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 Gin Yeti, Boomerang and Boomerang Manufacturers Safety Notice Safety warning stressing the importance of regular checks for these wings
pdf Sup'Air Safety Notice - Harness Buckles Issued 6 August 2008: Please check your harness for potential buckle malfunction. Certain Sup'Air and Gin harnesses are affected.
Sup'Air have issued a safety notice for a potential problem with a batch of light quick release buckles fitted to certain of their's and Gin's harnesses.
A few harnesses equipped with light quick release buckles have experienced involuntary releases of the locking mechanism in flight and primarily with the front ( red ) Safe-T buckle.
pdf AAIB June 2008 Report - FreeX Arcane fatal incident Investigation into a fatal accident near Woldingham, Surrey in Septeber 2007
pdf AAIB June 2008 report - Paramotor accident Investigation into a fatal accident involving a paramotor at Chavenage Green Airstrip, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire in June 2007
pdf USA 2007 Paragliding Accident Summary Annual safety summary from the United States Hang Gliding and paragliding Association. Note that hang gliding summaries are not available after 2005
pdf Sup'Air Harness Safety Warning Reserve Deployment Issue on Sup'Air Alti-X and Evo XC Harnesses
pdf AAIB Incident Report, Airwave Sport 3-L paraglider Report into fatality at White Rocks, Portrush, Northern Ireland in September 2006
pdf AAIB Incident Report, UP Makalu wing and Sup'air X-Alps harness Report into fatality at Wether Fell, Hawes in May 2007
pdf BHPA 2006 Safety Report The annual report from the BHPA detailing safety issues in the previous year