Welcome to Cloudbase Paragliding | Paragliding in Wiltshire

Welcome to the wonderful world of paragliding, the closest you will get to flying like a bird!

Paragliding is an incredibly rewarding and exciting sport that is suitable for anybody with a basic level of fitness and a sense of adventure. Whether soaring above the local hills, flying up to the clouds on cross-country flight, or experiencing flying adventures in another part of the world, there is nothing quite like it.

It is, however, a weather dependent sport that requires patience, especially in out green and pleasant land! Paragliding is a fair weather activity and particularly during your training the 'weather window' is quite small and you need to be aware that just because the sun is shining, it may not be a good day to train.

At Cloudbase Paragliding we pride ourselves on providing top quality training, turning out well trained and competent pilots who are ready for club flying, rather than the 'sausage factory' approach of cramming training into a concentrated period. This ensures our students have a full understanding of theoretical subjects, developed practical skills, and are introduced seamlessly to the club environment that they are about to fly with. You will be flying at local club sites as well our private training sites and be introduced to the coaches and members, so that on leaving the school you will be able to join the your club without stress, as you will have all the knowledge and skills required. There is no substitute for experience and at Cloudbase Paragliding we will ensure you will finish your course with all the required skills and more. Most importantly, we will make your training fun and you will meet many other students who will share the experience with you.

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Cloudbase Paragliding News
  • CP training and Tandems
    We had another day of training CP students on the 7/7/16.  The forecast was for strong conditions all day so only the CP students were called in. As I was busy with students Dave came in and took Tim on … Continue reading
  • Can this really be true????
    Two days of EP and CP training in a row. Well done to David Molloy for completing your CP training today with some text book flights. Congratulations to Dave and Ben for completing your EP course in just two days, … Continue reading
  • Training on the Summer Solstice 21/06/16
    Well what a fantastic days training for the EP and CP group. Despite the strong wind we managed a full days flying in almost perfect conditions. Congratulations to Peter Littledale for completing your CP, some really great fly buddy. I’m … Continue reading
  • Training EP Students 09/06/16
    We had a lovely morning training EP students today until the wind completely dropped to nothing. Welcome to our crazy sport Graeme and Rob. Congratulations to Nic and Tom for passing your EP exams with 96% and 100% well done.  … Continue reading
  • CP training 17/05/2016
    We had a lovely morning’s training starting at 7 AM. Congratulations to Peter Littledale on completing a fantastic 20 minute soaring flight on his brand-new Triple Seven Rook II. The wind and thermals blew up by 11 o’clock so time … Continue reading
  • Training again 30/03/16
    After a long look at the weather forecasts we decided to cancel the EP and tasters and call in the CP students.         We meet up at 15:00 for some theory and ground training then flew until sunset. Well … Continue reading
  • Day five and six and week summary
    Day five was another unusually windy day with a strong westerly, but having already covered all the required air tasks for the EP and CP students, we headed off to one of the landing fields for a long session of … Continue reading
  • Greece Day 3&4
    Day three was a non flying day due to stronger winds, but we covered theory lectures ready for the EP exams and had a very pleasant afternoon in the sun. Day four started with a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for … Continue reading
  • Greece Day 2
    Another fantastic day here in sunny Greece. We started the day at the training slope where the EP students completed 5 more medium flights with turns. Then we headed to the bigger mountains for some higher flights with both the … Continue reading
  • Greece Day 1
    So here we are, sat in a lovely little pizzeria with a cold beer at the end of a great first day. The first part of the day was spent at the training slope where the EPs had their first … Continue reading