Taster Day Hang Gliding £125 (includes BHPA)
Special Offer 2016, book a midweek Taster day 3 people for the price of 2.
Get off the ground, be in touch with the air, feel the lift and the exhilaration as your feet leave the earth. Our BHPA instructors use tethered control to make this all happen with a minimum of risk. Hang gliding is fun.
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A Hang gliding taster day is a fun learning day. Fresh air and exercise in the hills of Derbyshire`s Peak District National Park. Universally enjoyed. See Taster day video
If you decide to continue your Hang gliding adventure we offer an elementary course. If not We are sure you will leave feeling that you really achieved something special. With your DFC Hang glider taster day certificate and the memory of flying a remarkable aircraft that will be with you for a long time.
On the day of your Hang gliding course you will phone in at around 8am to 9am to check that the weather is OK. We then meet in Bretton S32 5QD at 10am, where the usual schedule is as follows:
|10am:||Welcome and intro talk, sign up to the BHPA.|
|11am:||Explanation of kit, walk/drive to the site.|
|11.30am:||Site and weather assessment Introduction to the equipment, daily checks, pre flight checks, instructor launch demo|
|12.30pm:||Your turn! Clipping in, launch control of the glider, getting into the air, landing, post landing control.|
|1.30pm:||Low level flights, gradual increase in height as the weather/group dictate.|
|Finish:||dependent on group fitness/weather. Usually around 5pm.|
The Taster day course fee includes all Hang gliding equipment, one-day mandatory BHPA membership and tuition. All you need to bring is a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing including some gloves and reasonable ankle supporting boots .
It will not be long into the day when you will be clipper in to the Hang glider and learning the basics of pre-flight checking and ground control. Before moving to a slope where you will defy gravity!
What is achieved on a Hang gliding Intro course is dependent on the weather, your level of fitness and ability. You can expect to be making short exhilarating Hang gliding flights on the first day. Initially we often use tethered flight technique to 30ft above the ground-all under the control of your instructor.
This one day course forms the first day of the Elementary Hang gliding Course and it is possible to upgrade to the Hang gliding Elementary Pilot course by simply paying the balance. 4 Day Hang gliding Elementary Course £380 (BHPA membership not included)