Soar like a bird with our highly skilled and qualified tandem paragliding pilots over beaches and lush rolling hills.
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BHPA tandem pilot courses run in UK and abroad. We also teach low airtime students who will benefit from dual training with an experienced instructor
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The main hills that we use to fly paragliding tandems are located in Wales, South East and Midlands of England. These include Pandy, Blorenge, Long Myndd, Malvern Hills, Selsley, Hay Bluff, Pandy, Talybont, Bradwell Peak, Treakcliff, Mamtor, Llangollen and Westbury.
Based on your area preference, and the prevailing weather conditions, we can provide tandem paragliding flights from the flying sites around South Wales, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Westbury and Dorset.
You can book online and let us know your preferred location. We will be in touch to arrange a day that suits you, based on the ideal prevailing weather conditions.
Our tandem pilot will then meet you at a convenient location nearest to the selected hill for the day, drive or walk up a fell and take you flying !
If you are keen on a beach outing, then we highly recommend flying from Rhossili in South Wales.
Our pilots use only certified and the best flying gear from top manufacturers. All our equipment is regularly checked and serviced.
When you fly with us, you become member of the BHPA for the day. This gives you 3rd party insurance, but NO personal accident insurance, which we also recommend you to take. Your instructor will brief you in detail on the day you come to fly.
Tandem Paragliding is the easiest way to enjoy the thrill of free flight. No prior experience is required. You will merely run a few steps and the rest is in the hands of your fully qualified pilot. Just sit back and enjoy. You can also transfer your booking to a friend or family to fly within 12 months.
Our pilot will film your flight, giving you the footage on a USB card, along with a Tandem Flight Certificate that you can show off to your family and friends. All inclusive in the flight price.
Flying is a risk sport. We try to minimize all the risks by taking ample safety checks and precautions. Our tandem pilots are well trained and certified, and we fly with only high quality, professionally checked and maintained flying equipment. Weather conditions are also carefully assessed before we take you flying.
However, no form of aviation is without risk, and injuries and death do occur in paragliding, even to trained pilots using proper equipment. Whilst Sky Summits endeavours to minimise this risk as far as is reasonably practicable, it cannot be eliminated altogether. No one should participate in paragliding who does not recognise and wish to personally assume the associated risks.
Almost anybody can enjoy paragliding tandem flight and we can fly passengers aged from 8 to 80 years. You need to be fit enough for a day of moderate hill walking and a short run needed to takeoff.
Passengers below 18 years will need parental consent to fly with us. We need a signed consent from your GP if you are above 65 years, or suffer from any illness or injury that may affect you during your paraglider flight or training,
As each glider has an upper weight limit, our pilots are carefully matched to each passenger according to their combined weight and the weather conditions. We currently enforce a weight limit of 120kg per passenger however this can vary according to the passenger's level of fitness.
No experience is required to fly as you will be fully briefed prior to take off. You will merely run a few steps and the rest is in the hands of your fully qualified pilot. Just sit back and enjoy your flight!
Wear comfortable outdoor clothes and sports shoes with good ankle support. Although not required, covered arms and legs are preferable.
Sunglasses and a cap/hat to protect yourself from the sun. And we suggest that you carry enough water with you.
Feel free to bring along a camera if you want to record your experience. Our tandem pilot will be filming it from his GoPro camera anyway, and this footage is all yours after the flight.
For air experience flights, we need winds of around 8 – 15mph at the brow of the hill that we’re flying from. We cannot fly in rain or when the ground is completely sodden. We also need good visibility and clouds well clear of the hilltops.
Inspite of checking the forecasts in advance, we may not fly or train on the day if your Air Experience Instructor feels the conditions are unsuitable. This can be frustrating for you, but we have your safety in mind, and can always fly another time.
Your pilot will launch you from a hillside under a canopy that resembles a parachute but acts like a rigid wing. Once inflated overhead, you will take just a few steps, or a short run to take off from the gentle slope, the wind will catch the canopy and you will be airborne. While flying, complete control over direction and speed gives your pilot the freedom to soar ridges, rise on warm currents of air and cover distances.
When you speak to the Instructor at the weather check the night before, you will be given Instructions and directions where to meet. We do not stick to one meeting place as it depends which hill we are using that day. It will often be at a supermarket car park, (a good place to get lunch, water, fuel etc) and is easy to find. We can always give you directions or a WhatsApp pin drop for a meeting point.
Your family is very welcome to come if they have been warned that they are likely to be in a remote location, and there is likely to be a lot of waiting around. If family members might like to fly, this can be arranged at short notice as long as the booking form is completed. In case you bring your dogs along, please have them on leads at all times.
You can book and pay online through our website one date at a time. The best way to get your flight done is to stay in touch with us on a regular basis, we do not mind. You can call us at the beginning of a week and we will let you know what we think will be best for you.
Flying is an activity that is dependent on the suitable weather and wind conditions. These are factors outside our control and can cause possible delays or cancellation of flights on certain days. In such a case, we will be happy to reschedule your flight to another day.
You can gift a tandem flight to a loved one. We will send out a flight invite and a greeting message on your behalf. The voucher is valid for a period of 12 months and can be used at any of our flying site locations.
If for some unforeseen reason you're unable to make it, please let us know before 24hrs and we can reschedule your flight to another convenient day.
Once booked, we do not offer any refunds, but you can transfer your booking to a friend or family to fly within 12 months. We will always be flexible and accommodative in case of bad weather spells.
When you have booked a date, please reconfirm with our tandem team, between 7- 7.30 PM (weather check) the night before you fly. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to reschedule or cancel.