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Included here: BHPA; Other federations; Videos etc; Schools, Shops and Manufacturers; Stuff for Sale; Isle of Wight links ; Insurance

Overseas & Travel

Dennis & Gillian Trott  - Alpine Flying Centre

Flyers Lodge
799 route de la Grangeat
74700 - Domancy
Tel +33 450 54 59 63
mobile 06 10 63 45 58

The Alpine Flying Centre, a Registered BHPA School, based in the French Alps.  Recently, we have put together a series of Paragliding Related Podcasts, specifically directed towards, Harness, Harness Settings, Glider Certification & Suitability, homing in on Equipment and Safety Issues.


If you are flying abroad, then travel insurance is a MUST.  When you buy travel insurance, be sure that Paragliding/Hang gliding is not excluded (remember that a Paraglider IS a class 3 Hang glider).  It's also advisable to make sure the insurer will repatriate you and pluck you off whatever hill you landed on (some don't) the small print. The link below will take you to a site that offers great cost insurance for paragliding trips.    If you book following the link below the club also earns commission.

Paragliding Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance
Computer Insurance
Student Home Insurance
Car Breakdown Insurance
Mobile Phone Insurance

The is some good advice and discussions on Travel Insurance to be found here:


If you have stuff for sale, then let us know and we'll post it.
Or, you could try the following site

Organisations & Other Federations

BHPA - British Hang gliding and Paragliding Association
FAI - CIVL Website
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)
Fédération Française de Vol Libre (FFVL) - France
Irish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association
Schweizerischer Hängegleiter Verband (SNV/FSVL) - Switzerland
Scottish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Federation

Hang Gliding Federation of Australia
United States Hang Gliding Association

Video's, Piccies and stuff for nutters

Warning: These sites contain some big files!

Red Bull Vertigo Site

Clubs, Shops and Manufacturers

Sky Surfing Club
Thames Valley
Southern Hang gliding Club
Green Dragons
Wessex HG & PG Club
Airways Airsports
Southwest Paragliding - Devon

APCO Aviation
Firebird Skysports
Gin Gliders
Ozone Gliders
UP Europe
WindTech - the official Island web site
For Isle of Wight Accommodation, see our Visiting Pilots page