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BHPA Club Pilot Training

Following BHPA Elementary Pilot, the Club Pilot training involves approximately

5 days of training. You will progress onto higher launches and flying in the fully

prone position. CP training involves soaring flight - maintaining and gaining height

by flying in rising air; understanding the flying conditions of different sites; making 

and flying accurate flight plans. The CP training improves the skills to a level suitable

to continue flying independently within a local hang gliding club. Three soaring

flights and a flight theory exam complete the CP qualification. CP qualifying flights

can be completed at the school or out in the club with a BHPA qualified Coach.

Students fly their own glider and harness during CP training, storing them at home.

Hang Gliders are transported by using car roof-racks. The first flights on new

equipment are short, straight and at a low altitude. Further flights are from the


Tandem flights can be offered on any training day at the discretion of the duty instructor.

Full annual BHPA membership is required and membership of your local area HG club - see Links and our local Club: Southern Hang Gliding Club

Please feel free to ask any questions via email or call on 07746714604 

We would love to hear from you. 

Cost £165 per Training Day

Booking Procedure


Please use our online booking system for booking as many days training as you wish. We suggest a minimum total of 5 days to complete your EP, including the Day 1 & 2 Introduction but you need not book all of these at one time. Please make a note on the booking that this is for CP training.


Once you have purchased your vouchers the following procedure will apply for booking your Hang Gliding Training Days (you will be sent this information with your vouchers):

  • Please let us know the date(s) you wish to fly via email

  • We will send you a confirmation email.

  • Phone 07746 714 604 after 7.30pm the day before you are due to fly. There will be an answer phone message regarding the weather suitability for the day you are booked and the time and place of meeting. 

  • If we are not going ahead please contact us via email with another date and repeat the procedure.

  • If we are going ahead then the message will tell you the meeting time and place, which will likely be either of the following:


Devil’s Dyke Pub, Dyke Rd, Poynings, East Sussex, BN1 8YJ         or       Middle Farm Shop, Middle Farm, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LJ

Also please remember:

  • To bring windproof, warm clothing and trainers, lunch, snacks and a non-alcoholic drink.

  • Hang gliding and paragliding are potentially hazardous sports and you will be asked to sign a liability and acceptance on the day of your flight.

  • If you are under 18 please contact us in advance of your flight so that we can provide you with the appropriate forms for your parents / guardian to sign.

  • Hang gliding and paragliding are extremely weather dependant sports. Understanding the air currents and weather conditions is a large part of our pilots' training and experience and for your safety and enjoyment we take considerable care over ensuring the weather is suitable for a flight without engines. This may mean that your flight can not go ahead on your booked day but please be assured that we are making the best choices possible about the weather conditions.

  • Contacting us: The best method to contact us is via email: 

  • We may not be available to answer the phone in the evenings after the last call and may not be able to answer calls if we are flying during the day. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions and if you would like us to call you by phone please do ask.

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