Disabled Hang Gliding

Airways Airsports have pioneered a range of teaching methods and facilities that mean we are the UK’s main full time provider of hang gliding tuition for people with a range of disabilities.

BBC disability sports editor, Tony Garrett, tries out tandem hang gliding

Tandem tuition using aerotow means we can accommodate you for air experience flights and full courses.

We work closely with the BHPA’s Flyability organisation, a charity that is committed to helping the widest range of people to get in the air. Flyability provides information, grant aid and encouragement to anyone wishing to give free flying a try.

Whether you fancy a one-off experience of a lifetime, or want to learn to hang glide, your flight or course will be run to exactly the same syllabus as for able-bodied pilots, all we ask is that you bring with you whatever assistants and mobility measures you need to get around the airfield.

We can also accommodate groups for experience days that include a mixture of hang gliding and other flying disciplines.

All our buildings and facilities have wheelchair access and most areas of the flying field can be reached by vehicle.

For more details and to discuss your specific requirements please contact us.

 Airways Airsports student, George Ransome, pictured after his first solo hang gliding flight, pictured with his instructors.