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Paragliding lessons and tuition: the premier flying school in Sussex, UK

Our dedicated team of BHPA qualified instructors are here to teach you to fly throughout the year. We’re based in the South Downs, near Brighton, East Sussex and just an hour from London. For a map see where we are.

From our humble beginnings based in a loft on the outskirts of Brighton, Sussex, we have enjoyed great success over the last twenty four years, training and enthusing budding pilots to take to the air. We are now the largest flying centre in the UK. A few of those early pioneers are now world class pilots. Some of them have come back to the nest to teach and pass on what they have learned on their travels. We not only run paragliding taster days and full courses in the UK, but also more advanced courses in France, Turkey, Bulgaria and Tenerife.

We have appeared on TV several times over the years, most recently flying Griff Rhys Jones for “Griff’s Great Britain”. We were chosen by the BBC’s Holiday program to teach them to fly as we are not only the country’s premier paragliding clubs, but also situated in the heart of the beautiful South Downs National Park – with it’s stunning scenery and fantastic flying potential. Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne and many villages (such as Alfriston, voted Sussex’s most beautiful village) are only a stone’s throw away.

We run paragliding lessons every day of the year, as long as the weather conditions play game. We pride ourselves in being the only full time paragliding school in the UK. We fly during the winter months, and we have even been known to go out flying in three foot of snow. The ideal weather conditions for paragliding in the UK are light winds and no rain. If you book a paragliding lesson and it is cancelled then just book in another time.