Booking Information

Once you have decided on a course: Print a booking and conditions form, send the completed booking form with a non refundable  deposit of £25 made payable to S Hudson or Derbyshire Flying Centre at the address below. You can email a booking form and we will give you our bank details if you with to pay by Bank transfer. We do accept pay pal but the deposit is £30. We will book you in for the date you have requested (You may wish to ring us to check the availability of your date).  All Hang Gliding and Paragliding training is weather dependent and any days cancelled due to weather conditions will be credited to you and can be taken with any suitable courses within the year. All courses must be taken within a year from first receiving your booking.

If you can not print a booking form we can post one to you. please ring 01298 872 313 or 0776 2729663 or Email Steve@d-f-c.co.uk

The minimum age for flying with us is: 14 accompanied by a parent. 16 with the parental permission. 18+ with no upper age limit.

All course fees must be fully paid in advance or on the first day of your course.

Booking Form

To book a course with the Derbyshire Flying Centre you must fill in and send us a booking form. You will need one form per person with a £25 non refundable deposit each.

The form is available in two formats for you to download and print.

1) Click Booking form and conditions for PDF format

2) Click Booking form and conditions for Word format

Print out the document write your details and sign. Send the booking form to us by post with your deposit. To the following address, or email Steve@d-f-c.co.uk

Office Derbyshire Flying Centre
Cliffside
Church Street
Derbyshire
SK17 8PE

A pdf document means you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader © in order to fill out the form. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader © , click on the following picture to download it.

Booking Conditions – Important – Please read!

We ask that you complete your training within 1 year. You can continue training after the one year limit, but you may be expected to purchase extra days.
NB: We still reserve the right not to qualify any student until that student reaches the appropriate standard and to call a halt to training in the interest of that student if we feel fit to do so.

Fees:

To ensure the smooth operation of the school, all course fees must be fully paid in advance or on the first day of your course. Please choose which course you require then ring us on 01298 872 313 or 07762729663 to book your dates (your dates do not need to be consecutive; we can tailor the course to suit you). Once you’ve called us we can reserve your dates for seven days while we wait for your completed booking form and deposit to arrive. Once we receive your details we will open a student file in your name ready for the start of your training. (We can’t accept plastic at the moment. By arrangement the fee can be paid directly in to the DFC bank account). Prices include training and equipment use.

Cancellation:

You have a 7 day, full refund cancellation period after purchasing any of our courses. Due to the nature of our business, once the 7 day cancellation period has expired, there can be no refunds for any reason whatsoever. If you book within 7 days of your start date, there is no cancellation period. If you are booked on a course during any part of your training and you decide not to attend, you must give us at least 48 hours notice or risk forfeiting that day. Gift vouchers are not refundable but are valid for a whole year from the date of issue. Sorry, but we must be strict on these points to ensure the continuing survival of our business.

Inclement weather

Cancellations due to bad weather: As all our training and experience days are weather dependent, the Derbyshire Flying Centre and its instructors cannot be held responsible whatsoever for the fickle nature of the British climate. If you are unfortunate with the weather during your booked dates, we will time credit you the lost day or days for up to 1 year to be taken at your convenience – just keep rebooking the next available date until you get a good weather slot. As with all weather dependant sports, while under training patience can be required at times but the rewards are vast in comparison. If you are not a patient person, we would politely suggest that weather dependant sports are probably not for you.
Note: No money refunds due to inclement weather are possible on any day or days booked.

BHPA membership.

We no longer include BHPA membership for the Elementary and Club Pilot paragliding courses. If you are booked onto these courses you will need to pay for either 3 months or an annual membership on your start day. We leave this up to you to decide which membership is more use to you. Please remember to bring payment with you on the first day of your course, we cannot give credit and you cannot train without it. We include BHPA membership costs for all 1 and 2 day Taster courses.
Membership prices as of July 2012. Cheques made payable to the BHPA
3 months: £53.00 + £22.00 joining fee = £75.00
Annual: £99.00 + £22.00 joining fee = £121.00

Insurance.

Hang Gliding and Paragliding are extreme sports and are potentially dangerous.
If you require personal insurance ring BHPA’s Airsports Insurance Bureau 01983 298480.

Checklist!

Remember to bring on the day – payment for your course and BHPA membership. Boots with ankle support for paragliding courses (you cannot fly in shoes or trainers) – food and plenty of drink – warm clothing – gloves for hand protection – sun protection! Please note that shorts and short sleeves are not suitable for Hang Gliding or Paragliding training.

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