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Paragliding Taster Day

£170 - £190

Suitable For Beginners

Full Qualification


10 Days Of Training

GOLD Beginner Package


Qualification & Gear

Tandem Flight

£200 - £220

With An Instructor

Top paragliding lessons in the UK

We provide paragliding lessons and courses all year round and are proud to be the UK’s longest-established paragliding school, with over 30 years experience. We've run thousands of paragliding lessons over the years, teaching everyone from total beginners to British, European and World Champions.
During your first lesson, we aim to get you flying solo by early afternoon. We start off low on the ground and gradually move higher up the hill, allowing you to fly higher and for longer as you grow in skill and confidence. How many times you fly depends only on time, the weather and your willingness to take to the skies.
But that’s just the first step. Take one of our paragliding courses and we will teach you how to soar like a bird and, eventually, qualify to fly unsupervised whenever the conditions are right.


We offer a full range of paragliding courses from tandem flights to experience days to full paragliding qualifications. The adventure starts here!
January 21, 2020

Looking for gear? We've got you covered - From beginner setups to pro gear

Tollgate, Beddingham, BN8 6JZ

February 21, 2020

Take to the skies for the first time. Experience the magic of flying solo

The South Downs, UK

May 21, 2020

We run exciting guided adventures abroad for our qualified students

Europe, South Africa, Turkey

December 10, 2020

Remember - your reserve chute should be repacked on an annual basis

Fly Sussex HQ


Over thirty years in the sky

Our Chief Instructor Tim Cox has been flying paragliders since they were invented!

And before that he flew hang gliders.
It seems that flying runs in the family as his daughter Jess is now at the helm of Fly Sussex and youngest son Tiger is also a qualified instructor

Slide a Mount Caburn Devils Dyke a Devils Dyke Swanborough
a a Muggary Bottom Newhaven Cliffs Beddingham
Great Locations We are spoiled for paragliding sites across the South Downs and Fly Sussex has private teaching sites for every wind direction.
Let's see where the wind takes us!
Mount Caburn High & Over
Muggary Bottom
Newhaven Cliffs


" fly Sussex had an amazing team looking after our day of paragliding. Jess made it super fun with her upbeat friendly nature and very informative with her excellent knowledge of the sport. great site with an uplift was a real treat. the equipment was in excellent condition which added to the overall feeling of being in safe hands."

"Amazing day and brilliant instruction. Very welcoming environment and as complete novice, not made to feel like one. Instructors will happily go over anything that you need to know. Jess was great with her upbeat attitude and made the day really fun, I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I had and I loved every minute of it. Thank you!"

your Paragliding journey

Learning to fly is a dream come true!

Here at Fly Sussex we follow the BHPA (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) syllabus. This qualification is recognised all over the world and is required to legally fly in the UK.


First flights

We aim to get all of our beginners (whether on a taster day or full course) doing their first flight on day one - so be prepared for some hands-on learning and a physically demanding day!


Ground handling

Ground work for launch and landing is key to flying successfully, safely and confidently and here at Fly Sussex we pride ourselves on providing outstanding ground handling tuition.



There are three main theory elements to the course - Airmanship, Air law and meteorology. Everything that you need to know will be explained to you in our theory lectures that accompany your tuition. We will also suggest some reading for you to do at home.



The second half of the course (CP) includes the more advanced tasks that you will need to complete in order to qualify. Once you have completed your course and been signed off we will advise you on how to join up with a local club. We also offer further training and refresher courses for qualified pilots.

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Contact Fly Sussex

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about any of our products or courses call our office to chat with a member of our team.

Office hours are 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday

Outside of office hours feel free to drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

01273 858170
[email protected]
Tollgate, Beddingham. Near Lewes

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