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.


What you receive:

Once a member of our team have checked your order we will email you a PDF voucher, this will include login details that can be used on our booking system. Please bring a copy of your voucher with you on the day you fly (on you phone is fine).



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 (on your phone is fine).
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.
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 in order to do the course, you can join with us on the first day of training or do it in advance on the bhpa website. 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

What can I do with the BHPA club pilot rating?

The BHPA club pilot (novice) rating allows you to fly unsupervised without an instructor. If you plan on flying within the UK then you can join a club near you which usually costs between £10-£100 per year.

Once you have completed all the tasks in the BHPA student training log book, passed your exams and demonstrated the correct attitude to fly you can then be signed off by the chief flying instructor.

Here are some of our happy students getting signed off!

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