Paragliding Courses & lessons                                                                 

Airborne paragliding Centre are the UK experts in paragliding lessons,  full courses and holidays. We specialise in  beginners and provide BHPC structured courses.  Learn to fly paragliders (parapente), in the UK, Spain, Tenerife of France. Our tuition and training course is world renowned. Why not try a tandem flight with our CFI - the reigning UK Tandem Champion or a one day lesson learning the basics of paragliding?

 

As with all outdoor pursuits, we are weather dependent - we cannot be held responsible for the weather. Any days cancelled due to weather may be rebooked without charge. Paragliding Courses run in the UK from the end of March to  December. During winter, in Tenerife. we run fast track paragliding courses including extensive tandem paragliding flight training in our specially designed tandem paraglider.

Beginners should purchase our Training Video or Training Resource Pack by clicking here.

To see the basic training slopes, basic flights and photographs of where we will teach you to fly in the UK, click here

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Syllabus

Dual Flight Voucher

Some people are just plain lucky. Take the Brits for instance. Not only are they now enjoying the world's fastest Internet, thanks to broadband UK, apparently they also have one of the best outdoors experience too.

Up to 30 minutes paragliding soaring with the British Champion Tandem Pilot and Instructor. An ideal present! These may be used in The UK,  Tenerife, Spain or France. After your experience, if you decide to take a full course or a package, the voucher will give you a 30 discount! Tandem flights are taken on a two man Paraglider where the pilot does the flying for you. While you are airborne you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view. If conditions permit it may be possible for you to take the controls. Tandem paragliding vouchers make unique gifts for someone wishing an air experience. Tandem paragliding flights should be about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the conditions sometimes the wind may drop in which case a couple of paragliding flights may take place. Inclusive of BHPC day membership and third party insurance. See the "Rough Guide" paragliding video  here

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Fun Day Voucher

The first day you will start with Ground training and launch practice. Due to recent health and safety considerations we cannot guarantee you will be sufficiently competent to undertake low level flights by the end of the first day. Our customer feedback strongly favours the two day course where you are likely to get a lot of flying on your second day.  However if you are really fit and able you may take to the air at the end of the first day! After your experience, if you decide to take a full course or a package, the voucher will give you a 30 discount! Inclusive of BHPC day membership and third party insurance. FAQ's

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Two Day Taster Voucher

If you want to try paragliding or your giving somebody that extra special present, this is ideal.

On day one, you will start with a briefing, introduction to equipment followed by simulator practice & flat ground training. This will involve starting, steering and stopping the paraglider, without your feet leaving the ground. Day two should see you in the air with  some low level flights no more than a few feet above the ground. As your confidence and skill develops, you will move swiftly onto steeper slopes, where you will gain higher altitudes. You will be in control and will go no higher than you want to! By the end of two days students can be flying from as high as 400' although you may have more modest aspirations. After your experience, if you decide to take a full course or a package, the two day Voucher also carries a 60.00 value that can  also be credited towards your Airborne Club Pilot certificate. After your experience, if you decide to take a full course or a package, the voucher will give you a 60 discount!  As with all our courses you may spread your days out or take them all together (subject to weather). There is no rebooking charge for days postponed due to bad weather. Mandatory BHPC Third Party Insurance is included. FAQ's

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Elementary Pilot Course

This is a serious introduction to the sport. By the end of this 4-day course you will have attained a basic level of competence, receive your EP Certificate, which marks the half waypoint in the basic training syllabus. You should achieve over 20 flights. This qualifies you to go on to the club pilot course. As with all our courses you may spread your days out or take them all together (subject to weather). There is no rebooking charge for days postponed due to bad weather. Mandatory BHPC Third Party Insurance is included.

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Club Pilot Course

This is the follow on course, over 4 days, will prepare you to ridge soar with relevant theory. Inclusive of BHPC membership and third party insurance. As with all our courses you may spread your days out or take them all together (subject to weather). There is no rebooking charge for days postponed due to bad weather. Mandatory BHPC Third Party Insurance is included. FAQ's

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Elementary & Club Pilot COMBO

As it sounds - the complete course to solo standard.  A popular option. As with all our courses you may spread your days out or take them all together (subject to weather). There is no rebooking charge for days postponed due to bad weather. Mandatory BHPC Third Party Insurance is included. FAQ's

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FREE TRAINING ON YOUR OWN KIT

packages include:

  • Up to 10 days within 12 months Training to Club Pilot Standard  (subject to ability)

  • Paraglider

  • Harness

  • Helmet

  • Connectors

  • Membership of the Airborne Club*

  • save hundreds 's

If you require extra days these are charged at half the daily rate. We are also happy to train you abroad on our regular holiday schedule, with no additional training charge. FAQ's

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Ongoing Coaching to Pilot standard

 

Overseas Training

Week Beginner Course Abroad - from 355 GBP  Full price list

This amazing package includes an average of 5 days flying, and depending on your natural ability.   The package is inclusive of  Accommodation, Transport and Training. Equipment Hire (paraglider, harness & helmet is extra  but if you buy a new package, the holiday cost is reduced  for unlimited holidays, wherever we go!....food and drink is not included and we share fuel costs.

Intermediate and Advanced Training Holidays and Holidays to accommodate non-flying partners. A Tandem Flight with the UK Champion are also available by prior arrangement. See the "Rough Guide" video  here

Locations  
Annecy, France  
St Andre, S France  
Southern Spain  
Tenerife  

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