The Derbyshire Flying Centre was established in 1987 by Stephen Hudson CFI - British Hang Gliding and Paragliding team member. 2009 BHPA Merit Award.
Derbyshire is the best place to learn to paraglide and Hang glide, with the variant UK weather producing highly skilled and knowledgeable pilots. The DFC will take you through the BHPA qualifications and open up new horizons for you to share "an experience beyond imagination", the ability to fly as free as a bird.
Do you want to purchase your Paraglidier / Hang glider now? We can meet all your flight equipment needs by helping you choose and fly suitable equipment that matchers your individual flying style. Please feel free to contact Steve on 0845 1081577
Safety: Hang Gliding and Paragliding are extreme sports and like all adventure sports are dangerous. As a pilot you must take care of your own safety at all time If you intend to free fly hills and mountains in the UK. You cannot learn the appropriate skills from a Tow or Foreign School.
'Why fly with the DFC? We understand that Learning to fly can be expensive and scary and know that excellent training is absolutely vital! We hope you choose the DFC as the place to try this amazing three dimensional sport.
Derbyshire Paragliding and Hang gliding school we keep our overheads low, standards high and offer excellent value for money. For over twenty years we have negotiated training hills in the beautiful Peak District National Park and have access to free flying hill sites covering all wind directions to cater for all pilot abilities.
Expert flight instruction is carried out by British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) qualified instructors. A small friendly team led by Steve Hudson CFI whose intimate knowledge of local sites and conditions will make your passage to pilot a success. The DFC has a proven history of successfully qualifying people to club pilot standard and sourcing them the very best flying equipment.
Almost anyone can learn to fly a Paraglider/Hang glider. However, a degree of fitness and mental agility is required. These aircraft are simple to fly, but it is nonetheless still "aviation". The pilot's attitude to safety and airmanship is what ensures an accident free flying career. Not sure? Why not give our Taster day a try like Jeff and see what you love about getting your feet off the ground. bbc Radio. Jeff Cuttell paragliding taster day.
"Bravery, knowledge and skill"