Resources useful to Pilots
Below are a bunch of websites that might prove useful. If you know of another one that should be here, please contact us and we'll add it. Thanks.
Developed by BHPA members Pete Logan and Chris Williams this website app makes incredibly easier to submit NOTAMs and to check existing ones. Remember to submit one before heading out, it can take up to 4 hours to be processed. Here is the BHPA help site on how to do it.
Gavin McClurg's Free Flight Podcast
An awesome resource and source of entertainment. 'The Skipper' interviews the great the good of the free flight world who impart their wisdom and regail the listener with tales of epic flights and epic fails. Well worth a listen.
Highland Pilot, Warwick Lister-Kaye, who created this website, has a YouTube Channel dedicated to his paragliding - most of which takes place in the Highlands. Have a look and remember to subscribe if you like what you see!
Throw away your paper maps!
ViewRanger is a superb mapping & GPS app for your phone, allowing you to purchase and download detailed maps of the whole of the UK if you wish. It will show you your location, record GPS tracks, tell your friends where you are and much more.
Widely used by paragliders to analyse the terrain and find the best route to launch.
Render a panorama from any point in the Scottish Highlands. The resulting image is annotated with peak and top names. Not much to do with paragliding but a fantastic tool for anyone that loves the hills.
The only Highland paragliding and paramotoring school
Beyond Extreme - based on the shores of Loch Ness - is a BHPA registered paragliding school, which also offers tandem flight experiences. Please note that Beyond Extreme is in no way affiliated with the Highland Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.
"If you aren't using an inReach when you're flying xc, forgive my language, but you're an a-hole." Gavin McClurg, Cloudbase Mayhem. The Garmin inReach is a satellite tracker with two way messaging capabilities. It weighs less than a packet of cigarettes and has an annual cost of less than six Starbucks coffees a month. An absolutely invaluable piece of kit if you want to go over the back - offering you, your flying buddies and your family peace of mind and it could one day save your life. An absolute no brainer.