8 of the Best Places to go Hang Gliding Near London

8 of the Best Places to go Hang Gliding Near London

Hang gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies a light, non-motorized foot-launch aerospace craft called a hang glider. Most modern hang gliders are made of an aluminium alloy or composite frame covered with synthetic sailcloth[1] to form a wing. The pilot is ensconced in a harness suspended from the airframe, and exercises control by shifting body weight in opposition to a control frame.

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Check out these clubs below.

1. Green Dragon

Whether you need a quick ‘one flight’ thrill, a Team Building day out, a new hobby or an unusual gift for someone, we have it here at Green Dragons.
Our track record dictates that we are dedicated to fun, safety and forming lasting memories. We welcome students old & new, young or mature.

Address
Slines Oak Road,
Woldingham
Surrey, CR3 7HN

Tel: +441883 652 666

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2. GLSW & Surrey Scouts PC

Part time club, predominantly flying Scouts & Guides, ab-initio courses and advanced flying.

Address
Farm View,
Can Hatch,
Burgh Heath,
Surrey, KT20 6DS

Tel: +441737 363 123

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3. Surrey Hills Gliding Club

The SHGC flies weekdays from historic Kenley Airfield on the Caterham Hill just on the outskirts of London. The SHGC describes themselves as a welcoming bunch who gets together most weekdays for some fun flying throughout the year, and to see that our air experience guests have a memorable experience.

Address
Kenley Airfield,
Kenley,
Surrey,
CR8 5YG

Tel: +442087 630 091

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4. Learn To Fly

Learn to Fly is a flying school specialising in tandem hang gliding and flex wing microlighting. They offer trial flights and full courses of instruction on flex wing microlights. Zip through the sky in an open cockpit microlight, taking in some incredible views across London and the River Thames. If you get the taste for it, then they offer full courses of instruction to attain your NPPL, using a Pegasus Quantum 912 or Quik 912 for training.

Address
Damyns Hall Airfield,
Aveley Road,
Upminster,
London,
RM14 2TN

Tel: +442030 049 100

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5. Airworks Training

Have you ever dreamed of soaring like a bird? Airworks can make that dream a reality. Paragliding and paramotoring can be enjoyed by people of any age – you can learn to paramotor in as few as six days or learn to paraglide in as few as ten.
With our expert tuition you will quickly develop the technique to become a competent pilot; strength is not a requirement. We have private sites covering all wind directions, ideal for the early days.

Address
The Old Station
Glynde
East Sussex
UK
BN8 6SS

Tel: +441273 434 002

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6. South Downs Hang Gliding

Our instructors are all active hang glider pilots with advanced pilot ratings and full BHPA instructor licences. With over 20 years of continuous teaching of the sport, both here and abroad, we have a wealth of experience to share with new pilots. We are the most successful hang gliding school in the UK qualifying more pilots than any other school!

Address
Gibraltar Farm,
Firle,
East Sussex.
BN8 6NB

Tel: +447890 362 648

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7. London Gliding Club

The London Gliding Club is just that – a club.
Gliding is a cooperative sport, and that’s the way it works at LGC. Everything from the instruction, through to the many social activites ensure an inclusive atmosphere.
Many lifelong friendships have formed and grown in the 75 year history of the club. Having a common interest and supportive atmosphere allows you to relax and enjoy the best flying of your life.

Address
London Gliding Club
Tring Road
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 2JP

Tel: +441582 663 419

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8. Airports Paragliding

Airsports is the only Paragliding school to specialize in Elementary and Club Pilot courses in the UK. We have the best training and flying facilities for hill launch Paragliding and are close to London. Airsports Paragliding courses are carried out at Brighton, Sussex, in the beautiful South Downs National Park. Established for over 20 years makes us one of the longest running schools providing everything required to paraglide.

Address
Airsports Paragliding
Shoreham Airport
West Sussex
BN43 5FF

Tel: +441903 879 241

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If you’ve a visited at a Hang Gliding club that’s not listed above, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to our next list.

 
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