We are a hang gliding school located in Peak District National Park. Our location gives us access to many different slopes of which have been making people into proficient hang gliders since 1978. For those who aren´t familiar, hang gliding is the unpowered flight in which the pilot hangs under a strong set of wings in a harness and controls the device with his or her own body. It feels very natural and is the closest one can get to flying like a bird!
Over the course of 8-10 days, we will teach you how to hang glide through a series of increasingly advanced flights. You will start out flying just above the ground on shallow hills, and by the end you will be able to potentially fly for hours, catching updrafts to elongate your flight, just as birds do! In fact, as you learn how to navigate the winds, you will likely in that birds join you in finding updrafts.
Our school is BHPA registered, and with training, hang gliding is no more dangerous than horseback riding or skiing.
While you train with us, we will provide you several types of hang gliders. This allows you to use progressively higher performing, but slightly harder to control, gliders as you advance. We will also provide you with different types of harnesses as you advance, and a quality hang gliding helmet.