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The day taster is a day that gives you an insight into all aspects of paragliding. We usually start the day at 10am - 5pm in the summer and 9.00am - 4pm in the winter. The day includes third party insurance and the cost is £150. You will have a student training book so any tasks that you do on this day can count towards your EP part of your course if you wanted to continue. You will have your own Paraglider and harness set up for the day, you will learn ground handling skills and depending how you progress you may do some low level flights on your own down our gentle training slope.

All you need to do is let me have a date you want to book and I will book you in and send you a confirmation. I would need your weight as we will need to match you to the correct size Paraglider and harness. If the day is cancelled due to bad weather then we will just rebook another date. You are welcome to have friends and family to come and watch you for the day.

Payment can be made on the day.

Please contact Sian for all the information needed to book a day taster:

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We offer Paragliding tuition that will allow you to train / fly as safely as possible and to a British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) level and beyond. To fly by yourself without the supervision of a school and instructor, you need to complete the Elementary Pilot Certificate (EPC) and the Club Pilot (Novice) Certificate (CPC) on the Paraglider. This usually takes around 10 days to complete both the EPC and CPC certificates with us.

Once you have achieved the Paragliding Club Pilots Certificate (CPC) you are free to join your local club and fly ‘unsupervised’ while your a member of the BHPA and your local club.
From here you will need to find a coach who will be able to further your experience flying with others, and as Mark is the chief coach for the Long Mynd paragliding club he can do this free of charge, so we are always on hand to help you throughout your flying career.
Additionally, for third party insurance purposes there is a mandatory requirement to become a member of the BHPA before you can learn to fly. When you start a day taster, the BHPA daily membership fee is already included in the cost of your day. On a full course, you have two options on the EPC or CPC courses; 3 months membership at £77 or an annual cost of £121 (this includes an initial joining fee of £22). Membership is arranged on your first day of training (as part of the administration steps).

Ok so cost for the EPC is £600 and for the CPC is £500 but we combine the two and do it for £1000 or as i said you can do a taster day to see if you are going to get the bug and that will be deducted from the full course price. If you have any other questions or want to speak to Mark about anything then you can call him on 07774856056 or email.

Please contact Sian for all the information needed to book a EP or CP course:

We are the only school that gives all our students a life time membership to our Team/ Club free of charge that costs pilots £300 per year to be members of, we give this free of charge to students starting with us from day one. This means when you are all passed out and are a proud owner of your BHPA CP membership and rating your not on your own as you can stay with Mark and his team and be part of an on going club that looks after you for ever more, we also have many meal nights and parties as well as our weekends away fly/camping, you know with confidence you will always be looked after and sold from us the best gear for your needs.
We are a UK TEST CENTRE for Niviuk paragliders as well as most others so when you need your flying kit we have it all here ready for you to demo then purchase when ready.


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