One of the most amazing things you can do is to fly! A backpack containing a wing, harness and helmet allows you to soar up and away over the beautiful countryside until you reach thousands of feet and you find yourself surrounded by the white cumulus clouds! A paraglider allows you to explore the world from a dramatically different perspective. The journey begins with us so welcome onboard!
Make a Booking:
Before booking in you will need to purchase a voucher for a taster day or a course with us. If you would like to know availability for a certain date please email [email protected], bear in mind that the weather may not always be suitable on your preferred date. Weekends tend to book up a week or so in advance, weekdays are usually more flexible.
We are always keen to fly so the school is open 7 days a week (depending on the weather). A one day voucher is valid for 9 months (Christmas vouchers are valid for 6) so try and come as soon as you can. If you are unable to make your booking we would really appreciate you letting us know, please give us the minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel. In the case of a late cancellation you may loose your day.
On the day of your lesson we aim to give you an insight as to what the sport is about in a safe and fun environment. Depending on the weather conditions we will get you flying solo!
What time do I have to be there?
Every evening we leave a weather check voicemail at 7.30pm on number 01273 858170. Please listen to the voicemail message the evening before your booking as this will say if we are flying or not. If we are flying the message will say the start time. Please note that paragliding is a weather dependant sport so the start time does vary in order for us to get you the best flying conditions. If we are not flying due to adverse weather conditions then please rebook.
What shall I wear?
Comfortable clothing – nothing too tight! Ideally, long trousers and a warm, windproof top with a separate waterproof.
In summer, expect to get hot so breathable clothing is best, but cover most of your skin in case you fall over. In winter, dress warm – bring gloves, hat and a warm coat. Layers are a good idea.
On your feet, boots with ankle protection (tape over any hooks) hiking boots are best. We have suitable boots for hire on the day if you are unable to supply your own.
The lucky flyer will need to join the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) for time he/she is training with us. The BHPA offer all members third party insurance which is mandatory. The cost of this is included in the price of our one day and tandem vouchers, if you are on a course of two or more days membership can be paid for on the day (£15).
Fly Sussex have been teaching flying for over 27 years now so we have many happy customers.
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Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions, we are happy to help!
Paragliding is an amazing sport and we look forward to teaching you soon!