Hang Gliding Club Pilot


Hang Gliding - Club Pilot

  • Qualified pilot

  • Can fly unsupervised

  • Advanced flying exercises

  • Theory sessions

  • Higher performance gliders

  • Expert instruction

Club pilot is the final stage of learning within the school environment.  Once you are qualified as a 'CP' you can class yourself as a real pilot, and spread your wings around the UK, flying other sites, and joining local clubs.  You no longer need to book your flying days, and can go flying at your leisure or after work.  You have arrived...welcome to hang gliding!!

During the club pilot course you are taught, to soar the skies reaching 500ft plus, using ridge and thermal lift.  You may also be taught how to land back on top of the hill so you will no longer have to walk up after every flight, although this may be done in a club at a later date.

You will learn how to make your glider fly faster, control it in active air, recognise and recover from stalls, and how to fly safely with other gliders.  Circuit and landing patterns will be perfected during the CP course.

You will sit a series of 4 x 40min lectures during the CP course covering Metrology - Airlaw/Airmanship - Theroy of Flight- followed by a 45 minute exam, 70% being the pass rate. 


PHASE 6 (Consolidation and Conversions)

  • Consolidation

  • Glider Conversion

  • Prone Conversion

PHASE 7 (Higher flights / Circuits)

  • Higher flights / circuits

PHASE 8 (Improving Skills)

  • 180 deg turns

  • Planned Approaches

  • Slow flight appreciation and recovery

  • Nil and moderate wind take offs

  • Theory - advanced equipment

PHASE 9 (Soaring)

  • Ridge soaring preparation

  • Soaring flight

  • Flying with others

PHASE 10 (Theory and Exam)

  • 4 Theory lectures

  • EP exam


  • A Club Pilot costs £899.  A group of 10 or more and you will be entitled to a 10% discount.

  • If your course is cancelled due to bad weather, you can book another date and will not loose any credit.


  • You will need to call the Duty instructor in the morning of the course, between 0700 - 0730hrs to check the weather conditions are suitable.

  • You will be required to be on site at 0900hrs on the day of your course.

  • You should expect to be on site for the whole day.  We finish approx 1700hrs, although it may be slightly later due to weather conditions.


  • YOU MUST WEAR BOOTS with good ankle support.  We are flying on grass which can never be perfectly flat and smooth.  Boots will protect your ankles.

  • You should bring with you clothing appropriate to the weather conditions for the day.  The airfield and Hill are exposed places, you may get cold if you have unsuitable clothing

Age limit and health condition

  • The minimum age limit for a hang gliding CP course is 16.  Under 18's need parental consent to undertake the  course.

  • You must be in good health, and reasonably fit.  Please contact us if you are unsure


  • All equipment required for the flight will be provided for you. 

  • Weight limit is 16 stone, although you must be fit enough to be able to walk up small training hills, and run a few yards

  • Your flying voucher is valid for 12 months after the date of purchase.  You must do your flight in this time period.  If you do not redeem your voucher within the 12 months, we unfortunately cannot offer a refund or extension of any kind. 

  • We are open 7 days a week, all year round.  Any yes we do fly in the winter!  Some of our best training days are held during the winter


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