We’ll meet near a hillside or cliff. There may be a short hike to takeoff. You’ll be given a clear and simple briefing – then instructor and passenger will don their harnesses, attach the paragliding wing, and launch off into the sky. The whole experience lasts 1 – 2 hours. The duration of the flight depends on the weather – we aim for 20 minutes, which might be split into several flights.
Paragliding passengers should wear grippy shoes, ideally with ankle support, full length trousers, and a wind proof jacket. Gloves and multiple layers are needed in the winter.
Your flight includes 3rd party insurance arranged through our national body, the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. However, this insurance is not designed to pay compensation for personal injury. If you require personal injury insurance, most travel insurance providers will sell 1 day policies for travel in the UK with paragliding as an option.
You’ll be asked to sign this risk warning before you fly with us – please read it carefully – it’s not just there to cover our behinds.
Paragliding brings much joy, but it also comes with the unavoidable risk of injury an death. We reduce this risk by training, equipment inspection, monitoring the weather etc. but accidents still happen, even to experienced pilots who follow all the safety procedures.
You should only come flying if, for you, the joy is worth the risk.
Insurers tend to put paragliding in the same risk category as off-piste skiing, white-water rafting, and pot-holing. If those kinds of activities sound far too extreme for you, then you should think twice about paragliding.
The passenger can do a lot to help have a safe flight:
The weather in the week ahead looks a bit windy and showery -we'll keep checking the forecast and go flying as soon as the weather cooperates.