Book Lesson / Buy Gift Voucher - South Downs Hang Gliding


Hang Gliding Courses
Introduction 1 Day (sat,sun,mon)
Fly with tethers (Day 1)
Introduction 2 Days (sat,sun, mon)
Two full days of tuition (Day 1 & 2)
EP Course (starts sat,sun,mon)
BHPA 5 Day Course
CP Course (requires EP)
BHPA 4 Day Course
PG to HG Conversion
Fast track EP & CP (6 Days)
Tow to Hill Conversion
2 Days Endorsement Course
Aerotow Conversion
Tow launch by microlight (3 Days)
Extra Day EP
Buy extra tuition
Extra Day CP
Buy extra tuition


View of the Firle ridge


Book Course or Gift Voucher

Buy Online Use your debit or credit card, or Paypal account, to buy tuition days, courses or gift vouchers. Enter your name, age and weight or the name, age and weight of the voucher recipient. We send you the voucher for the flying lesson.

By Post Send us your name, age and weight together with payment by cheque to "South Downs Hang Gliding". When buying as a gift let us know your name and address, together with the name, age and weight of the recipient.

Arrange Dates

Contact us to book your chosen dates for training and let us know of any special requirements. Dates can be re-arranged without charge. The final deadline for changes is 7.30pm the evening before. (Training season ... Mar to Oct)

Before you Come

Phone our answer-phone after 7.30pm on the day before training and listen to the message. Wear suitable clothes and comfortable footwear for the conditions. Bring snacks, packed lunches and (non-alcohol) drinks as needed. Hang gliding is weather dependent, if your day is canceled you can rebook for another day without charge.

BHPA Membership

Hang gliding can be a dangerous activity. Third party insurance is required and is provided by membership to the BHPA, (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association). Daily membership is available for the first two "Intro Days" at 16 per day. Training membership, for EP and CP courses, valid for 3 months, costs 84. Full annual membership is 128. All students become members of the BHPA at the start of their course. You must be over 18 years old. All students will be required to read, understand and accept the conditions in the "Agreement and Liability" section of the SouthDownsHG booking form. (Link below)

Where we Meet

We meet at the Sussex Hang Gliding shop (BN8 6JZ) two miles east of Lewes on the A27. Previously a petrol station, it's easy to find with a large sign. On arrival you join the BHPA and complete the necessary paperwork before we discuss the plan for the day.


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South Downs Hang Gliding

Gibraltar Farm, Firle, East Sussex. BN8 6NB

Tel. 07890 362648