Over 30 years experience of service and repair
We have been servicing and repairing both paragliders and hang gliders for over 30 years which makes us on of the most experienced service centres in the UK. We offer a full range of services to our customers regardless of whether they, paraglide, hang glide or paramotor. Our clean spacious service centre can repair all makes of paraglider and repack all types of reserves to keep you in the air.
We aim to complete all servicing and repacks as quickly as possible so you can continue flying and enjoying our amazing sport. Our level of service is professional and our turn-around times are fast because we know how important your equipment is to you.
To make it as easy as possible you can drop it off in person, send it to us via your own courier (please use an insured recorded delivery service for your precious cargo).
We also offer a click and collect style service that can booked via the service booking portal and will arrange your equipment to be collected and returned by our trusted transport company.
How often should our equipment be checked?
It is recommend that you get your equipment serviced annually so ask yourself the question. When was your equipment last checked and is it due for a professional service to give yourself that extra peace of mind and confidence when you fly?
The BHPA recommend that reserves are checked and repacked annually and if you can every 6 months to get the fastest possible opening times. In the UK, even a second delay in the reserve becoming 100% functioning could make a difference because we tend to fly at lower altitudes whilst ridge soaring.
How important is it to check your equipment? If you wonder whether it is important to get your equipment checked then the below facts from our years of experience should help you make up your mind:
- 1 in 5 parachutes has a fault
- 1 in 10 reserves would not have opened as they were designed to do so
- We find problems with 50% of gliders serviced
- 1 in 20 gliders were found to be totally unairworthy and in need of urgent repair
The above statistics are worrying at best and could one day prove fatal if left unchecked and your equipment fails whilst in use. It is hard to know what condition your equipment is really in without an annual check and often a visual check doesn’t give you the full picture.
Our service in more detail
We service and repair all makes and models of paragliders and hang gliders and are a registered BHPA repair centre. We also inspect and re-pack all types of reserves only using registered and fully qualified BHPA approved packers.
We understand that pilots need their equipment and being without it for long periods of time mean lost flying days. Because of this all of our hang gliders, paragliders and reserves are pre-booked in on a Monday and completed by the following Friday.
The only exception to the above is when we need to order in spare parts from the manufacturer and this is normally only a delay of 2-3 days.
Reserves are completed and ready for collection or delivered back to you in 3 days. We do not do a while you wait service because reserves must be aired for 24 hours to allow any moisture to evaporate.
Our inspection and repair service is a highly detailed process in which we check all aspects of your glider. During the inspection we look for faults or deviations from the manufacturer’s specifications including but not limited to, lines, fabric, internal structure, stitching, fabric strength and multiple porosity checks.
We are the most experienced service centre for hang gliders and offer a full strip down, inspection and re-build service. We have hold a large range of replacement parts for all types of hang gliders and have access to all manufacturers to get express delivery of any parts we may require.
Our annual comprehensive and detailed paraglider inspection and service is £94.00 (under 1 week turn around)
Our thorough paraglider and hang glider reserve inspection and repack service is £64 (3-4 day turn around)
An annual inspection and full strip down and rebuild service £250 (replacement parts extra)
We inspect and repack all types of Rogallo and Square reserves. Price per reserve is £85.00
Other repair services
Please find below a complete list of the repair and service options available at Green Dragons.
Paraglider service information
|Porosity checks – 10 readings – 10 locations||£25|
|Glider Inspection – strength-seams-ribs-top-bottom||£30|
|Line Inspection -condition junctions – loops – tabs||£25|
|Line measurements, by laser print out||£38|
|Glider hard ware inspection, risers, metal work, O-rings||£12|
|Glider Clean, Cells empty – clean pure water sponge||£30|
|Airing/ drying, at room temperature||£38|
|*NEW Video report, see your glider being serviced||£46|
|*NEW Self-service using our tools and software||£52 / Hour|
|*NEW Self-service with tuition||£88 / Hour|
|Test Flight with written report||£45|
Hang glider service information
|Single surface glider||£190|
|Double Surface with sprogs – top wires||£290|
|Test fly with written report||£86|
|Non steerable reserve||£65|
|Rogallo, or other steerable||£85|
Please contact us for information about repairs to paragliders, hang gliders and paramotors. We are approved by the BHPA and the closest service centre to London. We service and repair all makes and models of both hang gliders and paragliders. We also offer service and repair work to all types of paramotors with a huge selection of spares in stock at our base.
We are open every day and train when ever the weather allows us. Typically our office is manned 9am-5pm Monday to Sunday.
If we are not in the office then we can be found at one of our private training sites close to our base so come say hello.