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  • Flying Abroad
    AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Safety Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Versioned Training Documents Who to call in an emergency BHPA BMFA Operating Code Flying Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home documents safety overseas flying abroad Flying Abroad Visiting Overseas Hang Gliding Paragliding Pilots please read this BHPA Shop The following related items can be purchased from our online shop The European Health Insurance Card EHIC The European Health Insurance Card EHIC replaced the old E111 in 2006 It s valid in all European Economic Area EEA countries including Switzerland and will entitle you to free or reduced cost state healthcare when visiting those countries For specific guidance on how to access state healthcare or claim refunds in EEA countries please visit the Country by country guide on the the NHS website The NHS Website also explains how to obtain a European Health Insurance Card IPPI Card The International Pilot Proficiency Information Card provides a standard reference by which all national rating programs may be compared When you travel abroad this card together with your BHPA membership rating card gives flying site managers instructors and others responsible for hang gliding and or paragliding flight operations an easy way of verifying your pilot experience level prior to approval of flight activities The IPPI system works by converting your BHPA pilot rating into the equivalent Safe Pro and or Para Pro rating training systems developed by a Norwegian but not widely used Note that Safe Pro is for hang gliding and Para Pro is for paragliding The tables below set out the Safe Pro and or Para Pro stage that will be shown on your IPPI card Hang gliding Elementary Safe Pro Stage 1 Club Novice Pilot Safe Pro Stage 2 Pilot Safe Pro Stage 4 Pilot Safe Pro Stage 5 Advanced Pilot Safe Pro Stage 5 Safe Pro Stage 5 To obtain a hang gliding IPPI 5 rating with only a Pilot rating applicants must submit a statement from a Club Chairman Club Chief Coach CFI confirming that they have checked the pilot s logbooks and are satisfied that he or she has a total of at least 50 flying hours on hang gliders and has completed at least 5 cross country flights in various types of lift flights conducted solely in ridge lift or along the same ridge do not count Paragliding Elementary Para Pro Stage 2 Club Novice Pilot Para Pro Stage 3 Pilot Para Pro Stage 4 Pilot Para Pro Stage 5 Advanced Pilot Para Pro Stage 5 Para Pro Stage 5 To obtain a paragliding IPPI 5 rating with only a Pilot rating applicants must submit a statement from a Club Chairman Club Chief Coach CFI confirming that they have

    Original URL path: http://www.bhpa.co.uk/documents/safety/overseas/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Documents, Forms & Fees
    Powered Hang Gliding Schools Powered Hang Gliding Clubs Paragliding Paragliding and Paramotoring Paragliders are unpowered wings that can be launched from hills or winches A paramotor or powered paraglider PPG consists of a small motor driving a propeller worn like a backpack under a paraglider wing Unpowered Paragliding Paragliding Schools Paragliding Clubs Powered Paramotoring Paramotoring Schools Paramotoring Clubs Parascending Parascending Parascending pilots fly canopies that are towed into the air by a Land Rover or winch before gliding back down to land Parascending Parascending Schools Power Powered Flight A powered hang glider consists of a light weight motor driving a propeller that is fitted to a specially designed hang glider harness in which the pilot is suspended under a hang gliding wing A paramotor or powered paraglider PPG consists of a small motor driving a propeller worn like a backpack under a paraglider wing It is also possible to use human power to take off from level ground and fly specially constructed ultra light weight aircraft Powered Hang Glider Powered Hang Gliding Powered Hang Gliding Schools Powered Hang Gliding Clubs Paramotor Paramotoring Paramotoring Schools Paramotoring Clubs Human Powered Wings Human Powered Flight Documents BHPA Documents and Forms Members Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Flying Abroad Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Clubs Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Schools Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Safety Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Versioned Training Documents Who to call in an emergency BHPA BMFA Operating Code Flying Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home documents documents forms fees Documents Forms Fees BHPA Shop The following related items can be purchased from our online shop Submit Incident Report In this area you will find links to all the BHPA documentation currently available on this website For convenience this has been divided into the following categories Member Documents Member Forms Member Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Executive Minutes Club Documents Club Forms Club Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Executive Minutes School Documents School Forms

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  • Hang Gliding
    a School Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA registered school eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Or view schools location map Find a club Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA recreational club eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues Since its inception in the 1970s hang gliding has developed into a practical and relatively safe sport using simple yet sophisticated machine built of aluminium carbon fibre and high tech sail fabrics What exactly do you do Hang glider pilots are suspended from their gliders by a special harness and launch from hills facing into wind Hang gliding is not however limited to upland environments In the flatlands hang gliders can also be towed aloft by a land based motorised winch or behind a microlight aircraft Whichever launch technique is used the objective is always the same to stay airborne in lifting currents of air Some pilots are content to soar the hill they launched from whilst others prefer to search out rising pockets of air known as thermals and use these to undertake long cross country flights The UK record for distance currently stands at 277km 172 miles whilst that for altitude stands at an astonishing 16 000ft How do you control a hang glider The pilot launches his or her machine by running to accelerate it to flying speed then relaxes into the comfortable prone harness while controlling the glider by moving their weight in relation to the control bar Flying a hang glider is a little more demanding than flying a paraglider and not quite as easy to learn but the machine is capable of much higher speeds and better gliding performance and can be flown in stronger winds Are they expensive A new top of the range competition hang glider can cost over 6 000 although sports machines with only slightly less performance are available for around 3 500 4 500 Suitable second hand intermediate hang gliders usually start in the region of 1 000 1 500 and club members and schools often have good quality second hand gliders for sale You will also need a harness helmet flying suit and boots Later as you become more experienced you may also want to purchase additional items such as an emergency parachute and a GPS Where do you fly them from Pilots fly from hill and tow sites controlled by one of the local BHPA recreational clubs that can be found throughout the UK The emphasis is usually on hill flying but tow or aerotow operations can frequently be found in the more low lying areas of the country What can you do with one Circling up to cloudbase on a summer

    Original URL path: http://www.bhpa.co.uk/sport/hang_glider/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Powered Hang Gliding
    Clubs Human Powered Wings Human Powered Flight Documents BHPA Documents and Forms Members Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Flying Abroad Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Clubs Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Schools Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Safety Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Versioned Training Documents Who to call in an emergency BHPA BMFA Operating Code Flying Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport power powered hang glider powered hang gliding Powered Hang Gliding Download the BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide 8 11mb Find a School Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA registered school eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Or view schools location map Find a club Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA recreational club eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues The motor is gently ticking over behind you as you walk your hang glider to the start of the take off strip in a kindly farmer s field Then throttle wide open you begin to run It s just like a normal hang glider take off but from level ground and then you immediately begin to climb Ten minutes later you reach the first promising looking cloud and switch off you engine to conserve fuel and begin to thermall as you would on a conventional hang glider Of course if lift is not so abundant you may decide to keep your engine running and simply set course for a distant objective watching the fascinating landsacpe unroll beneath you Either way you are enjoying one of the simplest most minimal forms of powered flying Powered hang gliders that take off and land on wheels are classed as microlights and are therefore outside of the scope of the BHPA Please see the British Microlight Aircraft Association website

    Original URL path: http://www.bhpa.co.uk/sport/power/powered_hang_glider/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Paragliding
    if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Or view schools location map Find a club Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA recreational club eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues Imagine parking your car at a beautiful upland vantage point on a sparkling spring day You open the boot and don flying suit and boots then lift out your incredibly light flying machine in its carrying rucksack and trek off a few yards to where your friends are preparing to fly After a few minutes spent inspecting your equipment you put on your helmet and harness look around allow the wind to raise the canopy of your glider and launch off into space This is paragliding Developed from parachuting canopies modern paragliders can be soared effortlessly on windward slopes and flown across country in good conditions In the UK paragliding is a thriving sport Shops run by enthusiasts sell high quality equipment and the country wide network of BHPA recreational clubs offers literally hundreds of flying sites and a supportive flying and social environment It s the same freedom that hang glider pilots enjoy but a paraglider is more portable and a little easier to learn to fly They are more hampered by strong winds than hang gliders but are easier to land in small fields Do you always need a hill Paragliding is not limited to upland environments Tow launching is also possible This uses an engine driven winch to pull pilots aloft where they can search for lift like their hill flying friends Parascending pilots use a vehicle to tow their wing up and then descend onto a chosen spot displaying incredible skill in regularly landing within centimeters of their target Are they expensive Paragliders are not cheap although they do represent one of the least expensive ways to get into the air A new competition paraglider is likely to cost over 3 500 but a paraglider suitable for a recently trained pilot is more likely to cost around 2 000 2 500 new and secondhand canopies can be obtained for much less You will also need a harness helmet flying suit and boots Later as you become more experienced you may also want to purchase additional items such as an emergency parachute and a GPS Where do you fly them from Pilots fly from hill and tow sites controlled by one of the local BHPA recreational clubs that can be found throughout the UK The emphasis is usually on hill flying but tow operations can frequently be found in the more low lying areas of the country Paragliding is a great community You ll often find championship winning pilots comparing notes with novices Both know that their sport is perhaps the

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  • Paramotoring
    Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Clubs Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Schools Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Safety Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Versioned Training Documents Who to call in an emergency BHPA BMFA Operating Code Flying Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport power paramotor paramotoring Paramotoring Download the BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide 8 11mb Find a School Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA registered school eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Or view schools location map Find a club Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA recreational club eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues Paramotors also known as a Powered Paragliders combine the easy flying characteristics of a paraglider with the autonomy and range of powered flight Paramotors are relatively easy to learn to fly and being foot launched do not need an airfield or runway They can take off from an open flat field with no need to find a hill site facing into wind or even to wait for the wind to blow They are quickly and easily rigged and de rigged and once dismantled can be put in the boot of a car or taken to exotic locations as hand baggage What exactly is a paramotor This simplest of all powered aircraft consists of a small motor driving a propeller worn like a backpack under a paraglider wing and providing thrust to take off climb and maintain level flight Once airborne the paramotor can be used to motor along and watch the world go by beneath you or if conditions permit soared in thermal lift to make long cross country flights The motor can be stopped and restarted in the air with many having electric starters enabling the pilot to adapt his or her flight to the prevailing conditions Many paramotor pilots are paraglider pilots looking for more flexibility in their

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  • Parascending
    is suspended under a hang gliding wing A paramotor or powered paraglider PPG consists of a small motor driving a propeller worn like a backpack under a paraglider wing It is also possible to use human power to take off from level ground and fly specially constructed ultra light weight aircraft Powered Hang Glider Powered Hang Gliding Powered Hang Gliding Schools Powered Hang Gliding Clubs Paramotor Paramotoring Paramotoring Schools Paramotoring Clubs Human Powered Wings Human Powered Flight Documents BHPA Documents and Forms Members Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Flying Abroad Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Clubs Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Schools Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Safety Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Versioned Training Documents Who to call in an emergency BHPA BMFA Operating Code Flying Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport parascender parascending Parascending Download the BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide 8 11mb Find a School Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA registered school eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Or view schools location map Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues Parascending is a group activity where pilots fly canopies that are towed into the air by a Land Rover or winch before gliding back down to land Traditionally these canopies were based on parachutes and were either round or square but teams now have winches that can tow paragliders as well as ascending canopies Parascending normally takes place on very large fields or airfields and height gains of 1 2 thousand feet can be gained before releasing the tow line and going for an accuracy target or just flying down for fun Pilots flying paragliding wings also have the option of flying cross country if conditions are favourable or down from a hill launch to make an accuracy approach How about competitions Accuracy competitions where pilots are judged on their skill in landing within centimetres of their target are held at

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  • RAES Human Powered Flight group
    Paramotoring Schools Paramotoring Clubs Human Powered Wings Human Powered Flight Documents BHPA Documents and Forms Members Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Flying Abroad Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Clubs Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Schools Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Safety Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Versioned Training Documents Who to call in an emergency BHPA BMFA Operating Code Flying Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport power human powered flight raes human powered flight group Human Powered Flight Download the BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide 8 11mb Find a School Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA registered school eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Or view schools location map Find a club Enter the first part of your postcode to find your nearest BHPA recreational club eg enter CF44 if your post code is CF44 1BS Please Select Hang Gliding Paragliding Parascending Paramotoring Powered Hang Gliding Post Code Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues Human powered flight has been out of public awareness since the English Channel was crossed nearly 30 years ago with Bryan Allen in the Gossamer Albatross The majority of young people in the UK are probably unaware that it is possible to take off from level ground and fly with human power at all The only exception around the world is the Japanese human powered flight competition at Lake Biwa where there is healthy competition and many great flights have been made In 1959 the Royal Aeronautical Society invited the Man Powered Group of the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield to become a society group Originally known as the RAeS Human Powered Flight group the name was later changed to the RAeS Human Powered Flight group in recognition of the many successful flights by woman pilots In 2012 it was agreed that the group would also become part of the BHPA free flight community to enable them to fly their

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