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2 day paragliding Voucher


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2 Day Paragliding Course:

Welcome to Fly Sussex, we are passionate about giving you the best paragliding experience! Over the course of your two day paragliding introduction expect to get a taste of paragliding solo and the magic of free flight. You can choose to book your paragliding lessons at any time of the year on any day of the week. Your two paragliding lessons do not have to be done in consecutive days, the voucher is valid for one year so book in and come any time you want!

The two day paragliding voucher gives you the opportunity to make a start on your elementary pilot. The first lesson starts off at our shop before moving onto the hill where we begin with the basic launching and landing skills, we then move on to flying. Our aim on day two is to introduce turns and complete flights with higher ground clearance.

If at the end of your two day paragliding course if you want to continue with your training to elementary or club pilot level then the cost of your voucher can be deducted from the course as everything you have learnt already counts toward your BHPA qualification.

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
  • 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 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
  • You get hooked on paragliding!



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 insurance and allows you to gain the BHPA Club Pilot rating. You can join the BHPA at the start of your day.

Getting to and from the flying sites:

All our flying sites are out in the countryside with no public transport within 3 miles so if you have a car feel free to bring it but be prepared for a walk up to the take off area.

Once you have flown and wish to leave the site you have the option to head off in your own time. If you require a lift please give us advance notice.

Paragliding Spectators:

We welcome your friends and family along to watch you fly. Please be aware there may be a walk up onto the hills involved, if you think this may be difficult for any of your group will can try to give them a lift but please give us advance notice. Well behaved dogs on leads are permitted onto the South Downs but please be aware there is live stock on all our flying sites.



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.



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?

Please select in the drop down menu how you would like your voucher to be delivered.

By email:

Select email voucher and once a member of our team have checked your order we will email you a PDF voucher, booking form and link to download our info pack. Please bring a copy of your voucher and completed booking form with you on 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.


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)


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

      Principles of flight
      Rules of the air
      General airmanship
      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


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