Club Pilot Theory

Derek Piggott’s Understanding Flying Weather is the must have Weather book for Hang glider / Paraglider  pilots.

Learning to Paraglide in Derbyshire  Chris Dervins  pilot journey, web page.

How to pack a Paraglider concertina packing macpara

Steve Hams Video shows why Static Kiting is Banned.

Visual flight rules UK  Guide to Visual Flight Rules in the UK (

Notice to airmen Notam.

Pilots weather forecasts Derbyshire

How to. Climb, drift use Speed Bar Paragliding lessons, Speed bar, climb drift. on Vimeo

How to. Top land use your speed bar and Ears  Top landing, speed bar and ears. Crash. – YouTube 

Stall ? All men dream, some Stall, all fall. – YouTube

Rules of the Air & Air law is not the same in all country’s or is it? link.

Wave if you are brave. S Hudson. Spotify, Flying in Wave.

Wave theory? Video.

Nigel Pages UK xc flying book

European Hang gliding Paragliding Union

Federation Air sports International

Dimitar Shiderove video of Turbulence and Rotor

Airfoils and Airflow video.

Nasa flight Basics of Aviation

Hill soaring Don Puttock glider pilot. page.

Wind and  rotor on a ridge, simulation.

Paragliding Top landing? Can you answer the questions what is wrong in each video.? video ? video? Video.

Met office Clouds / weather symbols

Kelvin Helmholtz instability Gallery of fluid motion

Max glide, Min sink, best L/D  performance

Wind flow and Pressure, Surface winds.  Highs and Lows

Thermals, Lapse rate

Lapse rate view Video.

Lapse Rate, Stable or Unstable?

Rules of the Air & Air law is not the same in all country’s or is it? link.

Jerome Daoust  Paragliding tips.

DHV German testing Paragliders.

Cp exam  test.

Cp and more exam test

You fly! Think about how not to die. pod cast.

Paragliding and the mind.Tony  pod cast 

Bill Morris.  Paragliding reserve deployment and repack lesson.

Revision notes for the BHPA pilot exam. An excellent starting point that gathers into one site much of what I have pdf’d below. This link is in grateful appreciation for the work of the late  Graham Taylor (who did all the work) and Sheila Knotts in keeping his website available for others.

Airlaw (P and AP level)

Advanced Pilot Material – but good for Pilot too

Advanced Pilot application form

Airspace Classification

Pilot exam test questions

Flight Theory

FLPA (SPHG) syllabus

Pilot Exam syllabus


AP/P Presentation in powerpoint (excellent)

VFR/Airspace and lots more (bit techie)

Judith Mole Podcasts

A Guide to Paragliding  Competitions

A Guide to glider EN rating/skills sets required

Risk profiling chart

Joint Coaching Day Powerpoint slides (from March 2012)

SECTION 2 – Practicing

SECTION 4 – Performance

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