Links

Administration

British Hang gliding and Paragliding Association

Welsh Free Flight Federation

Aeronautical Information Service

UK airspace files

Garmin UK airspace files

Clubs

Long Mynd Soaring Club

Malvern Hang Gliding Club

Mid-Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

North Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

Snowdonia Sky Sports

South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

South West Wales Soaring Club

Welsh Borders Paragliding Club

Moelfre Rowing Club

There is a full list UK clubs on the BHPA website.

Schools

Mid-Wales Paragliding Centre

Local school run by club member and sites officer Steve Griffiths

Axis Paragliding and Paramotoring

Highly recommended Abergavenny based school

Fly West Wales

BHPA registered school near Swansea. Also runs courses in Algodonales, Spain.

Leavesley Aviation

PG school specialising in guiding and tandems in the Shropshire hills.

Beyond Extreme

PG school in Shropshire

Para-excellence

PG school in North Wales

Skydragons Paragliding

PG & Paramotor school in North Wales

Snowdon Gliders

PG school in North Wales

There is a full list of UK schools on the BHPA website.

Weather

Nowcasts

XC Weather

Free site with data from METARS and Buoys. Aberporth airfield and buoy give reasonable readings for Mid Wales.

Skylink Weather

Same data source as XC weather.

Wendy Windblows

Network of weather stations with access by subscription or premium phone lines. Has no stations in Mid Wales.

Webcams

Snowdon Webcams

Two webcams in Eryri.

http://myndcam.com/

Two webcams and weather station at the Long Mynd

Gliding Forecasts

Weatherjack

General Forecasts

Metcheck for Aberystwyth

WindGuru for Anglesey

BBC Weather Centre's forecast for Wales

Met Office Forecasts

Brecon Beacons

Eryri (Snowdonia)

Aberystwyth

Wales

Competitions

British paragliding competitions

British hang gliding competitions

UK National Cross Country League

Recommended Websites

General

Cross Country Magazine

Excellent free flight magazine.

Paraglide.be

Excellent Belgian PG website.

Paragliding Forum

International free flight discussion forum.

Flying Holidays

Caribbean Free Flying

Paragliding guiding in the Dominican Republic with Julian Molina.

Leavesley Aviation

PG school running guided paragliding holidays in Bulgaria.

FlySpain

BHPA registered school & XC guiding, Algodonales, Spain.

flypiedrahita

Steve Ham's guiding in Piedrahita, Spain.

Active Edge

UK based school also offering courses and holidays abroad.

Austrian Arena

Kelly Farina's accommodation and XC courses in Mayrhofen, Austria.

Hang gliding

Hang Gliding and the Oz Report

Davis Straub's daily hang gliding news.

Paragliding

Ojovolador

Excellent Spanish paragliding website (in English!).

Jérôme Daoust's paragliding page

Huge collection of paragliding tips, data, images, videos, and more.

Paragliding Perspectives

Lowell Skoog's huge site.