We are a small group of enthusiastic paragliding pilots who are able to share the
opportunity for excitement, thrills, pleasure and challenge, offered by the sport
of paragliding. We operate at Barton Aerodrome, Manchester, Saturday & Sunday mornings
(0630 in the car park), weather permitting. Bank holidays, too. We normally operate
from around April, to somewhere around October/November. In summer, we try to get
some in in the evenings.
Through winter, video conferencing will have to do. Details are posted in Facebook
Important information regarding prospective new/student members ...
It can be frustrating, we know.
Go outside your door. Does it look half decent?
Look up. Are the clouds inviting? (Not scudding along at 100mph!)
Is it raining?
Is the forecast good? (look for around 10mph max for Barton - the BBC weather is
Has your door blown to because of the wind? Is your wig still on?
What’s the pressure? Rising? High? Dropping? Low?
After your assessment, if still in doubt, call someone to verify.
This is actually part of your training. It’s important for you to get a grip on the
weather, and figuring this out is vital. There will be occasions that you get to
Barton and you are alone.... That just means you got it wrong. You haven’t climbed
a mountain though, have you? No problem, go back to bed, and learn.
There are lots of days we have to be optimistic, and just go for it. Lots of those
times, we meet in the car park, get blown about, get wet, chat, curse, and go back
to bed. It happens.
We still get more flights than any other club in the country over the year.
(Don’t believe me? Prove different!)
Sadly, we have folded as a club, and will no longer be paragliding at Barton.
This site will remain for a while, for historical purposes.
Our pilots are still flying the hills, though!
See you there?
Current start time in the car park: N/A
Latest & most up to date information as to what we are doing is available in our
members only groups...
Main contact board.
We are no longer training any new members, or undertaking any tow conversions for
the foreseeable future