A student completing one of their first flights with Sky riders at Kimmeridge bay on their paragliding elementary pilot course

Elementary Pilot Course


Your Paragliding Journey Starts Here

The BHPA Elementary Pilot Course (EP) is your gateway to the exhilarating world of paragliding. This beginner-friendly course equips you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to safely experience the thrill of paragliding under the guidance of our qualified instructors.

Seeing double - a paraglider comes in for a landing after a short flight in Morocco. this panoramic photo captures the pilot twice in one shot!

Course Details

Throughout the course, you’ll:

  • Master basic paraglider handling and piloting techniques.
  • Learn safe launch and landing procedures.
  • Develop the confidence and decision-making skills needed for simple controlled paragliding flights.

This course is perfect for:

  • Individuals with no prior paragliding experience.
  • Anyone seeking a safe and structured introduction to paragliding.
  • Aspiring pilots who want to progress towards the BHPA Club Pilot Rating.
Key Facts

Course Price: £600
– Minimum age: 18 years old
– Max 4 students per instructor
– Average course length: 3 days
– Once started, you have 12 months to complete your course.


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