ILAFFT (I Learned About Flying From That)

This is the safety page on the CSC Web site. The first document is the BHPA Incident Record Form. Please, if you have an incident however minor, fill in the form and send it to the Club Safety Officer. By showing that safety incidents don't have to involve a fatality, we can convince our insurance company that free flying is like most other sports. Secondly, by sharing your experience, other pilots might not make the same mistake.

Accidents rarely happen by chance. Most accidents because a chain of events come together - most of the time we get away with it; sometimes we don't. Accident reports are published on this page in the hope that better understanding will lead to less accidents. AAIB reports are copyright Air Accidents Investigation Branch. BHPA reports are copyright British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

If you want to get in touch with the Club Safety Officer please use this form

www BHPA Incident Reporting Incident reporting to the BHPA is now on line; follow this link to report an incident. Please report an incident you have witnessed or been involved in if it:
  • Involves injury, whether to participants or others
  • Involves damage to property, third party or not
  • May give rise to an insurance or legal claim
  • Involves non-standard equipment or techniques
  • Involves failed or malfunctioned equipment
  • Highlights safety points or was unusual
  • Is something you feel the sport may learn from


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Link Issue Notes
pdf Sharing the Lakes with Low Flying Jets This article warns of the danger presented to paragliders and hang gliders by low flying military aircraft in the Lake District. A map is included that shows the busiest flow paths for military flights and gives some advice to pilots on how to minimise the dangers.
pdf BHPA Safety Notice for Quick-Out Carabiner
pdf Review of Ed Cleasby's accident on Murton Pike in May 2018 Ian Hazzard reviews Ed's accident and discusses the issues related to heat illness
pdf Safety Bulletin No 15 Coastal Flying and Pre Flight Checks
pdf Safety Bulletin Number 14 Safety Review and Radios
pdf Safety Bulletin No 13 Accident Analysis
pdf Safety Bulletin Number 12 Thoughts on Spring Flying
pdf Safety Bulletin Number 11 Why you want to avoid power lines
pdf Safety Bulletin Number 10 It's all about cloud!
pdf Safety Bulletin Number 9 Mind the Gap, Pressure on Launch, Busy Sites and Full Stalls.