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.
COME FLY WITH US!
Over thirty years in the sky
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
Let's see where the wind takes us!
" 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
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.
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 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.