Learn about the work of the Welsh Free Flight Federation.

The Welsh Free Flight Federation

The Welsh Free Flight Federation (WFFF) exists to promote and develop the sport of hang gliding and paragliding in Wales, and to foster co-operation and understanding amongst the Welsh Clubs.

The WFFF is a member of the Outdoor Pursuits Group of the Welsh Sports Association, and is recognized by the Sports Council for Wales as the representative group for the sport of hang gliding and paragliding in Wales.

The WFFF is also a member of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA).

Membership of the Welsh Free Flight Federation is open to any democratically constituted BHPA club whose base and activities are centred within the borders of Wales.

The Federation currently consists of five autonomous clubs who between them control the majority of hang gliding and paragliding sites in Wales.
  • The North Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
  • Snowdonia Skysports
  • The Mid Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
  • The SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
  • The SW Wales Soaring Club
Click on the appropriate area of the map for further information
and club contacts.
Snowdonia SkysportsNorth Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
Mid Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
SW Wales Soaring ClubSE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club

Members of these five regional clubs are automatically members of the WFFF, and enjoy access to many of the best flying sites in Wales through the reciprocal flying arrangements that exist within the Welsh Free Flight Federation.

But it's not a free for all, and not all Welsh sites are covered by this scheme. In some instances sites have been excluded because of particular local difficulties, and it's therefore essential that Federation members contact the appropriate resident club before flying their sites for the first time.

The Federation is keen to foster responsible attitudes, and asks members to always ensure that they are aware of current site rules before flying an unfamiliar site. For the moment this is best achieved by purchasing a sites guide from the relevant resident club.

In the interest of safety, please report all accidents or incidents on Welsh Flying sites
A copy of the appropriate BHPA Incident Report Form is available on the download page.

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