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Special Offers Group price for Intro days. PG pilots .... buy a hang glider.
Book Lesson Complete the training course before purchasing a hang glider.
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Loads of kit always for sale: bags, instruments, glider riders, etc. Contact us.
Beginner / Intermediate
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Sport / Advanced
Finsterwalder Topfex. £300. Blue and white. Unusual glider. Packs to 2m. Good sink rate double surface glider.
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Aeros Phantom. £5200. Immaculate condition. Only 50 hours then stored for 6 years. Good for SSDR trike or power harness.
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SDHG Pod, £440. New. Front-loading harness's. All sizes. Various colours. New Product. Made to order.
SDHG Pod. £420. New. Green and black. Med.
Moyes Pod, £80. Med. Black. Suit 5' 8" to 6'. Scuffy and old but usuable.
Rotor Performance Harness, £175. Brown. Fair condition.
Keller Tec. £160. Pink. Good condition.
We are a school, not a shop, but we stock these reserves because we believe they are the best complete rescue system for hang glider pilots. They pack small, but have a large surface area. Comfortable fit for all makes of harness. Supplied with 5m strop with built-in heavy duty swivel and 9mm maillon.
The best reserve system on the market for hang gliders. The Independence EVO is available in two sizes.
High quality production and lightweight materials
Approved pulled-down apex, annular technology
Large surface area
High strength Rotor swivel in main strop
Ultra light weight parachute system
Ram-Air-Pockets for fast and reliable opening
Inner container for a fast and defined opening
Small pack-up size comfortably fits all hang gliding harnesses
Steel 9mm Maillion attachment to harness
Orange signal colour
Certified to LTF 35/03 (German approval) and EN 12491 (European standard)
We want hang glider pilots to get the best deal for the best available reserve system.
Annular EVO HG 22 (max 130kg) .... £545 (with Rotor swivel) .... (RRP £640)
22 gore, 36m2, weight 1.8 kg
Annular EVO HG 24 (max 160kg) .... £585 (with Rotor swivel) .... (RRP £690)
24 gore, 40m2, weight 2 kg
Prices include the Rotor Swivel (recommended for all HG reserves) .... price without swivel: minus £70.
The Fox is the all new updated Target. It retains the fantastic feature to pack down to 2 metres. The perfect machine for taking abroad by airplane. Easy fly out to SDHG away trips!
Superb construction with excellent handling. Ideal first glider.
Also available in extra-large for big people or tandem.
British built glider for the above average student pilot.
60% double surface aerofoil gives this machine a best glide of 1:10. The Rio 2 has many new features including a VB system.
Excellent glider for thermalling and cross-country. The ease of handling make the Rio a good choice of first glider suitable for CP training.
The current economic climate makes the Rio 2 the best value hang glider in it's class.
Beautiful build quality with legendary Aussie handling. The new higher performance Sting 3 XC 154 and the larger version XC 168 are now available.
The "XC" version has VB and aerofoil uprights and choice of speed-bar. Whilst still suitable for the above average beginner the Sting 3 is a superb all-rounder. Excellent for cross-country and effortless thermalling.
The Sting 3 has been optimised for aerotowing and aerotow training by improving the straight line stability and bar pressure at speed.
Brilliant Skyfloater from Airborne.
Three sizes. Very easy to fly. Lightweight 7075 tubing and large wing area.
We use the Airborne "Fun" gliders for training with the school. Simple, very strong and super-stable in flight, this glider really is great fun to fly. Quick to rig and able to fly very slow. This glider is our answer to paragliding!
The predictable flight characteristics and forgiving nature of these gliders make them ideal for beginners or for experienced pilots who just want a simple safe glider.
Ideal extra glider for rigid wing pilots who want to have the best of both worlds.
Top performance with superb build quality the Discus is a favorite with aerobatic pilots.
Superb all rounder for the intermediate to experienced pilot. The Discuss is a high performance king-posted glider. Lightweight and modern design.
The good handling qualities make this a good choice for the general club flyer or cross-country pilot who prefer not to fly the top competition machines. Also very good for foot-lauched power applications.
Also available as a 2 metre breakdown version.
Top of the range flexwing glider from Airborne. Unrivalled build quaility. This glider is designed for the serious recreational pilot or for those wishing to take part in competitions. Optimised glide angle and sink rate with the legendary Airborne build quality and handling.
The Rev is the latest top performer from Airborne. Developed from the very successful C series gliders.
Great handling and high speed glide. Sail and control frame options.
Superb range of Rigid Wing gliders from Felixe Ruhler. Current models are the VQ (quick rig), the VR (top performer) and VX (large or tandem).
These are high aspect carbon-fibre hang gliders with spoilers for steering and flaps for trim and airbrakes. All models have a V-tailplane stabilizer on the keel for extra pitch security. They are very easy to fly with superb performance.
Superbly engineered. Easy and quick to rig. A-I-R produces the best rigid wings available. Increase your XC performance, with no increase in skill. Effortless flying and fantastic glide.
Suitable for pilots with 50+ hours. No special training required.
South Downs Hang Gliding
Farm, Firle, East Sussex. BN8 6NB
Tel. 07890 362648