Beginners wishing to learn how to fly should contact a school (see the BHPA website for more information and contact details for schools in other areas of the UK).

Hang Gliding

If you are interested in learning to hang glide, you’ll find lots of useful information on


Beyond Extreme

Paragliding school based in Drumnadrochit.
Contact: Mark Dann (01456 476213 or 07703 979149)


Paragliding school based in Lanarkshire.
Contact: Peter Shields (07899 878509)


Thinking of learning to fly? The following documentaries each follow one student through the journey of learning to fly a paraglider. The first follows a British school based in Spain; the second a German school (with English subtitles).