Frenzy Paragliding Courses
friendly, and most of all fun from start to finish, I
must thank Flying Frenzy for getting me started, I wish I had done
it years ago."
All our training courses follow the excellent
BHPA paragliding hill syllabus which lays out a structured and progressive
programme with enough flexibility for us to tailor your training
to fit you. Our courses on offer are as follows:
taster day is the best way to experience paragliding. We work hard
to get you progressed as far as possible - usually by the end of
the day you will have had a solo flight from the main slope.
The day will include:
- Introduction to the sport and paperwork
- Discussion of the risks involved in paragliding
- Basic theory of paragliding aerodynamics and local airflow
- Daily canopy and equipment checks
- How to keep yourself safe
- Pre-flight checks
- Canopy inflation and control on the ground
- Low flights on shallower slopes (known as ‘hops’)
- A higher flight from main slope if time, your energy levels and rate of progress allow
Note - The Taster day training is effectively exactly the same
as the first stages of the EP
Taster Day Vouchers
If you'd like to buy a Taster Day as a gift, download the booking form
and send it to us. We'll then send you out a personalised voucher.
Elementary Pilot (EP)
is the first BHPA level of competence.
By the end of the EP, you will be able to:
- Take off and land un-assisted in moderate conditions
- Fly at appropriate airspeed
- Make smooth turns to at least 90 degrees
- Choose and carry out simple flight plans.
- Pass the theory exam
Note - If you have done a Taster Day and want
to carry on with the EP we deduct the cost of the Taster from your
Club Pilot £650
The BHPA level of competence required to fly without direct instruction,
within a club environment.
By the end of the CP, you will be able to:
- Ground handle in a range of conditions
- Take-off and land in a range of conditions, from light winds
to moderately strong winds
- Use your canopy's full range of airspeed appropriately
- Make 180 degree turns
- Carry out hill-side and top landings
- Fly safely with other pilots
- Demonstrate understanding of the concept of active flying
- Deal with small asymmetric tucks and carry out the 'big
ears' rapid descent technique.
You will also have at least 30 minutes of soaring flights and will
have gained further theoretical knowledge of Meteorology, Principles
of flight, Airlaw and General Airmanship. You will have passed the
CP exam and shown your instructors that you have an attitude to
paragliding sufficiently responsible to leave the school environment.
Booking form links
We do like to talk to you if at all possible before booking up but if you are ready to
make your booking click on one of these links...
If you don't have access to a printer please
contact us and we can post you out a paper version.
What is included and what is not
Equipment ~ The EP course fees include hire of
all the equipment you need - Paraglider, Harness and Helmet. As
you start the Club Pilot course you will need to buy a helmet and
will be thinking about getting your own equipment. We stock the
best of the new wings around and have a good range of second-hand
canopies. We will make sure your purchases suit your paragliding
style, abilities and aspirations.
BHPA membership ~ In order to paraglide in the UK,
you must be a member of the British Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA).
One-day membership is included in the price the Taster Day and Tandem flight. As you
start the Elementary Pilot course you will need to become a full member. Annual
membership costs £104 for your first year and £89 per annum subsequently.
As a member of the BHPA, you are given 3rd party insurance and with annual membership,
you receive a training magazine and the monthly magazine Skywings.
When you have completed the CP there is a £10 registration fee
payable direct to the BHPA.
Taster Day Deals
We offer two great deals to make your Taster Day more sociable
and even better value. (Please note only one of these deals can
apply at a time!)
Couples Deal ~ If your husband, wife, boyfriend,
girlfriend or partner wants to come too, they pay half the normal
rate. (Please don't embarrass yourself by trying to get this deal
for a friend or family member!)
~ If you get a group of six or more at the same time,
one of you comes free.
Progression through the Courses:Many people start with the Taster Day to check that Paragliding
is for them before committing to the Elementary Pilot Course (EP). If
at the end of your Taster Day you want to continue training (lots of
people do!) you can then pay the balance of the EP course. You have
six months to take your Taster Day after paying the deposit or buying
the voucher. For the EP and CP, you have six months from the first day
of the course. Progress is fastest when you can take your training days
as close together as possible. If you exceed the six months or the maximum
number of days you can continue your tuition by paying the current daily
Your first day
The evening before your first day (or if you’ve not been out
for a while) it is a good idea to give us a call to see how the forecast is looking.
If the weather is not looking good you can book some further dates. Then again on
the day, please call us around 8.45 - 9.00am to check it is still good and when and
where we will fly. Have a look at the where we are page to get maps to
our four main training sites.
The weather conditions need to be just right for safe paragliding -
so please don’t be too surprised if we have to cancel. Usually we start the day's training
at eleven o'clock though sometimes a later start makes sense in the summer or earlier in