Courses

Coronavirus update

We are committed to following the latest and best advice on how best to deal with Coronavirus.

We will look at our courses and make a definite call 4 weeks before the start date and if, as a result of the restrictions imposed by virus, it is impossible or inadvisable we will cancel the trip. In this event you will be offered either the opportunity to apply your deposit to another trip and be given priority booking on that trip or you will be offered a full refund. I am sorry if this causes any inconvenienceĀ but be assured that we will do everything we can to reduce the impact

Flight Culture has been running trips abroad since 2000. We offer activity holidays with a terrific social atmosphere, incredible gastronomy along with plenty of flying. Many of our holidays also accommodate non-flying partners or friends and they will always be included with the rest of the group. We want to provide an environment where the group is happy and relaxed, as this in turn reflects on flying progress

We teach in the UK during the summer months and focus on basic access courses (BHPA Elementary Pilot). You will need to complete one of these before going on to a full qualification paragliding or paramotoring course.

The big difference between trips outside the UK and UK based courses is that on foreign trips you are paying for our time and we will take you as far as we can while you’re out with us. While we pick destinations for the reliability of conditions, we can’t make any guarantees about the weather.

On our UK based courses, should we loose time due to the weather, we will offer you additional days at no extra cost but we do not do so on trips.

We have specific destinations for every level of pilot; for example Dune de Pyla is a safe environment for your first few hops, or for Club Pilots we have advanced manoeuvres in Switzerland where you can push yourself and your glider to the limit. If you looking for adventure and culture, how about Argentina? With expert tuition from all our dedicated staff we have the means to really get the best out of you while maintaining a very individual approach. You will receive all the lectures you need and when you are ready we will encourage you to take your theory exams. Once you are qualified, flying becomes a very realistic dream that you can follow forever.

If we are unfortunate and have a day that is non-flyable, we don’t simply abandon you. We’ll have a whole host of other activities from walking inside volcanoes and lava tubes to go-karting, horse riding or surfing; whatever your interest, we have enough local knowledge to advise you. One of our specialities is our group meals. CFI John Welch, worked as a head chief in France and cooks specialities from that region, as well as some exclusive recipes passed on by Grandma Welch. You’ll get everything from three course meals to Argentinean asados, using the finest ingredients that the local area has to offer.

When you leave us you will take away more than just flying experiences; you’ll have new friends and memories that will last forever.