Please note: Enrolement for new students has now ended (indefinitely).We are now FULLY BOOKED for new Paraglider students (Day taster / Elementary and Club Pilot courses) and not taking any new students or Tandems. Please see the BHPA web -site for schools near you, thank you. Taster day Gift vouchers can still book in, if the voucher is still valid (within the 12 months of date of purchase).
No extensions can be given to vouchers outside the 12 month time limit.The Day Taster is intended are for those people who may wish to go on to start on a course with us. If you think you only want to do a single day in Paragliding and do not intend to go on to a course with respect, may we suggest you look elsewhere. Thank you.
Please also note:
Due to Mark wishing to focus totally on teaching Paragliding in the school (and our Paragliding courses) we no longer offer ‘Tandem paragliding’ from 10. 04. 2017
This does not affect valid gift vouchers that are within the 12 months from the date of purchase. Or if you have booked in diary dates already with us over the last few months or if you have talked to Mark already before the 10th April 2017. However if not, please do not email or call us for new bookings for Tandems flights as you will be told they have now stopped. Thank you
From August 2016 we no longer offer ‘gift Vouchers’ for Tandem flights or Day Taster Paragliding and from 10.4. 2017 we no longer offer New Tandem paragliding bookings.
A gift voucher previously purchased (if still in date) are not affected. If you would like to book a date please text / call or email and include your voucher number please.
If the weather is good, sometimes the best time to contact us might be in the evening (around 7 to 9pm) once Mark has finished training / the Flying day. Please do not call or text after 10pm!
Please note: If you are a third party company that organise ‘large group fun session / days’, We do not do this type of thing (and never will). Please look elsewhere and do not waist my time, and yours. Thank you.
Please also read below for more details on prices and courses.
Minimum age for Tandems flights is 13 years of age
Minimum age for all Paragliding ’solo’ courses is 18 years of age with us.
Maximum age for ‘Solo’ Paragliding tuition / Tandem Paragliding or EPC / CPC Paragliding) courses with us is 65 years and fit to train / fly and under 90kg or 15 stone.
Under 18′s need to print off and return our Consent Form and ensure it is signed by the parent or guardian please (our minimum age for any tandem flight is 13 years of age and 18 years of age of our solo day taster Paragliding or EPC, CPC Paragliding courses. Any person under 18 years old for tandem flights must be accompanied by (with a consenting adult on the day). Failer to return the consent before a course will mean the parent or guardian understands the associated risks involved and accepts them (once the minor starts the course or flight).
Click here: Consent Form
Please ensure you have read the following information booklet for pre course enrolment
We sometimes have requests from possible new students who wish to learn / start Paragliding solo courses Paragliding, who live well outside ‘our’ geographical area (Derbyshire). We would kindly suggest that if you are over 50 miles away, due to travel time needed before you start your training day or arrive to meet for our tandem (and other similar reasons) we have decided not to start new Paragliding students (solo) who are well outside a 50 mile radius of the Peak District area. If in doubt please call us to clarify, thank you.
Paragliding Courses.If the Paragliding Day Taster is for someone who is more than 50 miles from us, may we suggest another provider due to the distance needed to travel on the day.
We take safety very seriously, so please ensure you have read our safety booklet
BHPA – Tandem or Day Taster Insurance
The above BHPA Membership (daily third party liability cover) is already included if you are booking a taster day or tandem flight. It is not included in the cost of EPC or CPC courses and can be obtained on your first day when starting your course (as part of the administration steps). See below
Third Party Insurance
If booking for any of our main ‘Elementary Pilot or Club Pilot paragliding courses’ you are required to join the BHPA Membership and pay for trainee membership for 3 months – (£78) or Annual (£121), in order to have the necessary ‘third party liability’ cover for public, farmer and land owner cover. This is done on the first day of your course.
Please ensure you have read the ‘safety manual’ and Pre – Course Information (at the bottom of this page).
For Day Taster Paragliding, you are welcome to pay on the day the training takes place.
Please call the office for more information:
Paragliding – 1 Day TasterFor those who wish to try Paragliding and then go on to our Courses.
Courses - Elementary Pilot Course (EPC)
Course - Club Pilot Course (CPC)
Pre – Course Information (click here).