Paragliding course students at the bottom of hill

Your flying adventure starts here 01903 861378

We specialise in Elementary and Club Pilot paragliding courses in the UK, with a good Instructor to Student ratio, making sure you have the right environment to progress quickly and safely as possible. This allows our dedicated BHPA Instructors to give you the personal tuition you require, in a calm and relaxed atmosphere, on our exclusive, all wind direction, private sites. Why Choose Airsports Paragliding School?

First the Elementary pilot course average 4 -5 days.
Second the Club Pilot course about 5 days.
You book when you like, weekends, Bank holidays and/or weekdays as we teach everyday weather permitting.
We then contact you the night before training.
Once Club Pilot you can leave the school and fly unsupervised in the UK and abroad.


+ BHPA Membership*
Beginners paragliding course - Equipment provided - About 5 days.

This course offers excellent value for Beginners. Progressing at your own rate through a series of exercises that start at the bottom of the hill. After the morning brief you are introduced to the equipment, how it works, fly's, safety checks etc. Now the fun begins, following a demonstration on inflating the glider its your turn, walking along the ground steering left and right, Its rather like flying a large kite and with a little practice you could be flying solo by the end of the day. Training becomes easier as you progress up the hill in stages, introducing turns, controlled and spot landings then with some theory and basic exam you have Elementary Pilot. This marks a recognised level of competence before taking Club Pilot. Your training days do not have to be taken consecutively but should be taken within one year.
BOOKING PAGE - FAQ's - summary of lessons.

Student on first day of the Elementary course inflating the glider. Inflating the Paraglider. The fun Starts here.
Elementary course students inpecting the paraglider. Elementary course students inspecting the paraglider.
Elementary pilot student prepares for take off. Elementary pilot student prepares for take off.
Student on Elemantary course flying low level. Straight low-level-flight's to start.
Paraglider flying heigher with turns. We progress up the hill in stages with higher longer flight's and turns.


Equipment provided or
Check out our equipment with training options below

After completing your Elementary Pilot with us you can move onto Club Pilot.
The BHPA Club Pilot syllabus is set out as tasks such as slope, top landings, turns, flying along a ridge for 10 to 20 minutes and landing back on the top. Some theory on air law and meteorology followed by a multiple choice exam . Once completed and signed off you will receive your BHPA Club Pilot Rating. Recognised world wide you can now paraglide unsupervised at home and abroad or Join our Free club and fly with us while receiving extra guidance from familiar Instructors. summary of lessons.

BHPA membership

*(British Hangliding & Paragliding association)
This is mandatory for all paragliding carried out in the UK.
Prices from January 2023. Annual membership at £164 can be paid online before you start training.
or 3 month membership at £99 can be taken out when you arrive on site.
Membership includes monthly Skywings Magazine and third party insurance.

We provide all the equipment on both courses but offer big discounts if you decide to purchase equipment.

Club Pilot Option 1
New Equipment Package from  £4495

Includes top of the range Paraglider, Harness, Helmet and Club Pilot tuition.
Complete your Elementary Pilot using school equipment then buy your own equipment this gives a massive saving and time to decide if paragliding is for you before investing in equipment and allows you to train on the equipment you will fly before you leave the school.

Club Pilot Option 2
Used Equipment from £1800 including Club Pilot tuition

Complete Elementary Pilot using school equipment and then buy second hand equipment from us.

Club Pilot Option 3
Club Pilot using school equipment  £850

On a budget or just require training learn using our equipment or buy equipment elsewhere and just pay for tuition. We will always give impartial advice on equipment.

Club Pilot Option 4
Elementary and Club pilot combined

We are occasionally asked for a combined Elementary and Club Pilot course? Why pay for 2 courses up front? Just pay for and complete the Elementary course then pay for Club Pilot and the total price is just  £1545. Still the best price available. Not sure just call for a chat 01903 861378.

FREE tuition and equipment.
New recommended equipment is supplied with the latest certification and manufactured to a high standard by established international companies providing a warranty.
Second hand equipment is normally available through the school during the summer and will also include Club Pilot tuition. Tuition may vary depending on your purchase so if you are interested in the new or used options please contact us for full details and to be included on our mailing list.

Training and equipment is subject to availability so please contact the office for details
either on 01903 861378 or email

Airsports Paragliding, Brighton City Airport (Shoreham Airport), West Sussex, BN43 5FF,
just five minutes from our main sites.
and close to London - Tel 01903 861378 -

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