Frequently asked questions

It is very common to have lots of questions about what we do and how you can start enjoying our amazing sport. The below are some of the most common questions we have received over the years and we hope they answer any questions you might have. 

If you still have any questions then please use the Call Back form at the bottom of the page and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible. We love to hear from our customers so do not be shy if you have a question that you cannot find an answer to below.

Our nearest train station is Woldingham with lines running from London Victoria and London Bridge. We are a 20-30 minute walk from the station.

Buses come from all across London to our location. Most of our pilots get off at Warlingham Sainsburys and then walk 20 minutes to the centre.

By car, we are only 18 miles from central London. However, do always check the drive times due to traffic and delays. We are 30 minutes from Dartford Bridge and 55 minutes from Dover.
Accommodation is available (subject to prior arrangement) either in our farm cottage or your own tent/caravan. Please get in touch with us beforehand if you plan on staying overnight.
All accommodation is self-catering, and we have local amenities nearby:
Village shop – 900m
Sainsburys – 2 miles
Local village Warlingham has pubs, restaurants, a Co-op and a petrol station
Caterham – 4 miles away with lots of little shops
Famous Croydon Purley Way – 6 miles
Our local train station is Woldingham – 1 mile away
We ask that you please give us 48 hours notice if you intend to cancel your training day. This is so that we are able to give our instructors sufficient notice beforehand.
We understand that sometimes life doesn’t always go as planned, however if you do cancel with less than 48 hours notice we will be unable to refund your training day or allow you to rebook that day, as per our terms and conditions.
If you have any further queries on this please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We encourage everyone to become a Green Dragons club member once they have completed their training.
We have set up Whatsapp groups for our members to enable them to rapidly communicate their imminent flying plans, weather updates from the hill, and whether coaches or instructors will be present.

As a club member you will be kept in the loop with future flying plans and general discussions about flying at Green Dragons.

We have found that these groups have helped our student and pilots network to meet like-minded pilots and get people flying more. They are meeting and flying together at our sites and car sharing to various locations, including the South Downs and Wales.

At all times, we do advise that you remain aware of you own personal training and skill level, whilst taking the advice of those who are either your instructors or local club coaches, especially if the flying site is unknown to you, as they will be more qualified to ensure that your flights are safe and fun.
Information:
BHPA UK National governing body – www.bhpa.co.uk
CAA UK National Airspace governing body – www.caa.co.uk
DHV equipment certification – www.dhv.de
Weather:
Weather Rain Radar – https://meteoradar.co.uk
Windy – https://www.windy.com
We have paraglider soaring sites for Southerly, South-Westerly, Westerly, and Light North-Westerley wind directions. For all other wind directions we have great sites for ground handling and low level flights.

Winching – we have a wonderful site that we can fly in all wind directions.

We don’t issue a sites guide as we like to meet people and give personal briefings due to sensitivity of some of our sites.

Lots of our Club Pilot level tasks for Paragliding and Hang gliding are carried out at various sites across the UK.
Thermal Chasers are all-inclusive Flying Holidays that we have been successfully running for over 12 years! Please visit our Thermal Chasers page for further information.