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Hang Gliding

Experience a bird’s eye view of the UK landscape as you soar across the sky. With many guides offering tandem flight for beginners, the feeling of flight is closer than you might think.

Hang gliding is an air sport in which a trained pilot and participant fly a lightweight glider powered by the wind. Although there is no motor involved, hang gliders have full control of their trajectory. The pilot is suspended in a harness beneath a 9-meter frame. Control of the glider is primarily exercised by shifting body weight in opposition. A foot launch in which the pilot faces into the wind and runs down a slope until airborne is the most common method of taking off. Training schools often utilise a tow method for take off which takes less physical effort and allows a more controlled environment.

Hang Gliding guides in the UK

Guides will provide everything you need to experience hang gliding safely, including helmet and flying suit.

  • Hang Gliding, Paragliding

    Aerosports North Coast

    Magilligan Point, Limavady

    Aerosports have facilities for paragliding and hangliding at numerous sites around Country Antrim which include views over the North Coast, Mourne Mountains and the Dungiven Glenshane Pass. 

    On a tandem flight your instructor will control the glider for take of launch, flight and landing for you, allowing you to enjoy the experience without needing any experience. If conditions allow, you may be able to control the glider during your flight. A flight will usually last for around 20 to 30 minutes. This centre also runs courses for paragliding for those who wish to become a qualified pilot.

    All instruction and equipment are included but there are no other facilities so make sure you bring your own snacks and drinks and are fully prepared for the day.

  • Paragliding, Hang Gliding

    Aerosports Mourne Mountains

    Mourne Mountains, County Down

    Aerosports have facilities for paragliding and hangliding at numerous sites around Country Antrim which include views over the North Coast, Mourne Mountains and the Dungiven Glenshane Pass. 

    On a tandem flight your instructor will control the glider for take of launch, flight and landing for you, allowing you to enjoy the experience without needing any experience. If conditions allow, you may be able to control the glider during your flight. A flight will usually last for around 20 to 30 minutes. This centre also runs courses for paragliding for those who wish to become a qualified pilot.

    All instruction and equipment are included but there are no other facilities so make sure you bring your own snacks and drinks and are fully prepared for the day.

  • Hang Gliding, Paragliding

    Aerosports Glenshane Pass

    Glenshane Road, Glenshane Pass, Limavady

    Aerosports have facilities for paragliding and hangliding at numerous sites around Country Antrim which include views over the North Coast, Mourne Mountains and the Dungiven Glenshane Pass. 

    On a tandem flight your instructor will control the glider for take of launch, flight and landing for you, allowing you to enjoy the experience without needing any experience. If conditions allow, you may be able to control the glider during your flight. A flight will usually last for around 20 to 30 minutes. This centre also runs courses for paragliding for those who wish to become a qualified pilot.

    All instruction and equipment are included but there are no other facilities so make sure you bring your own snacks and drinks and are fully prepared for the day.

  • Paragliding, Hang Gliding

    Airways Airsports

    Airways Airsports Ltd, Darley Moor Airfield, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2ET

    Airways Airsports has facilities for tandem paragliding and tandem hangliding Darley Moor Airfield in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 

    On a tandem flight your instructor will control the glider for take of launch, flight and landing for you, allowing you to enjoy the experience without needing any experience. If conditions allow, you may be able to control the glider during your flight. A flight will usually last for around 20 to 30 minutes. This centre also runs courses for paragliding for those who wish to become a qualified pilot.

    All instruction and equipment are included and there is a café, gear shop and on-site accommodation available.

  • Paragliding, Hang Gliding

    Cloud 9

    Cloud 9 Hang Gliding & Paragliding, 41 Alexandra Road, Illogan, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4EA, United Kingdom

    Cloud 9 offer tandem paragliding and hangliding flights in various locations around Cornwall, offering views over the west coast.

    On a tandem flight your instructor will control the glider for take of launch, flight and landing for you, allowing you to enjoy the experience without needing any experience. If conditions allow, you may be able to control the glider during your flight. A flight will usually last for around 20 to 30 minutes. This provider also runs courses for paragliding for those who wish to become a qualified pilot.

    All instruction and equipment are included.

  • Hang Gliding, Paragliding

    Derbyshire Flying Centre

    Barrel Inn. Bretton, Nr Eyam, Derbyshire S32 5QD

    Derbyshire Flying Centre has facilities for paragliding and hangliding taster days for beginners in the Peak District National Park. They also run courses for those who wish to become a qualified pilot.

    The taster days include an introduction to the equipment, daily checks, instructor launch demos. After this you will practise clipping in, inflating the glider, keeping it overhead and learn how to land it. By the middle of the day you begin gradually move on to low level flights with a gradual increase in height depending on the weather.

    All instruction and equipment are included. You will need to bring suitable clothing and a packed lunch as there are no facilities at the flight locations.