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Paragliding

Enjoy unparalleled aerial views of the countryside and experience the feeling of weightlessness as you soar through the clouds amongst the birds.

Paragliding is an air sport in which a trained pilot and participant fly a foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid structure. Upon takeoff the shape of the paraglider canopy is maintained by air pressure with the pilot and participant being suspended in a sitting or supine position. Once airborne, it takes very little effort or skill to fly a paraglider. However, practice for take offs and landing is important. As a beginner, training will be involved here to land and take off safely with your pilot.

Paragliding guides in the UK

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

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    Active Edge

    5 Whelpstone Grove, Settle, BD24 9DG

    Active Edge has facilities for tandem paragliding and cover approved sites around the Yorkshire Dales.

    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 and paramotoring for those who wish to become a qualified pilot.

    All equipment and instruction is provided. Equipment it available to purchase for those who are interested in learning to paraglide.

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    Air Adventure Paragliding

    South Downs National Park, East Sussex, United Kingdom

    Air Adventure Paragliding have facilities for paragliding at several southern hangliding club sites and private sites in the area, with views over the South Downs including Devil's Dyke, Caburn, Bo Peep, Firle and Ditchling.

    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. Equipment is also available to purchase from this centre.

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    Air Ventures Paragliding School

    The Lake District National Park, Cumbria

    Air Ventures Paragliding School has facilities for tandem paragliding across The Lake District National Park. 

    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, including wearing suitable clothing and shoes.

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    Airworks Paragliding Centre

    The Old Station Glynde East Sussex UK BN8 6SS

    Airworks Paragliding Centre has facilities for tandem paragliding in the South Downs National Park in East Sussex.

    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 camping accommodation available.

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    Beyond Extreme Highlands

    Beyond Extreme Camallt Drumnadrochit

    Beyond Extreme offer tandem paragliding at various locations around the Scottish Highlands, that will be pre-arranged when booking. 

    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, but there are no facilities at the sites so make sure you arrive well prepared for your day.

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    Beyond Extreme Wales and Shropshire

    Glyndwr's Way, Knighton LD7 1YL, UK

    Beyond Extreme offer tandem paragliding at various locations around Wales and Shropshire that will be pre-arranged when booking. 

    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, but there are no facilities at the sites so make sure you arrive well prepared for your day.