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1 day Paragliding Voucher

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One day solo paragliding voucher 

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
  • Vouchers are non refundable after 14 days from purchase or after the first time booking in.
  • 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 beginner friendly sites.

We always begin the lesson at our shop on near Lewes on the A27, check out a map of where we are. you will then need to drive yourself to the flying site which is no more than 15 minutes away. Please be aware that we fly from lots of different sites depending on the wind direction, all the students park at bottom of the slope and we walk up to the training site.

Receiving your voucher:

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 (printed or on your phone) and completed booking form with you on the day you fly.

 

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.

The windsock cafe is now serving food from the forecourt of our premises. If you would like to order your Paragliders Packed Lunch you can do so here. Please note: Packed lunches are not available to order on the day, pre-orders only please

Restrictions:
– Unless otherwise agreed with the chief flying instructor the minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 65.
– The pilot must weight between 45kg and 125kg
– The pilot must have a good level of personal fitness as learning to paraglide is a physically demanding extreme sport
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

1 review for 1 day Paragliding Voucher

  1. sally magson-brown

    Friendly and helpful instructors.
    Great fun day

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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
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Tollgate, Beddingham. Near Lewes

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