offers the perfect learning environment; fun and relaxed but with
instructors who inspire confidence."
is the purest form of flight available to us. The wing weighs just
a few kilos and is easily portable. With a steady breeze blowing
up a cliff you can soar all day in perfect relaxation. If adventure
is your thing you can climb up thousands of feet in thermals and
then glide for many miles. If adrenaline is your thing you can learn
to throw your paraglider around to do some of the most dynamic acrobatics
It is surprisingly easy to learn
to fly a paraglider. You can often
fly solo from part the way up the hill on your first day. When flying
the glider you hold two control handles. Pulling smoothly on one
side gives you a turn to that direction, to slow down you pull a
bit on both. As you come back down to the ground you slow the wing
and with a few steps finish your flight.
is however potentially very dangerous. You must fully understand
the risks when you start paragliding. If you make the wrong control
input or you encounter a serious patch of turbulence or attempt
to fly in wind that is too strong, you can return to the ground
with damaging speed.
Flying Frenzy Paragliding
ltd is a small and enthusiastic team dedicated
to teaching you all the skills and knowledge you need to progress
quickly and safely. We have been instructing
here in West Dorset since 1993, making us the longest established
paragliding school in the West Country and we take pride in giving
you a straight dependable service. We are a BHPA registered school
(British Hang gliding and Paragliding Association) which is your
guarantee of quality.