84 Sqn ATC Crest

Monday, 24 November 2008

Paragliding Courses Available

The Joint Services Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Centre (JSHPC) at Crickhowell, Powys, is offering the Air Training Corps two one-week paragliding courses this coming February.

The aim of the course is to train you to the Elementary Pilot Certificate (EPC) standard of the British Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA). Alternative activities including high-ropes and mountain biking are available in the event of bad weather precluding flying training.

The cost of the course is just £50 for the whole week. The same EPC course at a civilian centre would cost over £500 - and that's without travel and accommodation!

Applicants must be 16 years old on the first day of the course, be physically fit and weigh between 41kg and 110kg.

The courses assembles late afternoon of Sunday and disperses after breakfast the following Saturday. The dates available are:

PG2/081-7 Feb 09
PG3/0815-21 Feb 09

If anyone would like to bid for a place, we MUST have the paperwork and deposit back by 3 Dec 08 - so ask at the office for application forms ASAP!