Isle of Wight
Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
The Club has been successful in winning a £5000 grant from the National Lottery, Awards for All, and we have purchased two complete sets of tandem paragliding equipment and with the support from many people and organisations, we have managed to obtain much more equipment then we hoped. We now have the following equipment
2 x Ozone McDaddy Tandem
Paragliders 41 & 44
2 x Woody Valley Pilot Harnesses
2 x Steerable Tandem reserves
2 x Woody Valley adult harnesses
2 x Sup-Air Child harnesses
1 x Sup-Air Small Childs Harness
3 x Helmets
1 x Road Trailer
The reason for applying for the grant was to be able to offer Paragliding experience to people who would not normally be in a position to try it, and to expand awareness of Paragliding on the Isle of Wight. Our initial target group is young people or people who are less fortunate than ourselves. The equipment will also be available to fly friends and family. If you have a go, and get hooked, then you will be pointed to the two excellent schools that we have here on the Island to continue your training. The main factor for all of this is to share our love for the sport.
The equipment is only available to tandem Pilots who are approved by the Isle of Wight Club, if any Island tandem pilot wants to use the equipment please contact . He will explain the approval procedure and how to get hold of the equipment.
If you have never flown before and are interested in experiencing Paragliding for free, contact .
THE IWHGC OFFERS PARAGLIDING EXPERIENCE FREE OF CHARGE: CURRENTLY THOSE QUALIFIED TO OFFER PARAGLIDING EXPERIENCE FOR THE CLUB ARE:
Gordon Mucklow: Laurie Gavaghan Others offering Tandem flights are NOT ASSOCIATED with the Club.
Due to very recent changes in the insurance cover all pilots now only have a maximum of £25,000 liability insurance. All non BHPA passengers will be required to sign a disclaimer having acknowledged all the potential risks.
The Isle of Wight Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club would like to thank the following for their kind help:
National Lottery – Awards for all
Matt Taggart and all the team from Ozone Paragliders
Chris Dawes of Airways Airsports.
The Manager at Halfords, Newport
All the members of the Island Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club who gave up their time to make this possible.