Hang gliding lessons, Paragliding lessons.

award of merit CWelcome to the Derbyshire Flying Centre. Where we are poised to open up new horizons for you to share what has been described as “an experience beyond imagination”- the ability to fly free as a bird. The Hang gliding/Paragliding centre was established by Stephen Hudson CFI. Stephen has been flying for 3o+ years, has represented Gt. Britain in international competitions and is a BHPA Merit Award winner. The school operates in the Hope Valley Derbyshire UK, centre of the Peak District National Park. This unique location enables quick and easy access to both outstanding training and flying sites. We provide quality teaching in a personal and friendly atmosphere. If  you need more guidance please ring me your senior flying instructor Steve 0776 272 9663.

Print a Booking Form Once you have decided. Please download the booking form as a word file, edit and attach to an email. We can then give you the details for online payment. You can post to S Hudson or Derbyshire Flying Centre. Cliffe Side, Church St. Tideswell. SK17 8PE.

Ringing In. Once you have booked a Hang gliding lesson or Paragliding lesson, please ring in between 8.00am and 9.00am the morning of your course on 0776 272 9663 to check weather conditions for the day.

Meeting place and time. We meet at the Barrel Inn Bretton Nr Eyam S32 5QD Map at The course starts at 10am and finishes around 4.30pm-5.30pm. Quality Accommodation and meals are available at the Barrel Inn. Breakfast can be pre-ordered for any course participants 01433 630856.

BHPA Membership. Is compulsory. The required Hang gliding or Paragliding course training membership can be arranged with the BHPA or with us on your first day. Your BHPA membership gives you third party cover but if you require personal Insurance please go to an independent Insurance broker.

The BHPA offer information for prospective pilots. BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide

Equipment. All Hang gliding and Paragliding Equipment is provided by us for Taster days and Elementary courses. For the Club pilot and Pilot courses you can purchase or hire flight equipment from us. It is possible to use your own flight equipment once it has been inspected and approved for your use in the school, The inspection fee is usually £100.

Fees. All course fees must be fully paid in advance or on the first day of your course. Please see booking form and conditions for full details.

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

Clothing. You will need a pair of boots that firmly support your ankles. Layers of clothing are recommended, gloves, a windproof jacket and sun protection cream.

Lunch Break. Please bring a packed lunch and a drink.

All Hang gliding and Paragliding lessons are 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 Hang gliding and Paragliding courses must be taken within a year of us receiving your booking form.

The Hang gliding and Paragliding course information that is in our printed brochure is the same as on this web page, but if you want a printed version please ring the office 0776 272 9663.

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