Airworks can make that dream a reality. Speedflying can be enjoyed by people over fourteen - you can learn to speedfly in as few as six days.
With our expert tuition you will quickly develop the technique to become a competent pilot; strength is not a requirement. We have private sites covering all wind directions, ideal for the early days.
Learn to fly with the Airworks Paragliding School on our premium sites at the heart of the beautiful South Downs National Park. We have been flying and soaring speed wings since the advent of the sport and are the only school teaching speed flying in the south of England. The short non-soaring course is part of a BHPA trial which has been running for a few years now.
Make no mistake, speed flying is unforgiving of mistakes. Consequently we start you off on normal paragliders and move onto the smaller speedwings once a modicum of control has been achieved. Usually this is mid afternoon on day one, but it is dependent on your ability. Parachuting experience can be a handicap as speedwings are much more responsive to control inputs so you may have some unlearning to do. That said, short of base jumping, it is the closest you can get to parachuting without an aircraft. It is decidedly safer than base jumping or wingsuit flying. You can also add skis, turning it into speed riding, which further enhances your safety, but we rarely have enough snow here to do so locally.
Airworks Paragliding Centre is based at Glynde train station, on the main Brighton and London to Eastbourne railway lines. By road, we are 400 metres north of the A27 in the village of Glynde just south of the National Opera at Glyndebourne. We can even accommodate arrival by air if you tell us in advance!
Alongside our centre is Winging It's fully stocked shop of paramotors, paragliders, hang gliders and associated equipment.
We also have excellent classroom facilities equipped for all your needs and an on-site cafe.
To discuss your needs please feel free to pop in for a coffee and a chat, call us on (01273)434002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Airworks Paragliding Centre |BHPA Registered School No. 282 | Unit 4 Stonecross Farm Industrial Estate | LAUGHTON | East Sussex | BN8 6BN | Shop Tel. 01273 434002 | Weathercheck Tel. 01273 858108 | email: email@example.com © 2018 Airworks Paragliding Centre
Before You Book
Age limits: Dual flights - 12 (can be waived in exceptional circumstances,) One Day Introduction & EP - 14, Club Pilot - 14.
Please Note: Lessons do not have to be taken on consecutive days and may take more or less days than stated, depending on the individual's ability. It is advisable not to leave too much time between lessons, as progression through your course will be detrimentally affected. If you leave more than one month between lessons, you will be required to purchase an additional days training (£99) for each month without flying. Courses must be completed within 12 months of commencing. On all our courses we will only fly if it is safe to do so and in this regard the Duty Instructors decision is final.
BHPA MembershipMembership to the British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association is mandatory because it covers you for third party liability. This is taken out on arrival at the school.
Day membership is £17 and full annual membership is £128.
Personal Accident InsuranceAviation is inherently dangerous and can result in injury or death.
Personal Accident Insurance is not included in your BHPA membership nor is it currently available through the BHPA. We strongly recommend that you take out Personal Accident Insurance for the duration of your speedflying course. However, we not aware of any insurers offering cover for speedflying, but if we all keep asking someone may take up the challenge.