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    The Freedom of FLIGHT

    Experience the freedom of Pure Flight today.

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    “Adrenaline courses through my veins as I turn to face the cliff
    and gently steady the wing above my head.
    I feel the rising lines push on my shoulders, a guarantee of lift.”

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    Which Flight Path for me?

    Paragliding? Hang Gliding? Powered Paragliding? Microlights?

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    Ben’s First Solo Paraglide

    Ben West shares the Thrill of his First Solo Paraglide.

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    Five Steps to Pure Flight

    The Five simple steps to enjoying the thrill of pure flying.

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    Stay Safe, Get Certified

    Like all adventure sports, safety is crucial.

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The Freedom of Flight

As part of the HGFA’s commitment to ensuring our sport is safe, we investigate and report on accidents then share these learnings with our community so all members can benefit.

The table below shares learnings from recent accidents.

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Our Craft

Paragliding 

Paragliding
 

A Paraglider pilot sits in a harness below a fabric wing that holds its shape through suspension lines and air pressure.
Hang Gliding 

Hang Gliding
 

A Hang Glider pilot is suspended in a harness below a rigid wing which is usually an aluminium frame covered in a synthetic sail cloth.
Powered Paragliding 

Powered Paragliding
 

Powered Paraglider or Paramotor pilots wear a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to take off with a Paraglider specifically designed for motored operations.
Microlight & PoweredHang Gliding

Microlight & Powered
Hang Gliding

Microlight trike pilots sit in a propeller-driven tricycle pod suspended below a fabric flex-wing. Like Hang Gliders they are weight shift controlled.