"We have known Andrew Pearse for almost twenty years,
and he has traded with us since he first set up Flying Frenzy.
Quite apart from being a thoroughly good bloke and a sickeningly
brilliant pilot, Andrew seems to have the ability to turn out
very competent pilots. We always recommend him to people looking
for a school, because we know they will get the best service." Simon
Murphy, Firebird UK .
weather is one of the most useful sites around -
it shows you at a glance what the wind is up to and even has a
detailed wind forecast for the next few days. Portland and Yeovilton
are the stations closest to our hills. Always add a bit to get
an idea of the wind speed out on the hills. Recently it seems
safe to double what it says at Yeovilton (especially for Telegraph
Atlantic Pressure chart gives a nice clear synoptic chart with forecast charts
for the next five days too.
Office rain radar - shows where it is raining across the county and is
usually updated every half hour.
forecast - A quick forecast for our area. Note the wind speeds are
usually very much higher than the BBC suggest.
Geographically Flying Frenzy PARAGLIDING sits between
these two recreational clubs. Once you have learnt how to fly you
will need to join a club and it may well be one of these;
and Somerset Condors
The Condors have a great selection of cliff sites from
West Bay all the way round to Exmouth as well as many inland.
Wessex members fly sites from near Weymouth to East Dorset and
the club actually owns Bell Hill, one of the best XC sites in
the south of England.
is our sport's overseeing body and has an informative and useful
We stock a good range of equipment and if we donít have it can get
it in quickly. These sites carry massive ranges - the best brands and
all the accessories. Have a look at what is around and then buy it
from your favourite paragliding school!
Turfhouse The wonderful
Simon Murphy who sells Firebird wings and the Charly range of helmets amongst
many other lines
UK Airsports Importers of Airwave
and Gin for a start
Northern Paragliding They
sell everything you could possibly want for free flying including the world
leaders for paragliding harnesses - Supíair
Being such a popular tourist destination there is a wide range
of places you can stay if you are visiting. Have a look at some