Hang Gliding – See below

 

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Please note changes to our options on courses:
Due to the massive interest in Paragliding and it’s greatly improved performance, handling and safty over the past few years, we are sorry to say we no longer offer ‘Hang gliding solo’ tuition / courses. This is due to the much greater  time period needed to learn to hang glide and it’s increased risks due to it’s unforgiving handling while learning. 
Solo Paragliding, Tandem Pargliding / Tandem Hang gliding flights and gift vouchers are not affected in any way.
So why the change and what’s the differance?
Please see some of the comparisons below.
HG = Hang Glider
PG = Paraglider  
 Glider Weights?
  1.  HG Weight  = 25 – 35kg (or 65 – 85lbs) +
  2. HG Harness (with Parachute / helmet / instruments) = 10 – 15kg (or 25 – 35 lbs) +
  3. Total weight to carry on your shoulders is around 35 – 45 kg (or 85 – 110lbs) +
  • PG Weight = 4 – 6kg (10 – 14lbs)
  • PG Harness (with Parachute / helmet / instruments) = 6 – 9kg (or 14 – 20lbs) + -
  • Total weight (carried in a back pack) is around 10 - 16kg (or 35 - 45lbs) +-   
 How much weight can / do you want to carry up a hill:-(?
Storage and size ?
  1. HG = 3.9 -4.6 mtrs or 22 - 26ft  + long (check your garage size)?
  2. PG = Back pack that fits under the stairs or in the spair room / loft.
Transporting your wing / equipment to and from the hill?
  1. HG - Car / van (with a good roof rack) and a supporting ladder (for the wing). The harness can go in the boot.
  2. PG - Car (the whole glider and its bag) will easily go in the boot of a small car (and it’s out of sight). You can also use: A Bus, Motorbike, Train and get it on a Plane (when flying abroad) easily too. 
Learning to fly (number of days) to ‘Peak Airsports’ EPC / CPC standard?
  1. HG - EPC = 5 – 8 days +
  2. HG - CPC = 10 – 15 days +
  3. PG – EPC = 3 – 5 days (max)
  4. PG – CPC = 8 – 12 days +-
Cost to learn?
  1. HG – Day Taster = £180 (not available)
  2. HG - EPC – £850 + (not available)
  3. HG – CPC – £950 + (not available)
  4. PG – Day Taster = £140
  5. PG – EPC – £500  – (less above DT fee)
  6. PG – CPC =£600
Numbers of days training before a solo flight?
  1. HG = 3 – 5 days. 
  2. PG = 1st day! 
It’s a shame, but the list can go on and on in favour of Paragliding!
Book in early for Paragliding to avoid dissapointment and find out why Paragliding is so amazing!   

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