Courses & services
"We returned home after these experiments, with the conviction that the sailing flight was not the exclusive prerogative of birds" - Otto Lilienthal, 1874
We use a selection of the very best sites South West Wales has to offer from Pembrokeshire to the Gower Peninsular, to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. In fact, we believe our selection of sites, their beauty and benign nature is unrivalled by any other school in the UK
Tandem Flights are a great way to experience the joys of Paragliding at some of the most beautiful locations the UK has to offer. Tandem flights normally last between 25 and 30 minutes and we include a free video of your flight in the price.
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Tandem Flight - £130
The Day Taster course is designed to introduce the total novice to the joys of paragliding for the first time. Starting with kit familiarisation and safety briefing you will then move on to learning how to inflate and control your canopy before progressing to making brief, low level flights, or a Tandem Flight which you will pilot yourself under expert instruction.
Be sure to wear a sturdy pair of boots, dress appropriately for a day in the mountains, and remember to bring food and plenty of fluids.
The Day Taster - £145
During this early phase of BHPA training, you will learn how to launch and fly a paraglider at low levels over the South West Wales Mountains. You will also learn a lot about safety procedures, airlaw, meteorology, and the theory of flight. Height gains are gradual and progressive. All courses at Pembrokeshire Paragliding are taught under the BHPA’s syllabus.
Course takes 3/5 days
The Elementary Pilot Course - £495
This element of the course builds on the skills learnt during the elementary pilot course. You will learn to fly your paraglider in lifting air, soaring above the ridge to land back on top for a sandwich and a drink! As well as learning how to use air currents to stay airborne, rapid descent techniques such as ‘big ears’ are learnt during this phase. In addition to the practical development of your flying skills, substantial lectures are provided to ensure you have a thorough theoretical understanding of airlaw, site assessment and meteorology. Club Pilot is an internationally recognised certification.
Course takes 5/8 days