Booking Information

Print or down-lode booking form? we can post one. Ring 0776 272 9663 or Email

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. Due to the niche appeal of Hang gliding and the need to have at least three participant’s on the day, Patience when booking your day may be needed.

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 Word format

2) Click Booking form and conditions for PDF format

Once you have decided on a course: Print a booking/conditions form, send the completed booking form with a non refundable  deposit of £25 You can attach and email a booking form. We will give you our bank details if you wish to pay by Bank transfer. We do accept Paypal deposit £25. We will book you in for the date you have requested on the booking form (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.

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

Office Derbyshire Flying Centre
Church Street
SK17 8PE

A pdf document means you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader © or a PDF editor in order to fill out the form. 

Booking Conditions – Important –

Please read!

You must 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.


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 n0776 272 9663 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.  By arrangement the fee can be paid directly in to the DFC bank account). Prices include training and equipment use to EP level.


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

Please ring 8-9am on the day of your course to check if the weather is suitable for your course. 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 re-booking the next available date until you get a good weather slot. As with all weather dependent 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 dependent 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 do not include BHPA membership for the Elementary and Club Pilot paragliding courses. If you are booked onto these courses you will need join the BHPA for 3 months or 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.
BHPA membership prices Membership.


Hang Gliding and Paragliding are extreme sports and are potentially dangerous.
If you require personal insurance. BHPA’s Bureau.


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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