British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association: Introduction


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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA)

(source)British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) oversees pilot and instructor training standards, and provides technical support such as airworthiness standards, and coaching courses for qualified hang gliding and paragliding pilots.

Free Flight: This is a catch-all term that has come to define the closely related sports of:

  • hang gliding
  • paragliding
  • parascending
  • paramotoring (powered paragliding)
  • powered hang gliding
  • human powered flight

Initial hang gliding or paragliding training must be undertaken at a BHPA registered school. Most schools offer training in a wide range of flying disciplines, so it’s important to understand the differences between the disciplines before choosing a school.

The BHPA supports a network of UK hang gliding and paragliding recreational clubs who are able to offer the supportive flying and social environment vital to the safe development of your flying skills as you leave the school enviroment to join other recreational flyers on the hill.

About the BHPA

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