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Australian Hang Gliding (and Paragliding) Federation
The HGFA (Hang Gliding Federation of Australia) is a sporting body that administers Paragliding, Weightshift Microlights and Hang Gliding in Australia under the regulations laid down by the Civil Air Safety Authority.
Austrian Aero Club
The Aero Club of Austria.
Belgium Free Flight Association
Belgische Vrije Vlucht Federatie. (Nederlands - Français - English).
British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA)
The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association, respresenting Paragliding and Hang Gliding in the UK.
Canadian Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (Canada)
The Hang gliding & Paragliding Association of Canada (HPAC)
Chilean Free Flight Association (Chile)
Asociacion Chilena de Vuelo Libre. Paragliding in Chile.
Chilean Free Flight Association - Northern Zone (Chile)
Asociacion Chilena de Vuelo Libre, Zona Norte. Paragliding in and around Iquique.
CIVL (International)
CIVL is the the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Commission of FAI. FAI's hang gliding and paragliding activities, in particular World Records and International Competitions, are conducted under the direction of CIVL.
DHV (Germany)
German Free Flight Association (Deutscher Hängegleiterverband).
EHPU - European Hanggliding and Paragliding Union (Europe)
The general aim of the EHPU is to promote and protect hang gliding and paragliding in Europe.
FAI (International)
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautical Federation) is the world air sports federation founded in 1905. It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organisation with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide.
French Federation of Free Flight (France)
The French Federation of Free Flight (Fédération Française de Vol Libre, FFVL).
Irish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (Ireland)
The Irish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.
Italian Free Flight Association (Italy)
Federazione Italiana Volo Libero.
New Zealand Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (New Zealand)
This server is an attempt to improve the diffusion of information regarding HG and PG activities in New Zealand.
Scottish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Federation (Scotland, UK)
Hang Gliding and Paragliding in Scotland.
South African Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (South Africa)
The South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA) is the controlling and licensing Authority for the recreational sports of hang gliding and paragliding in South Africa.
Swedish Paragliding Association (Sweden)
The controlling and licensing Authority for the recreational sports of hang gliding and paragliding in Sweden.
Swiss Federation of Free Flight (Switzeland)
Schweizerischer Hängegleiter-Verband (German). Federation Suisse de Vol Libre (French). Federazione Svizzera di Volo Libero (Italian).
United States Hang Gliding Association (USA)
USHGA strives to promote pilot safety, skill, knowledge and above all fun.

books · dvd's · videos

Adventure Productions
Online buying for Books, videos, CD, & "Pilot tool store" for PG, HG, Paramotor, Triking, Ultralight.
Fresh Air (South Africa)
Site guides and books by Greg Hamerton of Cape Town.
Fresh Air Site Guide (South Africa)
The complete flying companion to South Africa now has more than 100 sites (including Lowveld, Natal, Zimbabwe & Namibia ), a colour cover, strong spiral binding, HG tips, and nice black&white photos.
Sport Aviation Publications (USA)
Books & Videos on Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Powered Paragliding, Trikes, Ultralight Flying and Weather by Dennis Pagen and others.

certification bodies

AFNOR (Europe)
Association Française de Normalisation.
DHV (Germany)
German Free Flight Association (Deutscher Hängegleiterverband).
SHV (Europe)
Swiss Federation of Free Flight
Schweizerischer Hängegleiter-Verband (German)
Federation Suisse de Vol Libre (French)
Federazione Svizzera di Volo Libero (Italian)
List of Paragliders Homologated by the SHV (SWISS Federation of Free Flight)
Liste d'homologation FSVL (Homologation Gleitschirm).

clubs

Aberdeen Hanggliding and Paragliding Club (Scotland, UK)
25 years of organised(?) free flying in the North East of Scotland.
AVON XC paragliding website (England, UK)
Cumbria Soaring Club (England, UK)
Welcome to the Cumbria Soaring Club Web site.
Dales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club (England, UK)
If you are interested in hang gliding and paragliding in the Yorkshire Dales, then this is the place to be.
Derbyshire Soaring Club (England, UK)
One of the largest Hang gliding and Paragliding clubs in the UK with almost 500 members. Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, we have flying sites to cover most wind directions with some of the best XC potential in the UK.
Devon & Somerset Condors (England, UK)
Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club in Devon & Somerset.
Dover and Folkestone Hang Gliding Club (England, UK)
Information for Hang glider and Paraglider Pilots in Kent.
Dunstable Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club (England, UK)
Free flight club based on the Dunstable Downs.
Extreme Paragliding Club (Scotland, UK)
Located in central Scotland. Most of the flying is carried out around the Ochil Hills where we have 5 sites available covering all wind directions.
Isle of Wight Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club (England, UK)
The IOWHGC is based on the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England.
Kernow Hang gliding and Paragliding Association (England, UK)
The KHPA represents the interests of free flyers in Cornwall.
Lanarkshire and Lothian Soaring Club (England, UK)
The club was formed in February 1975 by a number of pilots who had been flying the Tinto area since February 1974.
Long Mynd Soaring Club (England, UK)
Free flight club with sites around the Long Mynd.
Mid-Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club (Wales, UK)
We are a group of hang glider, paraglider, powered hang glider and paramotor pilots who fly in Mid-Wales, roughly from Rhyader to Aberystwyth.
Monte Grappa / Bassano Free Flight Club (Italy)
North Devon Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club (England, UK)
In the far south west of England, the NDHPC has existed since the very earliest days of Hang-gliding in the UK (formerly North Devon Sailwings).
North Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club (Wales, UK)
One of the oldest free flying clubs in the UK.
North Yorkshire Sailwing Club (England, UK)
Model Ridge is probably the best Northerly site in the North of England but is a members only site.
Northumbria Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club (England, UK)
A small, but dedicated club consisting of pilots from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and surrounding areas of Durham and Northumberland.
Paramotors UK
Tthe informative website for paramotor pilots in East Anglia and UK.
Scottish Mountain Paragliding Club (Scotland, UK)
Welcome to the Scottish Mountain Paragliding Club Website.
Sir George Cayley Sailwing Club (England, UK)
A well established club (1975) with a variety of coastal and inland flying sites.
Sky Surfing Club (England, UK)
Formed in 1974 at a time when hang gliding flight was measured in seconds, and the latest innovation was the Kingpost.
Skytribe (England, UK)
The Website of the Avon Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.
Snowdonia Sky Sports Online Newsletter (Wales, UK)
South Devon Hang Gliding &Paragliding Club (England, UK)
All South Devon Sites are Members Only. If you wish to fly our Sites on a regular basis you must take out Membership.
SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club (Wales, UK)
The SEWHGPGC controls 18 flying sites in SE Wales, situated in the area bounded approximately by Bridgend to the west, Hay-on-Wye to the north, and Monmouth to the east.
Southern Hang Gliding Club (England, UK)
The club has operated around East and West Sussex since 1974 at a number of superb flying sites including the breathtaking Devil’s Dyke and the spectacular Beachy Head. In addition the club operates an active hang glider aerotow group.
Thames Valley Hang Gliding Club (England, UK)
Formed back in the mid 70's, although there are now far more paraglider than hang glider pilots the name remains.
Ulster Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club (Northern Ireland, UK)
The only hang gliding and paragliding club in Northern Ireland.
Upottery Towing Club (England, UK)
Based at Smeatharpe, half way between Taunton and Honiton, the Upottery Towing Club is closely affiliated with the Devon & Somerset Condors Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club.
Welsh Borders Paragliding Club (Wales, UK)
We fly paragliders in the Welsh Borders, around New Radnor and Builth Wells. Our large and uncrowded sites cover all wind directions, are beginner friendly and are excellent starting points for cross country flights.
Welsh Free Flight Federation (Wales, UK)
The Welsh Free Flight Federation (WFFF) exists to promote and develop the sport of hang gliding and paragliding in Wales, and to foster co-operation and understanding amongst the Welsh Clubs.
Wessex Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Club (England, UK)
Practically every one of our sites has some sort of "sensitive" nature resulting in certain flying restrictions or guidelines, and so we do not have any 'open sites'. Please contact any of our members if you want to fly or, failing that, the chairman or secretary.
XClent Paragliding (England, UK)
We are not a school and so can't teach Ab Initio students. We can however do conversions for CP + 10 hours and above hill rated pilots.

competitions · leagues


Bassano · Expo Montegrappa · Montegrappa Trophy (Italy)
British Paragliding Competitions (UK)
British Paragliding Cup (UK)
FAI Sporting Calendar - Paragliding Competitions (International)
This page presents the FAI Sporting Calendar of Paragliding Events.
Free Flight Expo (Germany)
Fly Bubble Paragliding (UK + International)
Links to Paragliding Competitions and Leagues.
Go Up Brazil (Brazil)
Chico Santos' Hang Gliding and Paragliding enterprise.
Paragliding World Championships 2005 (Brazil)
Paragliding World Cup Association (International)
Red Bull Vertigo (International)
Paragliding & Hang Gliding acro / aerobatics site.
UK National Paragliding XC League (UK)

events

Coupe Icare (France)
Fly Bubble Paragliding (UK + International)
Links to Paragliding Events.

flying locations · site guides

Baba Dag (Olu Deniz, TURKEY)
Chilean Free Flight Association
Asociacion Chilena de Vuelo Libre.
Chilean Free Flight Association - Northern Zone (Chile)
Asociacion Chilena de Vuelo Libre, Zona Norte. Paragliding in and around Iquique.
Fly Bubble Paragliding (United Kingdom + International)
Paragliding trips & courses at the Worlds best paragliding sites.
Guia 4 Ventos (Brazil)
A guide to flying in Brazil. Sites, trips, events…
HimalayAir (Indian Himalaya)
Everything you need to know about Paragliding in the Indian Himalaya.
National Hang Gliding & Paragliding sites guide (United Kingdom)
Paragliding India .net (India)
Indian sites, schools, photos, regulations, weather from Gurpreet Dhindsa.
Parapente Chile
Chilean web portal. El portal del Parapente en Chile.
Parapente Latino (Argentina)
All sorts about Latino paragliding by Patricio G. Durante. Flying sites, calendar, technical information, schools…
Parapente Portugal.com (Portugal)
Paragliding & Paramotoring in Portugal, Flying sites in Portugal, and more…
Piedrahita Online (Spain)
SAHPA Sites Guide (South Africa)
Site guide by the South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.
Termica .org (Mexico)
Mexican Free Flight Portal.

forums · portals

Big Air Paragliding (International)
A FREE service brought to the International Paragliding community by Kinsley Wong.
Ojovolador (Spain)
Loads of information and the latest news from/for the Paragliding and PPG world, including a wide collection of technical articles, paragliders reviews, images, and cool designs done for our aerial sports (logos, posters, t-shirts, etc). Updated very often.
Paragliding .net (International)
The A - Z of Paragliding.
Parapente Chile (Chile)
Chilean web portal. El portal del Parapente en Chile.
Parapente Latino (Argentina)
All sorts about Latino paragliding by Patricio G. Durante. Flying sites, calendar, technical information, schools…
Termica .org (Mexico)
Mexican Free Flight Portal.

instruments · software

Log_It (Austria)
GPS Data logger that is compatible with most GPS' (e.g. Magellan, MLR, GARMIN).
OziExplorer (International)
GPS Mapping software.
Race 2000 (International)
Scoring Program for Paragliding & Hang Gliding competitions.

insurance

Airsports Insurance Bureau (United Kingdom)
Annual Travel .com (United Kingdom)
Annual Travel.com is a registered trading name of PHA Insurance Services Co. Ltd who are registered Independent Intermediaries and not tied to any insurer.
Options Travel Insurance .co.uk (United Kingdom)
Get an instant online quote now.
Planet Travel .uk.com (United Kingdom)
With the Planet Team behind you, you’re covered for any event.
Sportscover Direct .com (United Kingdom)
Specialists in insurance for active people.

magazines

Aerial (France)
Select Aerial in the side menu. Excellent free flight magazine, with fantastic pictures and articles. In French only.
Air Sports International (International)
The monthly magazine for air sports enthusiasts.
Cross Country magazine (International)
Flying Pages (International)
Flying - the common theme of all Flying Pages magazines. Flying Pages make several publications around the common theme of flight, including Vol Libre, Fly & Glide and the World Directory of Leisure Aviation.
Fly & Glide (Germany)
German Magazine for hang gliding and paragliding.
Gleitschirm Magazine (Austria)
Austrian paragliding magazine.
Paraglider Magazine (USA)
US hang gliding and paragliding magazine.
Parapente Magazine
One of the main French Paragliding Magazines.
Skywings on the web (United Kingdom)
The official monthly magazine of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.
Vol Libre (France)
French Magazine for hang gliding and paragliding. Excellent magazine, in French only.
World directory of leisure aviation (International)
A unique catalogue with hang gliders, paragliders, microlights, kitplanes and gyros.

paramotor

Paramotors UK (United Kingdom)
Based in Huntingdon, UK.

photos

Airsport Photo Library (International)
The Library has over 30 specialist photographers covering their airsport, so we should have the photograph you’re looking for.
AZOOM.ch (Switzerland)
"Photos & communication. Sports pictures to everyone interested or involved."
Fly Bubble Paragliding (United Kingdom + International)
Some excellent paragliding pictures from paragliding sites around the world.
Josh Cohn (USA)
A superb collection of flying, traveling, landscape, people and detail photography by top paraglider pilot Josh Cohn. Well worth a look!
Xavier Murillo (France)
Beautiful pictures of free flight, mountains, skies, clouds. Also books.

pilot evolution · xc courses

Escuela Vasca de Parapente (Spain)
Fly Bubble Paragliding (United Kingdom + International)
World wide XC premier paragliding trips & courses.
Piedrahita Online (Spain)

pilot web sites

Fresh Air (South Africa)
Interesting and fun site by cross-country pilots of Cape Town.
Martin Brunn's Homepage (Austria)

repair · service centres

Aerofix
Paragliding Service Centre.
The Loft
Kite repair and paraglider repairs and service.

safety · medical


British Red Cross
The largest independent humanitarian network in the world, with more than 100 million members across the globe.
St. John Ambulance
The UK's leading First Aid, Care and Transport Charity.

technical reference

Cousin Trestec
COUSIN Trestec manufactures a complete range of Paraglider and kitesurf braids such as Superaram, Dyneema, Polyester, and Polyamide webbing.
International Technical Commission for Security
Commission Internationale Technique Sécurité.
Para2000
Paragliding resource by Gerard Florit.

towing · winching

Upottery Towing Club (England, UK)
Based at Smeatharpe, half way between Taunton and Honiton, the Upottery Towing Club is closely affiliated with the Devon & Somerset Condors Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club.
XClent Paragliding (England, UK)
We are not a school and so can't teach Ab Initio students. We can however do conversions for CP + 10 hours and above hill rated pilots.

travel · trips · holidays

Airexplora (Mexico)
Airexplora is a company dedicated to exploring the possiblilities of both paragliding and powered paragliding (PPG) a.k.a. paramotor in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Alpine Paragliding (Australia)
Situated in Bright, at the foot of the Victorian mountains in Australia, they offer advanced paragliding clinics and their site has links to local accommodation and weather.
Centro de Vuelo Libre y Deportes de Aventura (Columbia)
Free flight and Adventure Sports Centre in Columbia.
Dixon's Airplay (USA)
The best paragliding centre in the US, offering paragliding courses and trips for all levels of paraglider pilot.
Fly Bubble Paragliding
World wide XC premier paragliding trips & courses.
Gavea Skywalkers (Brazil)
Paragliding in Rio.
Gravity Sports (Hawaii)
Hawaii's Premier Flight school and paragliding, kitesurfing, and mountain boarding sports shop.
Les Basses Beaumettes
Self-Catering Accommodation in the South of France. With Ruth and Ulric Jessop.
Magic 7 (Argentina)
Paragliding centre owned by Luis Rosenjker, photos, articles, services, courses, trips, links…
Manilla Sky Sailors Club (Australia)
Local information, links ot local schools, competitions, and more…
Mas Cinco (Argentina)
An independent free service with information about paragliding in Argentina.
Max Paragliding (Canada)
In the Columbia Valley, 1.5 hours west of Banff (Canada). One of the best X-Country flying sites in North America.
Muller Windsports (Canada)
Located 30 minutes west of Calgary, western Canada, offering hang gliding, paragliding and kiteboarding instruction as well as advanced manoeuvres clinics.
Nirvana Adventures
Based in the lake-district of Kamshet, 3 hours from Mumbai (Bombay), India. Flying trips, pilot accommodation, beginner courses, tandem flights.
Pampa Cross (Argentina)
Flat land flying in the Argentinan Pampas (flatlands).
Paraglide Canada (Canada)
Instruction, tandem flights, tours.
Piedrahita Online (Spain)
Skysports (Argentina)
Paragliding, kitesurf and parachuting in Argentina, based in Buenos Aires.
Torrey Pines International Gliderport (USA)
A premier soaring site of the United States.
Wilderness Paragliding Adventures (South Africa)

weather · web cams

Ant Veal's Weather Centre
A R Sharpe gliding weather links
AvBrief
AvBrief is an on-line resource of weather & flight briefing information for pilots.
Aviation Information and Weather
Tom Dawes-Gamble.
BBC Online - Weather Centre
Ben Nevis Webcam
The Ben Nevis Webcam is located at Tomacharich, Fort William.
Bracknell - Synoptic Charts
single charts +00; + 24; +36; +48; + 60; +72; +96; +120 hrs.
Bracknell - Synoptic Charts
all on one page +00 to +120 hrs.
Cairn Gorm Weather Station
Daily Telegraph weather forecast
Darren Prescott
Max/min temps, wind gusts, rainfall & 6-hourly synoptic charts.
Dundee Satellite Receiveing Station
ECMWF (Days 3 to 6)
European Aviation Weather Centre
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts - ECMWF
European Weather Sonde Ascents
Free University of Berlin - Institute of Meteorology - Section of Remote Sensing
FU Berlin NOAA HRPT antenna (Institute of Meteorology, Section of Remote
Sensing).
German Aerospace Centre
Glider Pilot Network
Entirely non-profit site providing a useful & informative service to pilots across Europe.
Interactive Weather Information Network
ITV Weather
Medium Range MRF Forecasts for Europe
MetCheck
An amazing weather resource, well worth a look! Useful features include: Live Metcheck UK Radar (latest UK rainfall images every 30mns); UK Short, Medium, & Long Range Forecasts; Latest Data for the UK, Europe, & World Wide; and more!…
Met Office - Homepage
Met Office - Aviation index
The Met Office's range of Aviation weather services ("actuals" as well as forecasts) designed for private pilots. As well as various subscription services there are several useful free ones, including:Briefing Charts; TAF's; METAR's; AIRMET; Balloning Forecasts for SE and central southern England; Climate statistics; 3 day synoptic forecast; Rainfall radar; Global Composite Satellite; and Visible & Infrared Satellite Pictures of Europe. There are also various other links to sites of interest to all kinds of pilot.
Meteo Services
Mountain Wave Project
National Data Buoy Center - United Kingdom Regional Map
NWS: International Weather Conditions
This sub-section of the American National Weather Service site has hourly observations for locations around the world, including the UK. Many of them are airport observations and as such include some unusual locations like Myanmar and Burundi.
Online Weather .com
PA Weather Centre
The home of Britain's major independent supplier of weather information.
Sky News Weather (World)
Sky News Weather (UK & Ireland)
Teletext Weather - 4 day forecasts for UK
Theyr.net
Now-casts and forecasts for wind, temperature, cloud cover, rain. Whole of Europe, main regions or major cities. Synoptic charts and metograms.
Hour by hour and animations.
The Weather Channel
The Weather Outlook
Long range UK weather forecasts.
University of Birmingham Meteorology and Climatology Website
US Military (Sembach)
The European Theater Source for Weather Information.
Weather Action 14
Weather Jack
For Aviation in general & Gliding in particular.
Weather Online Expert
WeatherOnline UK & Ireland Meteorological Services
UK & World weather, forecasts, nowcasts, climate, weather services, webcams, and lots more!…
Weather Underground (International)
One of the most popular worldwide weather sites.
Wendy Windblows
A chain of automatic weather stations at Flying, Sailing, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing spots round the country.
Wetter 24
Temp, wind, 12hr precip, weather from Wetter 24 (German weather site).
WindGURU
Specialized service for forecasting weather for windsurfers and kitesurfers (but not only for them…)
XC Weather
Up-to-date wind and weather in the UK, France and Germany.

miscellaneous

Aspic
Information about the Cage and the Cage Pilot Association.
BHPA Records site
British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Records.
Fly Bubble Paragliding
World wide XC premier paragliding trips & courses.
Red Bull acro team
Big air, hot stunts and lots of adrenaline!
Sky Ads
An interactive classified advertisement system for free flyers.
Parawaiting UK
The first and as yet only web site dedicated to the sport of Parawaiting.

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