Book Lesson - South Downs Hang Gliding


View of the Firle ridge


The standard daily charge is 145 per session. Travel and accommodation fees will be extra for training in your home area within your local club.

Book Course

Contact us with your name, age, weight and previous experience. Payment per session is completed before you come by bank transfer.

Preparing for the day

Phone our answer-phone after 7.30pm on the day before training and listen to the message. Wear suitable clothes and comfortable footwear for the conditions. Bring snacks, packed lunches and (non-alcohol) drinks as needed. Hang gliding is weather dependent, if your day is canceled you can rebook for another day without charge.

BHPA Membership

Hang gliding can be a dangerous activity. Third party insurance is required and is provided by membership to the BHPA, (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association). Daily membership is available for the first day "Intro Day" at 16 per day. Training membership, for EP and CP courses, valid for 3 months, costs 84. Full annual membership is 128. All students become members of the BHPA at the start of their course. You must be over 18 years old. All students will be required to read, understand and accept the conditions in the "Agreement and Liability" section of the SouthDownsHG booking form. (Link below)

Where we Meet

We meet at the parking area for the chosen site on the day. Firle, Bo-Peep and Devil's Dyke are the main Southern club flying sites. We are happy to travel to other club sites around the UK. On meeting we review BHPA membership and complete the necessary paperwork before we discuss the flying for the day.



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South Downs Hang Gliding

Gibraltar Farm, Firle, East Sussex. BN8 6NB

Tel. 07890 362648