1 day Paragliding Voucher

1 day Paragliding Voucher

£155.00£175.00

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 34 customer ratings
(34 customer reviews)

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One day solo paragliding voucher 

Please note:

Once a member of our team has checked your order we will email you a PDF voucher, and links to a booking form and info pack.

If you don’t see this in your inbox please check your junk mail.

Please bring your voucher and completed booking form with you on the day you fly.

Select “post voucher” if you would like a copy of your voucher posted to your address.

 

Are you buying the voucher as a gift?

If you would like the voucher to be sent directly to the recipient please include their email address in the field marked recipient email. You can then select a gift email send date on which the voucher will be emailed to them.

Welcome to the ultimate Paragliding experience… FLY SOLO IN A DAY!

Welcome to Fly Sussex, we are passionate about giving you the best paragliding experience! In just one day you can expect to get a taste of paragliding solo and the magic of free flight.

We are one of the UK’s longest running paragliding schools, established for 25 years. Our paragliding shop is based on the A27 outside Lewes, 20 minutes from Brighton and 1 hour from London.

  • Weekday vouchers are redeemable Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays
  • Any day vouchers can be used on any day, Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays
  • One day vouchers are valid for nine months from the date of purchase
  • If you don’t see your order confirmation in your inbox please check your junk mail. Contact us if you need your voucher re-sending.

Your paragliding lesson usually goes as follows…

  • Buy your paragliding voucher (online, over the phone or in person)
  • Book a day of your choice
  • Call the weather check voicemail the evening before your booking, get the go ahead and start time (which varies according to the weather)
  • Meet at our shop on the A27 near Lewes, East Sussex
  • Sign in and meet the instructors
  • We head out as a convoy to one of our private training sites on the South Downs
  • Introductory safety briefing and parachute landing rolls
  • Explanation of the equipment and site assessment
  • Demonstration of how to launch the wing
  • Time for you to have a go at practice launching your own wing on the flat
  • As the day goes on we aim to progress up the slope and achieve higher flights – weather depending
  • You fly through the air with a massive grin on your face!
  • If the weather is suitable you might also get a tandem flight*
  • Debrief and back to the shop for tea and biscuits
  • Everything you have done so far counts towards your club pilot rating so you can sign up for the course and we will deduct the price of your first day!

 

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?

By email:

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.

 

By post:

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

 

BHPA Membership:

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.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Check out our FAQs

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! Fly Sussex Tee

PHASE 1: Ground Training

    Introductory Talk
    Site Assessment Briefing
    Introduction to canopy and equipment
    Parachute landing roll

PHASE 2: Ground Handling

    Pre flight checks
    Getting into the glider
    Launching the glider
    Directional control

PHASE 3: First Hops

    Getting Airborne at low level

PHASE 4: Flight Exercises

    Flight briefing
    Communications (radio, bat signals etc)
    Responsibility briefing – you are the pilot in command!
    Higher flights
    Introducing turns
    Basic flight plans

PHASE 5: Theory and Exam

    Theory lecture on meteorology, principles of flight, anti collision and airlaw
    EP 30 minute exam – (70% pass rate)

BHPA CLUB PILOT SYLLABUS:

Before undertaking the Club Pilot you must have successfully complete the BHPA Elementary Stage Paragliding (Hill). A check flight may be required in circumstances where there has been a significant interruption in the training program.

PHASE 6: Pre-Soaring

    Soaring theory
    180 degree turns
    Planned approaches

PHASE 7: Soaring

      Soaring flights
      Top landings
      Flying with others

    PHASE 8: Improving your skills

      Ground handling in light and strong winds
      Exploring the speed range
      Accelerated flight, speed bar
      Forward launch technique
      Reverse launch
      Weight shift and pitch control
      Slope landings

    PHASE 9: Instability and emergencies

      Theory of collapses, spin, stall, spirals, tree landings, PLF, line failure
      Active flying
      Rapid descent technique
      Dealing with tucks

    PHASE 10: Theory and examinations

      Meteorology
      Principles of flight
      Rules of the air
      General airmanship
      Instability
      Sit the Hill environment exam (25 questions)
      Sit the CP exam (56 questions)

    Final assessment for club pilot:

    If you have successfully reached the standard of airmanship required to fly safely and competently and have the right attitude to flying then you are given the BHPA Club Pilot Rating by our CFI.

Click here for the BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide

34 reviews for 1 day Paragliding Voucher

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    My daughter and I recently did a one-day paragliding course to celebrate her 18th birthday. We had a fabulous day, and this experience surpassed both our expectations. Tim and Jess were very friendly and sensitive, and we did a lot in one day. I would definitely recommend Paragliding with Fly Sussex!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have just done my first day paragliding with Fly Sussex and it was utterly amazing! I am actually a bit scared of heights so I was a tad nervous! The instructors were so reassuring and within an hour of being there I felt totally comfortable. By the mid morning we were completing our own solo flights. We followed Zoe on the bats so our landings were perfect, just like stepping off a step. We had 6 solo flights from the top of the hill. Thank you so much to Jess, Tim, Zoe and Adam for an amazing day!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    A truly fantastic day. I’m 56 years old and have always wanted to try this. The whole day was amazing. I though we would be in the classroom all morning….not so. There is no messing about….it’s almost straight out and straight into it!! Thoroughly enjoyable. Tim and the team are so friendly and I will DEFINITELY be returning for more. Highly recommended!!!!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I would just like to say thank you so much for such a fantastic day. I especially enjoyed that brilliant tandem flight you took me on and I shall definitely take paragliding up as a hobby. I have got into University (I got the grades yesterday!) so I won’t be able to come back and do your 10 day course very soon, but I would love to come back and do it next summer in the holidays. Please thank Jess for me as well.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I bought my boyfriend a paragliding voucher for Christmas after we
    stopped to watch the gliders on Mount Caburn. He loved every minute of
    it! It was such an enjoyable day for both of us – even though I was only
    spectating. After arriving at the shop we went to a local site a few
    miles away. Here they progressed up to the 2/3 day fliers standard in
    no time at all and by lunch time they were all flying solo. After lunch
    we changed sites to a much steeper hill, where we joined the more
    experienced fliers. Although I was nervous watching, the smile on his
    face at the end of the day said it all! The views were simply
    breathtaking. Definitely seems to be on the cards for a new hobbie of
    his. All of the instructors were great; relaxed but professional.
    Couldn’t fault it. And such a great day out for everyone. Thanks guys!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I would definitely recommend Fly Sussex Paragliding.I did a one day course and was thrilled to be flying within a couple of hours, suspended in the air probably a couple of hundred feet off the ground with nothing holding you up but a giant kite!! The instructors are supportive and knowledgeable. It is done so gradually yet quickly that you don’t even notice and suddenly you are flying, as near as to being a bird as you possibly can!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    I attended one of fly Sussex’s one day Paragliding lessons that was given to me as a gift. I attended on 15th July 2012. Tim Digings was my Instructor, a friendly and knowledgeable chap. We completed 5 flights flying up to 150 feet! I was amazed we actually got to fly solo in a day. I loved the experience and this professional and orgonised paragliding school is definitely the one to go for with its stunning private sites and great instructors. Thanks Guys!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am someone who is not neccessary pre-desposed to flying or outdoor sports in general really. My friends anf familly had concerns! So whilst I was excited, I also had some anxieties about freezing in the air or not being able to take off at all. On the day Jess and Adam gave brilliant clear instructions and made the whole experience really fun and not at all difficult. I liked the idea of tandem flighing before, sitting back and enjoying the views while someone else does all the work. However, after my my one day experience I would highly recommend flying solo. It was a really rewarding day of flying, beautiful views and a lovely team! I have certainly got the bug!
    Many thanks
    Zoe

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was an amazing experience! I’m a young female and went on my own, I felt so safe, everyone really knew what they were doing and made it comfortable at your own pace, definitely worth while. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming as well, and gorgeous views! Thanks everyone for an incredible day.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Friendly and helpful team of enthusiastic instructors. Awesome experience of a lifetime. Thanks guys!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you to the team for an incredible first day of paragliding! See you next week for more!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic experience, very experienced and friendly staff. I did a 1 day taster session and absolutely loved it. It is fun and Safe (if you follow the instruction).Highly recommended!!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had a great day paragliding with Fly Sussex! Jess was a brilliant instructor and it didn’t take long to get airborne and flying solo. Highly recommended!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everyone is really friendly, helpful and so hard working. Look forward to coming back to learn more with you guys.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just come back from my second day of paragliding. I did Day 1 with a different company but I will use Fly Sussex again for future lessons. Friendly folks, pretty site and good student : instructor ratio. A nice balance between flight time and learning the ground control and theory. Just need to save up for the rest of the CP now!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Would like to thank all at Fly-Sussex for a wonderful day which I thoroughly enjoyed. Special thanks go to my two instructors Tim and Richard.

    Would recommend the experience to everyone – have just been watching my flights from the Go-Pro which look great.

    Sarah

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had a fantastic day a birthday gift from a very dear friend. I would def recommend this but you need to be fit.
    Sean

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Day 2 for me and it was brilliant, we flew from 09:00 until 14:00 with plenty of instruction along the way. Gave me a real sense of what soaring will be like. Cant wait to do more.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    I was a little nervous in the beginning but am looking forward to doing it again! Staff were super friendly and helpful. I felt safe and excited throughout the whole lesson.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had this bought for me at Christmas and always wanted to do this.
    It was a brilliant day, were you also you get the bug to want to do the full course.
    In which hope I can this year!
    I would thoroughly recommend doing this sport with very professional instructors helping you at every step.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve just done the 1 day paragliding course and would thoroughly recommend it. Great instructors who were clear, calm and patient with their guidance. We were flying by the end of the morning and achieved 3 solo flights with the help of Graham at the top and Ylva with the mirror bats at the bottom. It all felt very safe throughout and we felt exhausted but exhilarated by the end of the day!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tried really hard to think of something critical to say about my one day taster (a Christmas gift from my (sadistic?) daughter Rose), but the only things that weren’t perfect were of my own making – mainly the naff landings. My only defence is that my newish replacement hip took over my mind as I saw the ground coming up to meet me. But I couldn’t have been in safer, more caring hands. Had an absolutely smashing time despite the cold sea mist. I just wonder what Rose is planning next year for my 70th?

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    An amazing day on Thursday, having my first ever paragliding lesson with Fly Sussex Paragliding. I learnt lots and felt very safe at all times. Planning to go back for my EP course very soon! Thank you to Tim, Martin, Zoe, Tiger and the rest of the crew; all professional, helpful and friendly – what a great team!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had a great day! If you’re thinking of getting up in the air these guys are the people to speak to!!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    I took a one day course with you on Monday and just wanted to send an email to say thank you for a fantastic day. I was more than a bit nervous beforehand, wondering what I was letting myself in for. My fears and apprehension were gone pretty quickly and this was primarily down to the brilliant instruction I and the rest of the group received from Jess. Together with her co-instructors, I was made to feel completely safe and they were brilliantly helpful, patient, knowledgeable and friendly. The kind of people anyone would want to spend a day with and they were truly passionate about sharing knowledge and seeing us achieve our goals. I thought I might get a few feet off the ground on day one but achieved a whole lot more than that flying through the air and doing it for myself with new found skills I didn’t possess at the start of the day.
    The whole day far exceeded my expectations. I loved the experience and the way Jess and her team worked with us to make us feel confident and capable. I came home feeling knackered but absolutely exhilarated. A ski lift at the site would be a real help but I honestly wouldn’t change anything about the experience. You guys were amazing and I loved every moment of the day.
    Thank you!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    An amazing experience and really helpful and very patient instructors that want you to get the best out of you day

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    My family and I decided to give this a go while on holiday in the U.K. and I really recommend it! It was such an amazing experience from setting up the gliders and checking the equipment to learning to fly with the beautiful Devil’s Dyke landscape as our backdrop.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    One day initial lesson (so far)
    Fantastic day, fantastic instructors, truly amaizing experience!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had my first lesson of paragliding: felt very supported, and also encouraged to try and finally managed to fly!! It was well worth spent day, Tim and his team are amazing: professional, supportive, and at the same time giving you enough encouragement to try and fly by yourself. The location was also gorgeous… really a great adventure time for everybody regardless age, gender, etc!
    Looking forward to my second lesson!!!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    The instructors are amazing, the students are friendly too, great sense of fun and conradierie! Special thanks to Tim C, Tim G, and Jess for their attentive instruction, we learned way more than we expected to in a day! X

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had a one day training session and tandem flight with Fly Sussex and it was awesome. Will definitely go back and do a course when finances allow. Great staff and a great experience. Would thoroughly recommend.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic one day experience yesterday. Excellent tuition and 3 solo flights, much higher than I anticipated too. The team were so helpful and their coaching was superb. I would recommend fly Sussex to anyone.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had the fly solo in a day experience and Tim and the team were bloody brilliant. Genuinely one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! They were so calm and informative, gave you a bit of safety and how to’s before getting us all to try it in a very light-hearted way.
    I hadn’t read up on it before I went so expected to just skim along close to the ground, but by the end of the day I’d managed 4 flights at quite a height. Not that you notice the height too much because the feeling of flying is just so addictive!
    Top day with a team who made me feel at ease immediately, and got the whole group flying down the hill in 1 day. Allthough there is a down-side…now I have to start saving for the 10 day CP course because I’m hooked! Hopefully see you again soon!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic start to a very exciting sport. The instructors couldn’t be nicer, more patient and experienced.

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