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  • About Flyability 

    April 22, 2013, 11:25

    What is Flyability? Flyability is the disability initiative of the British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association. The BHPA is the UK governing body of…

    • Clubs and Coaches 

      May 7, 2013, 10:03

      How can we help you Have you got a new disabled members? We can help share ideas for improving access and training for disabled pilots. Need access to…

      • Friendly Faces 

        August 10, 2013, 16:11

        This page helps us keep track of pilots who have volunteered as friendly faces to help Flyability. The group waiting to fly  Steve Kitchen Steve flies…

    • Contact us 

      May 2, 2013, 11:28

      You can contact Flyability in the following ways: Email: Contact@Flyability.org.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flyability/ Twitter: https://t…

    • Current pilots 

      May 3, 2013, 13:37

      How can we help you We are for current pilots too! Need to retrain due to an accident, illness or age? Get in touch to find out if we can help you with…

    • Flyability who's who 

      May 12, 2013, 17:09

      Flyability is run by its trustees in their spare time with some support from the BHPA. George Ransome after flying in Ontur, Spain George Ransome - Chair…

    • Flyability's aims 

      May 2, 2013, 11:32

      Philosophy Flyability aims to encourage disability awareness and education amongst: BHPA Members School Instructors Club & Coaches All…

    • Friend and supporters 

      August 10, 2013, 14:55

      Flyability works with the BHPA, clubs and schools to make hang gliding and paragliding accessible to disabled people. There are many other types of flying…

    • New to flying 

      May 2, 2013, 17:26

      Flyability is a small charity staffed by volunteers in their spare time. In the first instance the best way to contact us is via an email to contact@flyability.…

    • Press info 

      May 3, 2013, 13:16

      About Us Charity no. 1059197  Flyability is the Disability Initiative of the British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association. The BHPA is the UK…

    • Schools and Instructors 

      May 7, 2013, 10:23

      How can we help you Training techniques that help disabled pilots can help training ANY pilot Solutions for students who struggle with knowing right from…

    • Site Map 

      May 7, 2013, 15:24

      This page contains the site table of contents. Use it to quickly find content on this website.

  • How can Flyability help you 

    May 7, 2013, 09:53

    Flying can be very expensive, for disabled people the costs can be even higher as they may need longer to train or to find the type of flying and launch that…

    • Equipment 

      May 2, 2013, 13:59

      Flyability specialist flying equipment The Sanderson buggy being flown solo. PLEASE NOTE: the specialist equipment described below is intended to be used…

      • Chevron paragliding wheelchair 

        August 11, 2013, 15:33

        Flyability Paragliding Wheelchair In 1997 Flyability completed the development, design and testing of a wheelchair that will enable people with severe…

      • Sanderson paragliding buggies 

        August 11, 2013, 15:27

        The Sanderson Mk1 paragliding buggy Sanderson Mk 1 Buggy design This is the simplest and purest solution to the immediate identified problem of conducting…

      • Swanton paragliding buggy 

        August 11, 2013, 15:35

        Swanton paragliding buggy Is a more heavyweight and sturdy buggy than the Sanderson buggies. It can be flown both tandem and solo and from hill or on the…

    • Flyability scholarships 

      May 2, 2013, 11:34

      Tandem Flight Scholarship A tandem flight is an excellent way to sample hang gliding or paragliding to help you to decide if the sport is for you. If you are…

      • Flyability scholarships: Application forms 

        May 2, 2013, 13:56

        Depending on whether you're applying for funding for a one off tandem flight or to pay towards your pilot training will determine which form you need to…

  • How to Donate 

    August 9, 2018, 17:37

    How to make a donation to Flyability Flyability is a registered charity (no. 1059197) in England and Wales. You can check Flyability's charity credentials at…

  • How you can help Flyability 

    May 3, 2013, 13:52

    There are four main routes to help Flyability by donating time or expertise, equipment, information or money. Volunteer Flyability takes quite a lot of time…

  • Site Map 

    May 10, 2016, 17:18

    This page contains the site table of contents. Use it to quickly find content on this website.

  • Success stories and solutions 

    May 7, 2013, 10:35

    Flyability has been helping disabled people fly since 1996. In that time we've helped a lot of pilots and come across a whole range of tips and tricks to help…


Blog Posts

  • Category: About us  (12)
    • Flyability gallery by: admin

      June 7, 2014, 13:55

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    • Category: News  (11)
      • A new paragliding buggy - thanks to Access Unlimited by: admin

        June 11, 2016, 17:08

        Anyone watching the Flyability Facebook page will have seen some recent posts about trainee pilots from the Channel Islands who have been training in Dorset…

      • Countryfile spring special featuring Flyability 20th May 2018, at 7pm on BBC One by: admin

        May 17, 2018, 08:20

        Countryfile spring special featuring Steve Brown in a Sanderson buggy tandem with Andrew from Flying Frenzy Paragliding talking to James Lynchabout his…

      • Donate through eBay by: admin

        February 1, 2018, 20:16

        You can now donate the proceeds of your eBay sales directly to Flyability. This page explains how to do this step by step. To get started you will need an…

      • First Scholarship flight of 2014 by: admin

        May 23, 2014, 12:09

        We're pleased to announce that our first scholarship flight of 2014 has taken place. Chris flew with Andrew Pearse of Flying Frenzy Paragliding in Dorset from…

      • Flyability at the Kendal Mountain Festival by: George Ransome

        November 10, 2017, 14:19

        Flyability has been asked to be the beneficiary of the charity raffle at the 2017 Kendal Mountain Festival. We will be there for the afternoon workshops and…

      • Flying Frenzy training Guernsey pilots by: admin

        October 6, 2015, 18:38

        In August the Guernsey Paragliding Club travelled to Flying Frenzy in Dorset in order to train two of their members to fly. Flyability has worked with them to…

      • Hanggliding in Rio by: admin

        November 18, 2015, 16:40

        Back in June 2015 we received an email from Mark asking for some advice about fulfilling his ambition to fly a tandem hangglider while he was on his holiday in…

      • Lakes MS Flyability day by: admin

        September 7, 2013, 12:32

        In July 2013 Steve Kitchen arranged a series of tandem paraglider flights for people with MS. They flew with help from Gordie at Air Ventures. The following…

      • Thanks to Cumbria Soaring Club by: admin

        February 2, 2014, 19:54

        Flyability is very grateful to have received a generous donation of £750 from the Cumbria Soaring Club raised from the Lakes Charity Classic competition. Th…

      • The Richard Westgate Memorial Tandem Meet by: admin

        August 28, 2014, 17:35

        The donation from Richard's family. Many, many thanks to the Westgate Family who have sent through a donation from the proceeds of The Richard…

      • Try Everything Weekend 25/26 June 2016 by: admin

        June 23, 2016, 12:47

        Airways Airsports, Flyability and Aerobility Charity have come together again for a try anything event! So come along to try HangGliding/ParaGliding/Microlight…

  • Category: How can we help you  (15)
    • Category: Equipment  (6)
      • A new paragliding buggy - thanks to Access Unlimited by: admin

        June 11, 2016, 17:08

        Anyone watching the Flyability Facebook page will have seen some recent posts about trainee pilots from the Channel Islands who have been training in Dorset…

      • First Scholarship flight of 2014 by: admin

        May 23, 2014, 12:09

        We're pleased to announce that our first scholarship flight of 2014 has taken place. Chris flew with Andrew Pearse of Flying Frenzy Paragliding in Dorset from…

      • Lakes MS Flyability day by: admin

        September 7, 2013, 12:32

        In July 2013 Steve Kitchen arranged a series of tandem paraglider flights for people with MS. They flew with help from Gordie at Air Ventures. The following…

      • Paragliding buggy development in Poland by: admin

        September 15, 2013, 10:33

        Paragliding pilot Jedrzej Jaxa-Rozen aka Endrik from Poland has been developing his own buggy for flying for a number of years. The first prototype was a very…

      • Russel's Paragliding and BASE jumping Buggy (USA) by: admin

        September 15, 2013, 10:16

        Russel preparing to launch his buggy Hello, I've been to the flyability website many times now and thought I'd share my experience with you. I'm a T3…

      • Specialist equipment from around the world by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:46

        Update on Paragliding buggy from Poland Swiss paragliding wheelchair French paragliding buggy French Fauteuil Cage paraglider with wheelchair Austrai…

    • Category: Flying Solutions  (13)
      • Can't tell left from right by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:37

        Knowing your left from your right is crucial for a student in training and also for following the rules of the air. One simple low tech solution for telling…

      • First Scholarship flight of 2014 by: admin

        May 23, 2014, 12:09

        We're pleased to announce that our first scholarship flight of 2014 has taken place. Chris flew with Andrew Pearse of Flying Frenzy Paragliding in Dorset from…

      • Flying Frenzy training Guernsey pilots by: admin

        October 6, 2015, 18:38

        In August the Guernsey Paragliding Club travelled to Flying Frenzy in Dorset in order to train two of their members to fly. Flyability has worked with them to…

      • Getting around by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:18

        A number of Flyability's scholarship awards have gone to people who have invested in extra equipment to get around flying sites. Quad bikes Quad bikes can be…

      • Hang glider wheeled launch technique by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:38

        Steve Varden's wheeled launch technique My hang gliding wheeled launches (hill) are slightly different from the conventional foot launches. Therefore I…

      • Hanggliding in Rio by: admin

        November 18, 2015, 16:40

        Back in June 2015 we received an email from Mark asking for some advice about fulfilling his ambition to fly a tandem hangglider while he was on his holiday in…

      • Lakes MS Flyability day by: admin

        September 7, 2013, 12:32

        In July 2013 Steve Kitchen arranged a series of tandem paraglider flights for people with MS. They flew with help from Gordie at Air Ventures. The following…

      • Managing energy levels by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:44

        One of the main problems disabled (and non-disabled) pilots encounter is managing their energy levels. The main solution to this is to be very self aware of…

      • Russel's Paragliding and BASE jumping Buggy (USA) by: admin

        September 15, 2013, 10:16

        Russel preparing to launch his buggy Hello, I've been to the flyability website many times now and thought I'd share my experience with you. I'm a T3…

      • Specialist equipment from around the world by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:46

        Update on Paragliding buggy from Poland Swiss paragliding wheelchair French paragliding buggy French Fauteuil Cage paraglider with wheelchair Austrai…

      • The Joy of (one handed) Paraglider Flying by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:50

        I had been flying for about 2 1/2 years, give or take a month or two, when I lost my left arm, so I knew some of what was necessary to get back into the air…

      • Training pilots with disabilities by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:51

        Training Pilots with Disabilities Steve Varden writes This article is meant to stimulate thought and provoke discussion with regard to the training of…

      • Wheelchair to 500 feet by: admin

        May 8, 2013, 10:53

        by George Ransome now Chairman of Flyability George after his solo I'm sat on a plane from Alicante to Southampton scribbling notes on a sick bag. I…

    • Category: Scholarships  (2)
      • First Scholarship flight of 2014 by: admin

        May 23, 2014, 12:09

        We're pleased to announce that our first scholarship flight of 2014 has taken place. Chris flew with Andrew Pearse of Flying Frenzy Paragliding in Dorset from…

      • Lakes MS Flyability day by: admin

        September 7, 2013, 12:32

        In July 2013 Steve Kitchen arranged a series of tandem paraglider flights for people with MS. They flew with help from Gordie at Air Ventures. The following…

  • Category: Success Stories  (4)
    • First Scholarship flight of 2014 by: admin

      May 23, 2014, 12:09

      We're pleased to announce that our first scholarship flight of 2014 has taken place. Chris flew with Andrew Pearse of Flying Frenzy Paragliding in Dorset from…

    • Lakes MS Flyability day by: admin

      September 7, 2013, 12:32

      In July 2013 Steve Kitchen arranged a series of tandem paraglider flights for people with MS. They flew with help from Gordie at Air Ventures. The following…

    • Category: How have we helped  (4)
      • First Scholarship flight of 2014 by: admin

        May 23, 2014, 12:09

        We're pleased to announce that our first scholarship flight of 2014 has taken place. Chris flew with Andrew Pearse of Flying Frenzy Paragliding in Dorset from…

      • Flying Frenzy training Guernsey pilots by: admin

        October 6, 2015, 18:38

        In August the Guernsey Paragliding Club travelled to Flying Frenzy in Dorset in order to train two of their members to fly. Flyability has worked with them to…

      • Hanggliding in Rio by: admin

        November 18, 2015, 16:40

        Back in June 2015 we received an email from Mark asking for some advice about fulfilling his ambition to fly a tandem hangglider while he was on his holiday in…

      • Lakes MS Flyability day by: admin

        September 7, 2013, 12:32

        In July 2013 Steve Kitchen arranged a series of tandem paraglider flights for people with MS. They flew with help from Gordie at Air Ventures. The following…

  • Category: Uncategorized  (1)
    • to do list by: admin

      February 13, 2013, 11:54

      Phase 1 cookies Check over all copy links to current flyability.org pages Adjust theme to reduce header size (to 70% of current) Images Phase…