Booking Conditions

We ask that you complete your training within one year. You can continue training after the first year limit but may be expected to purchase extra days.

Active Edge will not qualify any student until that student reaches the required standard set by BHPA. We reserve the right to call a halt to training in the interest of a student's safety.

We operate an Online Booking system. The first day of an Elementary Pilot Course (EPC) and Funday is usually on a Saturday. Once you have completed the EPC's first day, you can book any day. Prices include training & equipment use.


You have a seven-day refund cancellation period after purchasing any of our courses. Due to the nature of our business, once the seven-day cancellation period has expired, there can be no refunds for any reason. There is no cancellation period if your start date is within seven days of the purchase. If you are booked on a course during any part of your training and decide not to attend, you must give us at least 48 hours' notice or risk forfeiting that day. Gift vouchers are non-refundable but valid for a whole year from the issue date. Sorry, but we must be strict on these points to ensure the continuing survival of our business.

Inclement weather

All our training and experience days are weather dependent. Active Edge and its instructors cannot be held responsible for the fickle nature of the British climate. If you are unfortunate with the weather during your booked dates, we will time credit you the lost day or days for up to 1 year to be taken at your convenience - keep rebooking the next available date until you get a good weather slot. As with all weather-dependent sports, patience can sometimes be required, but the rewards are vast in comparison. If you are not patient, we suggest weather-dependent sports are not for you. Note: No money refunds due to inclement weather are possible on any days booked.

BHPA membership

If you are booked on these courses, you must pay for either daily (funday only), three months, or annual membership of the BHPA on your start day. We'll let you decide which membership is best for you. Please remember to bring payment with you on the first day of your course, we cannot give credit, and you cannot train without it. Membership prices were below correct in April 2023. Please bring cash for Daily Membership and your credit/debit card for three months and annual memberships.

1 day (Funday only) - £29 (cash only)
3 month £104.00 + £30.00 joining fee - total £134.00
Annual £169.00 + £30.00 joining fee - total £199.00


Paragliding is a potentially dangerous sport. If you require personal insurance, see


Once you have registered and booked, you must check the "Daily Briefing" on the website in your account on the morning of your course at 8.15 am to determine weather suitability. If the weather is good, the "Daily Briefing" will typically ask you to text Dean your name on 07793 678133 to check in, and the "Daily Briefing" will tell you where and when to meet. We usually meet at Watershed Mill. Langcliffe Road SETTLE BD24 9LR, in the Cafe around the back at 10.15 am.

Remember to bring on the day - payment for BHPA membership cash for Funday debit/credit card for other memberships, boots with ankle support, food and plenty of drink, warm clothing, thin gloves for hand protection, sunglasses, and sun protection. So that you know, shorts and short sleeves are unsuitable for training. 

If you need to arrange accommodation, we recommend for B&B and camping, quote Active Edge. Alternatively, Settle Tourist Information has a wide choice of accommodations. Tel: 01729 825192

We look forward to introducing you to one of the best sports in the world!