BHPA Parascending Training

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.

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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.

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

Parascending Elementary and Club Pilot Courses

We run training courses in parascending from complete novice courses to those who have more experience and want to fly round or square canopies solo. Some skydive or parachute enthusiasts use our services to get more landing practice without the need for an expensive plane.

We use a variety of winches to tow our parascending pilots to heights of 500+ feet which gives our students ample time to learn how to steer the canopy and complete safe landing approaches. We have large open private towing fields allowing us to train our students when other schools are unable to train due to lack of wind or wind in the wrong direction.

Most students start on a round canopy. The day begins with parachute landing fall training (PLF) to ensure safe injury-free landings, followed by an introduction to equipment, launch, collapse and field packing the canopy. First flights are carried out towed on 100 or so metres of rope behind a Land Rover.
These flights are usually only a few minutes long and are controlled entirely by the vehicle driver. After being towed across the field the canopy and pilot are brought gently back to the ground where the student performs a ‘parachute landing fall’.
As students’ progress they will learn to ‘self-release’ the tow line and land on their own. They may also progress onto a higher performance ‘ram-air’ square canopy and work towards flying circuits and trying to land on a target. After studying basic flight theory, meteorology and air law, and passing a simple exam, they are ready for their BHPA Club Pilot rating.
Some parascending pilots progress on to fly paragliders, others concentrate on landing target accuracy competitions. Others are simply happy being a team member and enjoying sociable flying weekends, helping with the launching and perhaps progressing on to be a tow ‘operator’ or even an Instructor.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning how to parascend. We welcome novices and qualified pilots to come fly with us so  get in touch if you want more information.

We highly recommend our parascending fun day as a taster of what fun the sport can be without the commitment of a full course.

Book a parascending fun day £199

Click here to book a fun parascending day with us for £199.00. We will ensure that you have a fun day getting as much air time as possible under the careful supervision of our Chief Flying Instructor Andy Shaw who is a fully qualified BHPA approved instructor.




Book a parascending fun day £899

Click here to book a fun parascending course with us for £899. Have a fun learning experience whilst getting as much air time as possible. Carefully supervised by our Chief Flying Instructor Andy Shaw who is a fully qualified BHPA approved instructor.