Thames Valley Hang Gliding Club

A BHPA Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

Safety FAQ

Nick Smith - Safety Officer

What does the safety officer do?

  • Encourages safer flying through the provision of educational courses. (First Aid courses and the Big Fat Re-packs are examples of these)
  • Acts as a liaison between the BHPA and pilots within a club to improve communication relating to safety.
  • Supports people involved in incidents or accidents and ensures these are documented and that lessons can be learned.
  • Helps all fellow pilots learn from previous incidents or accidents.Help temper the more aggressive or inconsiderate pilot's attitude.

What to do in the case of an accident - read this useful guide on dealing with incidents

If it's a bad accident send a message with your contact details to the club safety officer

What to do if you encounter inconsiderate flying

  • Chat to the person, discuss the issue, if that fails report the pilot to the club safety officer

What will then happen?

  • We will debrief the pilots and see what can be learned from their experience.















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