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So you are packing for one of our epic flying holidays! Here’s our rundown of flying holiday essentials:










  • First aid kit
  • Tracking device (Delorme, Spot or Flymaster)
  • Hook knife
  • Magic string
  • Compass




  • Print off your repatriation insurance details and keep a copy in your harness and your wallet.
  • Email a copy of your insurance, passport & BHPA card to yourself and emergency contact
  • Research the flying local area using XCplanner and know the local emergency numbers.
  • Print off or buy local maps of your flying area.
  • When flying keep your phone accessible at all times. Make sure your phone will work where you are going or get a local sim card.
  • Put all your kit in one large duffle bag that doesn’t look like a paraglider, this makes it less of a target for the airlines to charge you and thieves to steal.
  • If your worried about your kit getting lost on the flight the airline is liable for £1100 per piece if it goes missing. If you want cover for more you can fill in a ‘special declaration of value’ when you check in which will cover up to £2500. Most airlines will charge something for this though.
  • Equipment insurance is available from lots of places.
  • Be as current as you can to get the most out of the trip, even if you can’t get out flying go and practice your ground handling.
  • Swat up on your theory. We recommend the book Thermal Flying as essential reading.

Contact Fly Sussex

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about any of our products or courses call our office to chat with a member of our team.

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
[email protected]
Tollgate, Beddingham. Near Lewes

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