Aerial Activities


Horizon Ballooning Ltd
Unit 5G Blacknest Industrial Park
Blacknest Road, Blacknest, Alton GU34 4PX
Tel: 01420 520505
Enjoy fantastic views over the South Downs on a hot air champagne balloon flight. From spring to autumn balloons fly just after dawn and about two hours before sunset when the winds are light and the air is stable. In winter months flying is often possible throughout the day.

Mid Hants Balloon Club
Tel: 01252 512289
The club covers Hampshire, Southern Berkshire and West Surrey, and draws members from Kent in the east to Wiltshire in the west. If you ever wanted to be part of a balloon crew, learn to fly a balloon or just wanted to be around balloons, this club is for you. There is a varied programme of events throughout the year including club flyouts when conditions permit.

For more information about ballooning, please visit the website of the British Ballooning and Airship Club

Hang gliding and paragliding

Purple Haze Paragliding School
Shoreham Airport, Shoreham by Sea BN43 5FF
Tel: 01903 879241
Well established, BHPA licensed paragliding school specialising in courses for beginners right through to club pilot, flying from various sites on the South Downs including the Devil’s Dyke.

Southern Hang Gliding Club
Club members fly from various sites on the Downs, including the Devil’s

Airworks Paragliding Centre
The Old Station, Glynde, Lewes BN8 6SS
Tel: 01273 858108
Paragliding, hang gliding, powered flight and Kite-surfing school.
Disabled students accommodated – contact to discuss requirements

Flybubble Paragliding
1 Manor Close, Ringmer, Lewes BN8 5PA
Tel 01273 812 442
Flybubble Paragliding is a British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) registered paragliding school based near Lewes. They offer paragliding tuition to the highest levels, as well as tandem paraglider flights, paragliding gift vouchers, and flight equipment sales.

Sussex Hang Gliding and Paragliding
Tollgate, Beddingham near Lewes BN8 6JZ
Tel: 01273 858170
Expert tuition available, from taster days to full qualifications in paragliding and hang gliding. Full range of equipment for sale.

Useful websites
British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Kite flying

Brighton Kite Flyers
73 Sunte Avenue, Haywards Heath RH16 2AB
Tel: 01444 451076

Air Born Kites
42 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN
Tel: 01273 676740


Southdown Gliding Club
Parham Airfield, Pulborough Road, Cootham, Pulborough RH20 4HP
Tel: 01903 742137
Trial lessons and introductory courses for novices and experienced flyers.