General Links

Flight Planning Map showing Notams etc.
NotamPlot v2 is a software application for pilots that downloads and plots NOTAMs on a map of the United Kingdom and Ireland. This makes determining which NOTAMs are relevant to a flight much easier than manually looking through a raw text bulletin.
Notam Map - another
Aeronautical Information Services - Airspace changes, NOTAMS etc.
Yet another Notam Map
Para2000 - PG Wing Tech specs & Test results
DHV Site

Hardy Tree Surgeons- good at extracting PGs from trees - 07774 477435 or 01300 341471
Wessex Coastal Geology

Members Web Sites

Useful Information

A Few UK Clubs

Schools

  • Airways - Derbyshire
  • Airworks - East Sussex
  • Flight Culture - based in Dorset
  • Flying Frenzy - based in the West Dorset.
  • High Adventure  - based in the Isle of Wight
  • Peak District Hang Gliding Centre - based in  ..... you guessed already? :)
  • Purple Haze Paragliding - based in Shoreham
  • Learn-to-fly Learn to Fly is a specialist flying school that focuses on Tandem Hang Gliding flights using the dual approved ATOS VX, and full courses of instruction on Flex Wing microlights. We are based in the South East of England near London in Essex.
  • South Downs Hang Gliding Dedicated hang gliding school based on the South Downs near Lewes. We are a BHPA registered school teaching all levels to fly hang gliders. Also offering away trips to Southern Spain, Lanzarote and France.

Paraglider and Equipment Manufacturers

Commercial

  • Himalayan Experience - John Mitchell offers a discount to Wessex members
  • Jim Coutts has taken on the Gin dealership in the Wessex area. Jim has demo gliders and a demo speed wing for people to try.More info at http://flygin.blogspot.com/
  • Southampton based parachute re-packer. As a special introductory offer to the club I am offering a £5 discount off the normal price of £45 of a repack to any club member on proof of current club membership. If any of you need advice or a repack then please feel free to give me a ring on 07968 050 167 or email repack@zambant.co.uk - John Mortimer
  • Austrian Arena - Paragliding holidays with Kelly Farina, based in Mayrhofen, Zillertal. Mountain XC and thermal tution.
  • Adventure Productions
  • Aero Fix - Paraglider and Service and Repairs - Reserve Repacks - New lines in a trice.
  • Alpine Flying Centre - Paragliding Holidays - based in Chamonix - Mountain Flying training
  • Last Resort - Paragliding and Activity holidays - based in St Jean-de-Sixt (near Le Grand-Bornand and La Clusaz) - Mountain Flying training
  • Monte Grappa Airpark - Semonza - foot of Monte Grappa) based paraglidng.
  • Wilderness - Paragliding Holidays in South Africa
  • Chalet near St. Hilaire du Touvet - contact Malcolm Norris on 00 33 231637398, or send an email to mlclmnrrs@aol.com
  • Flybubble Paragliding provide first-rate thermalling, cross country and S.I.V. paragliding trips World-wide and UK paragliding courses for paraglider pilots
  • Les Basses Beaumettes - Self-Catering Accommodation in the South of France. 15 minutes from Col de Bleyne, 30mins from Greolieres and Lachens and 40 minutes from St Andres and Gourdons
  • Pyrénées Vacances. We offer paragliding holidays at very reasonable prices in the Luchon area of the French Pyrénées using several excellent sites.
  • Red Dragon Paragliding, based near Bridgend in South Wales, supplies the best quality paragliders & accessories. We can supply anything and everything from the ground to cloudbase.
  • Alpine Ascent - Paragliding Holidays in the French Alps. Weeks and weekend flying holidays, introduction to mountain flying, XC courses and thermalling technique. Clubs and groups welcome. Improve your thermalling, fly XC over some of the most beautiful scenery and stay in a fantastic chalet in the Valley of Chamonix. Fly guiding, transport, retrieves, excellent accommodation and top tuition available. Contact
  • India, Western Ghats paragliding retreat in India. www.ravinehotel.com
  • Ganterfly - great apartments in the fantastic flying area around Algodonales. The owner is an experienced HG and PG pilot and always happy to provide advice on where to fly. You can book acommodation (v. reasonably priced) only or transport/retrieves etc.

Overseas Clubs

General Interest to Paraglider and Hang Glider Pilots