WHEN YOU CAN FLY:
Here at Fly Sussex Paragliding we pride ourselves on being the only full time paragliding school in the UK who flies all year round 7 days a week (weather depending). We have even been know to fly on Christmas day! The ideal weather conditions are light winds with no persistent rain.
WHO YOU FLY WITH:
We have a team of full time BHPA qualified paragliding instructors who have your safety and enjoyment as number one priority. All our instructors are experienced paraglider pilots who have flown all over the world and are obsessed with paragliding! Our chief flying instructor Tim Cox was awarded the Royal Aero club lifetime achievement award for his contribution towards paragliding. Feel free to call or pop in and meet the team and have a chat with one of our instructors.
WHERE YOU FLY:
A massive advantage of learning to paraglide with Fly Sussex is we have all our own private training sites dotted around the beautiful South Downs national park. This enables you to fly in much safer uncrowded airspace on beginnerfriendly sites. We always begin the lesson at our shop on near Lewes on the A27, check out a map of where we are.
How would you like your paragliding voucher sent?
Once a member of our team have checked your order we will email you a PDF voucher, and links to a booking form and info pack. Please bring a copy of your voucher and completed booking form with youon the day you fly.
Are you buying the voucher as a gift? If you would like a copy of the voucher sent directly to the recipient please include their email address in the field marked recipient email. You can then select a date for the voucher to be emailed out to them.
Please tick the checkbox if you would like your voucher posted to you. You will receive:
- Full colour brochure (please read fully)
- 1 Day Paragliding Voucher
- Booking form
- Receipt of your purchase
We are a British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) approved and regulated school, therefore all students must be a member of the BHPA whilst training. BHPA membership gives you third party cover. The cost of this is included in the voucher. First party insurance is optional and can be taken out on the day when signing in. Please note that all one day paragliding vouchers are valid for nine months from the date of purchase and are non refundable.
IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION
When do we start?
Don’t forget to call 01273 858170 after 7.30pm the evening before your booking and listen to the voicemail message for confirmation and start time for the following days flying. We will specify a time to meet at our shop which varies according to the weather forecast. If the weather prevents us from flying then just rebook. Please be aware the start and finish times vary according to the weather on the day.
What do I bring?
Paperwork: Please bring your voucher and completed booking form. We will need to check your voucher reference number off our records so it is important you bring the voucher with you on the day.
Attire: Comfortable clothing and suitable footwear (ie walking boots). Gloves and layers are a must on cold days. Suncream and sunhat are also a good idea.
Lunch: We also recommend bringing plenty to eat and drink, you’ll need at least a litre of water and plenty of snacks as learning to fly is physically demanding. Please note there are no shops near our base or on the flying sites so you will need to bring something from home.
Can’t make it?
You must give us at least 48 hours notice to cancel your booking. Failure to show up will result in you losing your day with us as your instructor will be waiting for you.
British Hang gliding and Paragliding association:
The flyer will need to join the BHPA
on the first day of the course. The BHPA provide third party insurance which is mandatory. If you are already a member please bring your membership card so we can take a note in your training log book.
If you would like to take out personal accident
cover then you will need to organise this on the morning of your course. Feel free to enquire with an instructor while signing in.
Been there and got the T-shirt!
When ordering your paragliding voucher you have the choice to add a Fly Sussex T-shirt
for a reduced price. When you come to fly on the day you can pick your perfect tee!