hang gliding for the disabled
is the disability Initiative of the British Hang Gliding &
Paragliding Association. The BHPA is the UK governing body of the
sport of hang gliding and paragliding.
aims to promote and provide opportunities for people with
disabilities to participate in the sport of hang gliding,
paragliding and other related forms of flight."
does not simply take people with disabilities flying, but strives to
motivate people with disabilities to become involved in the sport of
hang gliding and paragliding and to train as pilots.
encourages people with disabilities to train at the BHPA registered
school of their choice - alongside able-bodied student pilots (where
Flyability's work in the sport, focuses around changing peoples
perception of disability and their attitudes toward people with
disabilities. Disability awareness, education and advice play key
roles in Flyability's aims and objectives, as does the development
of specialist equipment, training and flying techniques.
promotes and funds tandem flying for people with disabilities who
may be unable to fly alone. Flyability's first time tandem Air
Experience flights and its solo Student Pilot Scholarships are the
main use of its charitable funds.
Flyability Initiative has formal status within the BHPA's structure
and reports directly to the BHPA's Executive Council on disability
related matters within the sport.
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