Flying solo. Your first step to being hooked to a new sport. This is also a popular and great gift.
The first qualification status. Progressing to higher and more skilled flights, with instruction
The first qualification to enable you to fly unaided, without instruction.
Club Pilot - Hang Gliding
Can fly unsupervised
Advanced flying exercises
Higher performance gliders
Club pilot is the final stage of learning within the school environment. Once you are qualified as a 'CP' you can class yourself as a real pilot, and spread your wings around the UK, flying other sites, and joining local clubs. You no longer need to book your flying days, and can go flying at your leisure or after work. You have arrived...welcome to hang gliding!!
During the club pilot course you are taught, to soar the skies reaching 500ft plus, using ridge and thermal lift. You may also be taught how to land back on top of the hill so you will no longer have to walk up after every flight, although this may be done in a club at a later date.
You will learn how to make your glider fly faster, control it in active air, recognise and recover from stalls, and how to fly safely with other gliders. Circuit and landing patterns will be perfected during the CP course.
You will sit a series of 4 x 40min lectures during the CP course covering Metrology - Airlaw/Airmanship - Theroy of Flight- followed by a 45 minute exam, 70% being the pass rate.
PHASE 6 (Consolidation and Conversions)
PHASE 7 (Higher flights / Circuits)
Higher flights / circuits
PHASE 8 (Improving Skills)
180 deg turns
Slow flight appreciation and recovery
Nil and moderate wind take offs
Theory - advanced equipment
PHASE 9 (Soaring)
Ridge soaring preparation
Flying with others
PHASE 10 (Theory and Exam)
4 Theory lectures
A Club Pilot costs £899. A group of 10 or more and you will be entitled to a 10% discount.
If your course is cancelled due to bad weather, you can book another date and will not loose any credit.
You need to call at 21:00hr the evening before to get an update on the weather conditions and a start time for the following day.
You need to be ready and prepared to be here at 07:00hr onwards pending your instructors announcing of your start time.
Please make sure you are wearing boots, casual clothing, and you have food and drink with you for the day.
We have a toilet block and hot drinks available.
Age limit and health condition
The minimum age limit for a hang gliding CP course is 16. Under 18's need parental consent to undertake the course.
You must be in good health, and reasonably fit. Please contact us if you are unsure
All equipment required for the flight will be provided for you.
Weight limit is 16 stone, although you must be fit enough to be able to walk up small training hills, and run a few yards
Your flying voucher is valid for 12 months after the date of purchase. You must do your flight in this time period. If you do not redeem your voucher within the 12 months, we unfortunately cannot offer a refund or extension of any kind.
We are open 7 days a week, all year round. Any yes we do fly in the winter! Some of our best training days are held during the winter
Fun Day - Hang Gliding: Get to fly solo, Great Fun