Welcome to South Downs! We offer an amazing tandem flights for everyone who want to see the world from a bird’s eye view.
Flying a paragliding tandem flight as a passenger is the most accessible way to experience the joy of paragliding without committing to a course or having a pilot license.
There are more or less no requirements on the passenger, so you can enjoy the stunning views around you or pay full attention to your camera. Just before take-off you receive short induction and safety instruction from our experienced pilots. You will also learn how the paraglider launches, steers and lands. The flight can be an easy and smooth or a proper roller coaster with acrobatic bits. You choose. Lots of our passengers decide to extend their basic flights to thermal flight while airborne. That’s not a problem, but is at extra cost.
If the conditions are good, you will get the chance to fly the paraglider yourself! Unfortunately, we live on planet Earth, so good weather cannot be guaranteed. We will stay in touch to keep you informed about the last weather updates and plans.
We have experienced tandem pilots, who have flown thousands of tandem flights. They will never commence flight operations unless they are sure that conditions are safe to do so. We operate our tandem flights in the beautiful South Downs.
A tandem paragliding flight is a fantastic and unusual gift or present, so you can buy a gift voucher to please your relatives, girlfriend or perhaps your boss. Vouchers are valid for 12 months, so the recipient can book in when they have their free time. Please note, our maximum passenger weight limit is 120kg. We provide you with the third party insurance and we only use the latest certified equipment.
Our offer of Tandem paragliding flights
Basic tandem flight
An easy going panorama 20 – 30 minutes flight. Calm soaring and relaxed thermals make you feel very comfortable. This flight is perfect for newbies or really scared ones. After the flight all passengers are genuinely pleased and excited.
Acro tandem flight
This adrenaline flight is for people who love an action. 5-15 minutes acro flight consist of wingovers and deep spiral where we descend in speed up to 15m/s. Lots of truly excitement and fun guaranteed!
Cross Country tandem flight
On this type of flight, we try to fly as far as possible, normally 10-25 km and the flight last about 30 – 50 minutes (depends on the conditions). As we cover a certain distance and use all available thermals you will get a real feeling in flying like a bird! This is only recommended to clients with previous experience who are highly flexible with time as we need a good weather with thermals to fly away. Please purchase a standard ticket and depending on the conditions on the day you will pay the extra to pilot on the hill if we manage to fly the XC flight.
Is it a gift? Just email or text us after you purchased your voucher with the name of the person who it’s for and your personalised message and we’ll create a nice voucher for them.
Flyability – Having a disability doesn’t need to stop you flying. People with disabilities may be able to get their flight sponsored. Contact Flyability for more details.
Prices and booking
We will tailor the 20-30 minutes flight for you, so if you want an introduction to aerobatic flying, this will be included at no extra charge. We also include your BHPA membership, so there are no hidden extras on the day.
🛒 Single Tandem Flight
🛒 Double Tandem Flight
🛒 3 people Tandem Flight
🛒 4 people Tandem Flight
🛒 Student under 18
For group 5+ please get in touch.
Cross Country flight – Negotiable (For Cross country flights please purchase a standard single ticket. Final price will be negotiated and added on the day with the pilot depending on the current weather conditions. XC flying is highly recommended only to customers with previous tandem experience. Time flexibility needed.)
What to bring
- A sturdy pair of boots
- A suitable clothing
- Snack and drink
When you book
We’ll email you your voucher which is valid for a whole year. When you’re ready, just call us 3-4 days prior to your preferred day to book your experience. But don’t leave it until the last minute! Remember paragliding is weather dependent, so you may need to try more than once.
The night before
Call us the night before your booking to check the weather for the next day and confirm if we’re able to go ahead. We’ll also confirm our meeting point as the site depends on the wind and weather.
On the day
Bring some warmer clothes as it will be colder up in the air than it is on the ground. You’ll need good boots. You may also want to bring some snacks or drinks with you as you may be waiting for a while until the conditions get just right.
On the site, we’ll fit you with a helmet and harness and show you everything you need to do.
When the conditions are right, which depends on the day, we’ll have the flight. Remember to talk to your pilot about what you want from the flight – a gentle float about, or the chance to experience acrobatic flight. You can even have a go at flying the glider yourself if you want to!!
You’ll be able to get pictures and videos of your flight. We’ll tell you more about this on the day.
IMPORTANT: Please follow these simple site rules.
Close all gates behind yourself, park up responsibly and ensure enough room for large farm vehicles to access their tracks and gates. Take your rubbish home, avoid bringing dogs but if it is unavoidable then they must be kept on leads. Do not obstructing any flying activity on the hill. Please respect others, local environment and the land owners.
Brighton area meeting points