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Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Parascending

  1. Hang gliding, paragliding and parascending training may only be undertaken under the supervision of a person holding a British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association Senior Instructor Licence operating within a BHPA registered school.

  2. Hang gliders, paragliders and parascending equipment purchased or used by Members must comply with the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association airworthiness requirements as set down in their Technical Manual.

  3. Hang gliding, paragliding and parascending must be undertaken only at British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association approved sites.

  4. Members may undertake dual/tandem flights on hang gliders, paragliders or wing ascending canopies (this specifically excludes round canopies) with a pilot holding the appropriate British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association dual licence.

    Members are not permitted to undertake dual/tandem flights using round canopies.

  5. When overseas, professional instructors/pilots must hold the relevant national qualification or equivalent.

  6. The flying of powered hang gliders and powered paragliders must fully comply with the appropriate rules above.