Manx Paragliders is the short name for the Manx Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club which has been active in one form or another since the 1990s. Initially the focus was almost exclusively on hang gliding but today only one island resident pilot owns a serviceable hang glider, to the best of our knowledge.
Our agreements with farmers and landowners have been formed over decades and much effort goes into maintaining good relations as well as finding new sites.
The Manx Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club operates under the umbrella of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and it is a condition of membership of our club that our members belong to the BHPA and therefore carry the third party insurance cover that is provided to BHPA members. Visitors who wish to take out Associate Membership will be expected to hold BHPA or similar cover.
There are curently around 20 active pilots in our club. We welcome new members from the Isle of Man, from other clubs in the British Isles and from overseas and we do our best to make visitors welcome. See our Members Area for details.
We do not have the facilities to train new pilots on the Isle of Man but there are numerous training organisations in the UK and continantal Europe that are approved by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and these are discussed in Pilot Information. If you would like to learn to fly then we will do our best to help you to find a training school that suits your needs,
We hope that you will find the information that you are looking for on our website. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.