliding is for you, you can simply book straight in for the entire course from day one or the four day Elementary Pilot and saving a lot of money in the process. All these courses and experiences are available as Gift Vouchers; just tick the box on the booking form if required.
One Day Intro £150: Day 1 of paragliding training includes safety procedures, ground training and low level flights. A good introduction to find out if the sport could be for you. The basics of learning how to fly a paraglider with the intention of getting a few ‘low hops’ towards the end of the day. Includes 24 hour BHPA membership value £15. BOOK
Two Day Discovery Course £295: Everything as the above One Day Intro but with the entire second day based on flying and ground handling work. Phase’s 1-3 BHPA syllabus. We’ve discovered that twice as many people take up the sport after doing this course compared to the One Day Intro as it provides an even better overview of what paragliding is all about. Includes 24 hour BHPA membership x2 value £30. BOOK
Four Day Elementary Pilot Course £595: Everything thats in the Discovery course plus another two days training. Phase’s 1-4 BHPA syllabus. This includes higher, longer duration flights with linked turns. You become the ‘Pilot in Command’. Together with some formal theory, this course ends with a simple multi choice examination. At this point, you would have the official award of Elementary Pilot ready for the club Pilot completion and purchase of your own paragliding equipment. For this course you will need to join the BHPA as either a 3 month or annual member at £51 or £95 respectively. There is also a one off joining fee payment of £22. BOOK
Six Days Novice (formally Club) Pilot upgrade after completing Elementary Pilot £695: Here you get an extra two days training compared to the EP course but by only paying £100 more and can be continued from the other courses by simply paying the balance. Everything included in the courses above plus further high level precision canopy control flights, ridge and thermal long duration soaring flights, hill top landings practice and canopy instability manoeuvres, advanced theory and final exam. The full BHPA Novice (Club) Pilot qualification enabling you to fly unsupervised. Phase’s 1-10 BHPA syllabus BOOK
Ten Days Combined Elementary and Novice Pilot £1195: This is our premier training course, everything you need to get you from a complete beginner to a fully qualified pilot. Can be continued from the other courses by paying the balance. Everything included in the courses above plus further high level precision canopy control flights, ridge and thermal long duration soaring flights, hill top landings practice and canopy instability manoeuvres, advanced theory and final exam. The full BHPA Novice (Club) Pilot qualification enabling you to fly unsupervised. Phase’s 1-10 BHPA syllabus. Note: This is the lowest cost option to get fully qualified with us, saving over £300 compared to training with instalments. BOOK
Pay By Instalments £150 each: To help our clients anyway we can, we still offer this popular option. The full course start to finish paying this way is £1500 which gives you ten training days. It is also the option for pilots retraining by the day or anything that requires a day or two of tuition. BOOK
Why Ten days? The average time taken for each student to qualify is 10 days. Even if you are lucky enough to squeeze through your training in a shorter period of time, we believe that you need the full 10 days to gain enough experience to be a safe and confident pilot. All our courses are based towards a qualification. We will endeavour to supply a full days training each and every day you attend your course. If it is not possible to get the full day due to weather reasons, the lost portion of your day will be taken at a later date. Please remember you will be following a rigid syllabus and like learning to drive a car, people will progress at different rates. Some students will progress slightly slower but others can be much quicker.
How long have I got to finish? You have one year to finish your paragliding course from your start day. Please endeavour to keep your training days as close together as possible; lack of student currency is one of our biggest problems and one of the main causes of paragliding accidents within our sport. If too long is allowed to elapse between training sessions, for safety reasons, you may need to go back in the syllabus and complete the last previous task again.
Note: We reserve the right not to qualify any student until that student reaches the appropriate standard and to call a halt to training in the interest of that student if we feel fit to do so.
Do I need equipment? Even though we have a fleet of good quality paragliders within the school for you to use, you would be expected to purchase your own equipment from us as soon as possible. You will get used to the control and performance aspects of your new paraglider while you are under our careful watch and supervision. Having your own equipment also gives you the chance to meet us out on the hill in the middle of the day or after work maybe. Having the flexibility to run to your own timetable can help you enormously during and after your training. Many of our students with their own paragliders meet us after work for the last few hours of the day (which is also the best time to learn). The best possible equipment will always be new as the sport continues to evolve and develop. We are constantly testing new equipment as it becomes available so we know the best possible packages to supply our clients. If your funds cannot stretch to new, we can obtain good second-hand equipment from our extensive contacts within the paragliding world.
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