Our Fun Days

A paragliding, parascending, paramotoring and hang gliding fun day is day spent learning about our sport and getting you ready for your first solo flights. They focus on having a lot of fun whilst keeping you safe as you make your first steps into the sky. They are perfect gift idea for that special someone or as a taster day before signing up for the Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot courses for the unsure would be pilot.

Our fun days are very popular and are delivered in a tailor made format so you progress quickly and safely along a BHPA recognised training program. Our instructors will introduce you to the equipment and teach you how the equipment works on the ground before you move onto the next steps. Once you are confident on the ground you will move onto small hops from our smallest training hill where you will float a few feet above the ground before making a safe soft landing. The final stage is to complete a number of small flights from a larger slope to experience the amazing feeling of flying like the birds. Throughout the flight our experienced instructors will be watching you and in constant communication with you safely guiding you back down to earth.

Be warned, airsports are highly addictive! We often find that many of our Fun Day customers are hooked from their first flight and sign up for a course to become a solo pilot. Because of this your Fun Day can count towards your Elementary Course if booked within 2 months of completing the Fun Day

Please read our FAQs and T&Cs for more information and contact us if you have any questions. Have a look at our Fun Day Gallery or See our Facebook page for more images.

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What To Expect On The Day​

On the day expect to have a lot of fun and a great adventure day out leading up to you flying solo. Our Fun Days are social events so we encourage you to bring your family and friends to watch the experience and cheer you on from the side-lines.

We start in the morning with a meeting and briefing at our head office where we will sign you up as day members of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association who are the governing body of our sports within the UK. The BHPA have been developing safe training programmes for over 30 years and oversees all of our training and certifies that our school is a safe place to learn how to fly.

We will then introduce you to all of the equipment, how it works and how it keeps you safe in the air. We will practice our landing drills or PLFs which means rolling around on the floor for a few minutes before we start ground training. Once we are familiar with the equipment, we will practice some inflations and ground runs on a flat field to make sure you are comfortable with controlling the direction of the glider.

Only when you are comfortable will we move onto your first hops and the feeling of leaving the ground. Our skilled instructors will help you launch your glider, show you how to glide to the landing field a short distance below and how to complete a safe controlled landing followed by a graceful deflation of the glider. You will repeat this stage a number of times until you and your instructors are happy that you are ready to fly solo.

The final stage is your solo flights from a higher take off to experience a longer flight. This is the highlight of the day and what you have been working towards in the first 2 stages of the day. You will be under the constant supervision and in communication with your highly experienced instructors throughout the flight so you are in safe hands. During the flight you will complete gentle turns, alter the speed of the glider and learn to flare effectively for a soft landing.

At the end of the day we have a de-brief to discuss the events of the day. Our instructors will welcome your feedback and explain the next steps of becoming a solo pilot should you be interested in continuing your training with us. Remember, if you convert to a course within 2 months your Fun Day counts as day 1 of your BHPA Elementary Pilots Course.

Paragliding Fun Days

A paragliding fun day is day spent learning about our sport and getting you ready for your first solo flights. They focus on having a lot of fun whilst keeping you safe as you make your first steps into the sky. They are perfect gift idea for that special someone or as a taster day before signing up for the Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot courses for the unsure would be pilot.

Our fun days are very popular and are delivered in a tailor made format so you progress quickly and safely along a BHPA recognised training program. Our instructors will introduce you to the equipment and teach you how the equipment works on the ground before you move onto the next steps. Once you are confident on the ground you will move onto small hops from our smallest training hill where you will float a few feet above the ground before making a safe soft landing. The final stage is to complete a number of small flights from a larger slope to experience the amazing feeling of flying like the birds. Throughout the flight our experienced instructors will be watching you and in constant communication with you safely guiding you back down to earth.

Be warned, Hang Gliding and Paragliding is highly addictive! We often find that many of our Fun Day customers are hooked from their first flight and sign up for a course to become a solo pilot. Because of this your Fun Day can count towards your Elementary Course if booked within 2 months of completing the Fun Day

Special Offer

At present we are offering £100 pounds off the Elementary Course if you sign up within 6 weeks of completing a fun day with us. This amazing offer won’t last long so sign up for a course as soon as possible using the booking portal

Visit our Fun Day Gallery or See our Facebook page for more images.

Hang Gliding Fun Days

A hang gliding fun day is day spent learning about our sport and getting you ready for your first solo flights. They focus on having a lot of fun whilst keeping you safe as you make your first steps into the sky. They are perfect gift idea for that special someone or as a taster day before signing up for the Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot courses for the unsure would be pilot.

Our fun days are very popular and are delivered in a tailor made format so you progress quickly and safely along a BHPA recognised training program. Our instructors will introduce you to the equipment and teach you how the equipment works on the ground before you move onto the next steps. Once you are confident on the ground you will move onto small hops from our smallest training hill where you will float a few feet above the ground before making a safe soft landing. The final stage is to complete a number of small flights from a larger slope to experience the amazing feeling of flying like the birds. Throughout the flight our experienced instructors will be watching you and in constant communication with you safely guiding you back down to earth.

Be warned, Hang Gliding and Paragliding is highly addictive! We often find that many of our Fun Day customers are hooked from their first flight and sign up for a course to become a solo pilot. Because of this your Fun Day can count towards your Elementary Course if booked within 2 months of completing the Fun Day

Special Offer

At present we are offering £100 pounds off the Elementary Course if you sign up within 6 weeks of completing a fun day with us. This amazing offer won’t last long so sign up for a course as soon as possible using the booking portal

Visit our Fun Day Gallery or See our Facebook page for more images.

Parascending Fun Days

Parascending was one of the original forms of paragliding and originates from Sky Diving so that Sky Divers could practice their landing techniques without the need for an plane. Pilots are winched from the ground into air where they release themselves from the tow line and float gently back down to earth with a safe landing.

We are one of the only schools in the country that still offer this simple but effective method of getting airborne. We start are students on round canopies because they require little steering input from the pilot and practically land themselves in our large tow field. Once you have completed a few short flights on a round canopy we will introduce you to a square canopy that can be steered much like a paraglider.

Once using the square canopy we can tow you higher giving you more time in the air allowing you to complete shallow turns to the left and right. The square canopy is very safe and very little can go wrong because of their simple safe design.

We follow a similar format of day to our paragliding and hang gliding fun days and promise you an amazing day of airborne activities.

Special Offer

At present we are offering £100 pounds off the Elementary Course if you sign up within 6 weeks of completing a fun day with us. This amazing offer won’t last long so sign up for a course as soon as possible using the booking portal

Visit our Fun Day Gallery or See our Facebook page for more images.

Paramotor Fun Day

A Paramotor fun day is day spent learning about our sport and getting you ready for your first solo flights. They focus on having a lot of fun whilst keeping you safe as you make your first steps into the sky. They are perfect gift idea for that special someone or as a taster day before signing up for the Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot courses for the unsure would be pilot.

During the fun day you will be able to feel the thrust of the paramotor and fly with a paramotor on your back whilst being winched into the air or hill launched. We do not have the motor running whilst you are in the air because a course is required to prepare you for full powered flight, instead you will be pilot in control of the paramotor wing. We aim to complete a number of flights on the fun day and focus on giving you a fun learning experience.

Our fun days are very popular and are delivered in a tailor made format so you progress quickly and safely along a BHPA recognised training program. Our instructors will introduce you to the equipment and teach you how the equipment works on the ground before you move onto the next steps. Once you are confident on the ground you will move onto small hops from our smallest training hill where you will float a few feet above the ground before making a safe soft landing. The final stage is to complete a number of small flights from a larger slope to experience the amazing feeling of flying like the birds. Throughout the flight our experienced instructors will be watching you and in constant communication with you safely guiding you back down to earth.

Be warned, paramotoring is highly addictive! We often find that many of our Fun Day customers are hooked from their first flight and sign up for a course to become a solo pilot. Because of this your Fun Day can count towards your Elementary Course if booked within 2 months of completing the Fun Day

Special Offer

At present we are offering £100 pounds off the Elementary Course if you sign up within 6 weeks of completing a fun day with us. This amazing offer won’t last long so sign up for a course as soon as possible using the booking portal

Visit our Fun Day Gallery or See our Facebook page for more images.

PARAGLIDING FUN DAY

Book a Paragliding Fun day for yourself or as a unique gift and change someone’s life forever for £229. 

Book a Paragliding Fun Day for yourself

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HANG GLIDER FUN DAY

Book a Hang Gliding Fun day for yourself or as a unique gift and change someone’s life forever for £239. 

Book a Hang Gliding Fun day for yourself

Buy a gift voucher for a unique gift idea

PARAMOTORING FUN DAY

Book a Paramotoring Fun day for yourself or as a unique gift and change someone’s life forever for £229. 

Book a Paramotoring Fun Day for yourself

Buy a gift voucher for a unique gift idea

PARASCENDING FUN DAY

Book a Parascending Fun day for yourself or as a unique gift and change someone’s life forever for £199. 

Book a Parascending Fun Day for yourself

Buy a gift voucher for a unique gift idea

Hang Gliding and Paragliding Fun days

A paragliding or hang gliding fun day is day spent learning about our sport and getting you ready for your first solo flights. They focus on having a lot of fun whilst keeping you safe as you make your first steps into the sky. They are perfect gift idea for that special someone or as a taster day before signing up for the Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot courses for the unsure would be pilot.

Our fun days are very popular and are delivered in a tailor made format so you progress quickly and safely along a BHPA recognised training program. Our instructors will introduce you to the equipment and teach you how the equipment works on the ground before you move onto the next steps. Once you are confident on the ground you will move onto small hops from our smallest training hill where you will float a few feet above the ground before making a safe soft landing. The final stage is to complete a number of small flights from a larger slope to experience the amazing feeling of flying like the birds. Throughout the flight our experienced instructors will be watching you and in constant communication with you safely guiding you back down to earth.

Be warned, Hang Gliding and Paragliding is highly addictive! We often find that many of our Fun Day customers are hooked from their first flight and sign up for a course to become a solo pilot. Because of this your Fun Day can count towards your Elementary Course if booked within 2 months of completing the Fun Day

Have a look at our Fun Day Gallery or See our Facebook page for more images.

What to expect on the day

On the day expect to have a lot of fun and a great adventure day out leading up to you flying solo. Our Fun Days are social events so we encourage you to bring your family and friends to watch the experience and cheer you on from the side-lines.

We start in the morning with a meeting and briefing at our head office where we will sign you up as day members of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association who are the governing body of our sports within the UK. The BHPA have been developing safe training programmes for over 30 years and oversees all of our training and certifies that our school is a safe place to learn how to fly.

We will then introduce you to all of the equipment, how it works and how it keeps you safe in the air. We will practice our landing drills or PLFs which means rolling around on the floor for a few minutes before we start ground training. Once we are familiar with the equipment, we will practice some inflations and ground runs on a flat field to make sure you are comfortable with controlling the direction of the glider.

Only when you are comfortable will we move onto your first hops and the feeling of leaving the ground. Our skilled instructors will help you launch your glider, show you how to glide to the landing field a short distance below and how to complete a safe controlled landing followed by a graceful deflation of the glider. You will repeat this stage a number of times until you and your instructors are happy that you are ready to fly solo.

The final stage is your solo flights from a higher take off to experience a longer flight. This is the highlight of the day and what you have been working towards in the first 2 stages of the day. You will be under the constant supervision and in communication with your highly experienced instructors throughout the flight so you are in safe hands. During the flight you will complete gentle turns, alter the speed of the glider and learn to flare effectively for a soft landing.

At the end of the day we have a de-brief to discuss the events of the day. Our instructors will welcome your feedback and explain the next steps of becoming a solo pilot should you be interested in continuing your training with us. Remember, if you convert to a course within 2 months your Fun Day counts as day 1 of your BHPA Elementary Pilots Course.

Information and Restrictions

Timings depend on the season and the weather forecast so call the information line the night before at 9pm for confirmation of start times and meeting location. In the summer the start can be as early as 6am so be ready for an early start to get the best weather conditions.

We aim to get our students between 3 and 5 full flights during the day but this is dependent on the weather conditions, personal abilities and fitness. Heights achieved during the flights are also dependent on the weather conditions and normally range from 50ft to 150ft, although some students have reached 300ft on our Fun Days.

A Fun Day with is a great corporate day out or team building event and if you book a group of ten or more the tenth person comes for free. If any days are cancelled due to bad weather you re-book for free and Fun Day vouchers are valid for 12 months from the point of purchase.

We recommend that you are wear walking boots, casual clothing, and you have food and drink with you for the day. We have a toilet block and hot drinks available in our head office.
The minimum age limit for a paragliding fun day is 14 with their parent’s consent and the maximum weight is 23 stone or 145kg.

You must be in reasonably good health, and be reasonably fit to get the best out of a Fun Day with us. Due to the nature of the sport you will have to be able to run short distances and walk up hills so please contact us if you are unsure.

Green Dragons are open 7 days a week, all year round. We fly whenever the weather allows us, even in the winter! Some of our best training days are held during the winter. Make sure you have fully read and understand our terms and conditions before you book. If you have any questions then please contact us on fly@greendragons.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Please read our FAQs and T&Cs for more information