Important Notice

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, we have decided to put the measures listed below in to action for the time being.  We will review our operation regularly, in response to changing events, and published guidelines – so please keep a look out here for changes.

The current position is this:

  • All flying activities from Darley Moor will cease as of today.
  • If your voucher expires before the date we open again, we will honour it for a further 3 months.
  • Our office remains open for deliveries, they can be dropped at the front door of the office or at the front door of Long Chimneys Farm next to the Airfield.
  • Club Members as we move though this together, we no that not only your physical health is of great importance but also your mental health. A lot of our members use Darley Moor very much so for that. Andy and Mark will be looking at ways to use the open space of Darley Moor for that and would very much appreciate members that have ideas on how we could do this to please get in touch with us.  

I first came though the gates at Darley Moor nearly twenty years ago and since then have not only made it my place of work but my home with my extended family and friends. So many people work so hard to not only keep the cogs of this wonderful airfield turning but also to improve and develop it. That is what we will be using this time for. We will open those gates again as soon as possible and we will be stronger and better than we ever where before.

Keep safe and Be well

Andy Snell, Mark Hilton


Airways Airsports gives you the opportunity to experience the joy of flight, whether you want a day-out to remember or want to learn to fly with the experts.  

We offer the following airsports, Paragliding, Hang gliding, Paramotoring, Microlighting (in flex-wing and sports light aircraft) and kiting and kite surfing.  We are a Flight School with over 20 years of experience.

Airways Airsports is run by pilots who are committed to sharing their love of flying with anyone wanting to learn to paraglide, hang glide, paramotor or microlight. Our instructors range from a three-times World Champion, World Record holders, British Cross Country Champion, British Distance Record Holder, Royal Aeroclub Gold Medal winner and former members of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Teams.

We fly from our own airfield at Darley Moor on the edge of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Our clubhouse has comfortable seating and a café selling home-made food and drinks.  Our viewing platform gives you a commanding view of the airfield where you can watch what’s going on with a cuppa in hand.

Come and Visit Us

Airways Airsports is based at our own airfield just to the south of the beautiful Derbyshire town of Ashbourne, right on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Whether you’re flying, learning to fly or are coming with a friend who’s flying you’ll love our friendly clubhouse and café.

Our club-room is unique within the world of free flight schools, with comfortable seating, serving a selection of homemade food and drinks.