About us

We are a group of hang glider and paraglider pilots who fly in Mid-Wales, roughly from Rhaeadr to Aberystwyth and from Harlech to the Preselis. We provide post-Club Pilot support, negotiate and manage sites to fly in our area, and organise social and training events for our members.

We are affiliated with the Welsh Free Flight Federation so our members are able to fly many of the sites in Wales. In return WFFF members may fly our open sites without paying the daily membership fee.

We are a club of qualified pilots -- we do not teach people to fly. If you would like to learn how to fly a hang glider or paraglider then you must find a school. The Mid-Wales Paragliding Centre is based near Aberystwyth and run by a club member. Other Welsh and nearby schools are listed on the links page, all the schools in the UK are listed on the BHPA website.

How to join

Full instructions are on the how to join page. Full membership costs £10 per year.

Flying our sites

Look at the sites guide for up-to-date information on our sites. Welsh Free Flight Federation members are welcome to fly our open sites, other non-members must pay a daily membership fee.

We'd love for everyone to be able to fly all our sites, unfortunately, some of our sites, marked "members only", are extremely sensititive. These are restrictions placed upon us by the landowners. Please do not fly any of these sites if you are not a member: you risk permanent loss of the site for everybody.

If, on your travels, you see a likely looking hill and fancy flying it, please contact us first as there will probably be a reason that it's not in the sites guide. Flying such hills can jeopardise other hills under our stewardship and we'd rather avoid such issues!

Please note changes on sites guide for Llanddewi Brefi.

The Elan Valley is a members only site. If you're not a member, please DO NOT fly there. You will need to ring the the Elan Valley Trust on 01597 810449 and leave the name of all pilots before they start flying at the site. This is a condition imposed by the landowners and there is a real danger of losing our best SW site if non-members fly here (even if they are accompanied by a full member). Membership is only £10 a year and you can join online. The new website offers a number of advantages, such as individualised login and instant access to the members only part of the website.

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NOTAM

Mid Wales is very often used for military low flying training during the week. This flying takes place below 2000ft and often planes are to be seen flying near our sites. If you don't believe us- http://machloop.co.uk/

Although military pilots are extremely good and usually see us in plenty of time, it makes sense to help them as much as possible. To do this, the RAF has a freephone flying notification service. Please use it...