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.
Welcome to Green Dragons Paragliding and Hang Gliding Centre
Whether you need a quick ‘one flight’ thrill, a Team Building day out, a new hobby or an unusual gift for someone, we have it here at Green Dragons.
Our track record dictates that we are dedicated to fun, safety and forming lasting memories. We welcome students old & new, young or mature.
Royal British Aero Club Award Winner
The skills of our team have been perfected over the last 30 years, since the sport was in it’s infancy. Many of our trainees have progressed to become highly successful and respected competition pilots, instructors, paraglider test pilots, National and World champions.
Green Dragons was established in 1974, by an Ex-Para and flying enthusiast, Les Shaw. Our participation in competitions worldwide has seen our students, pilots and instructors reach all levels, winning awards for: Duration, Distance and Accuracy.
‘Accuracy’ is a discipline within Paragliding where the aim is to land on a specific target of under a metre. As well as being a competitive sport, it teaches a lot about glider control, including launch (take off) and landing.
There are many skills to be learned from progressing in our sport, including the thrill of ‘flying holidays’ and planning accurate routes for duration and cross country flights, taking in miles of airspace all over the world. These skills are taught as part of our passion to see our students excel.