Thames Valley Hang Gliding Club

A BHPA Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

Incident Reports

Nick Smith - Safety Officer

Any incident or accident in the club should be reported to the Safety Officer within 24 hours of the incident.  All those affected and witnesses should complete the incident report form from the BHPA (link below).  There is now an online form to make it easier to submit.


It is a legal requirement and your duty as a BHPA member to report air incidents.

Fatal or potentially fatal incidents must be reported to the BHPA, Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) and Police imediately.

Serious incidents should be reported to the BHPA as soon as possible and in all cases an incident report should be submitted to the BHPA within 48 hours using the following form.

BHPA Technical Officers: 0116 289 4316
BHPA Office: 0116 289 4316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
AAIB (24 hours): 01252 512299


Reportable incidents are those which:

  • Involve injury, whether to participants or others.
  • Involve damage to property, whether 3rd party or not.
  • May cause an insurance or legal claim.
  • Involve the use of non-standard equipment or techniques.
  • Involve failed or malfunctioned equipment.
  • Highlight safety points or were unusual.
  • You feel the sport may learn from.
















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Photos in the gallery by: Mike Hibbit and other pilots of TVHGC

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