Tandem Paragliding on the South Downs

Natural High Paragliding’s specialist tandem pilots give you the chance to experience paragliding without the need for hours of expensive training.

Fly With Natural High

Natural High Paragliding’s specialist tandem pilots give you the chance to experience paragliding without the need for hours of expensive training.
Whether you want to get a taste for paragliding before committing, get a new perspective on the South Downs floating peacefully above them, or have a high-adrenaline introduction to acrobatic flying, a tandem flight is the place to start.

Frequently asked questions:

Flying is for everyone! My oldest passenger so far was nearly 100 years old! Anyone under 18 needs written parental consent.

You just need to be able to take a few steps on take-off and landing, and spend the rest of the time sitting comfortably in the harness. We can accommodate most people’s needs, so if you have any concerns, just contact us first.

The BHPA (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) operate a flyability scheme that subsidises people with various disabilities. I fully support this scheme and if possible will fly people with disabilities. Please ring and have a chat to find out more.

Yes. There is an element of risk but done correctly the risks are lower than that of horse riding, skipping or even crossing the road. I have worked all over the world flying tandems and have made thousands of flights. Your safety is my first priority.

No. A lot of pilots claim to be scared of heights. For most people, the moment we are airborne, fear and anxiety vanish.

I guarantee a 20 minute flight, but it is often more. I also offer good discounts for students or groups. Contact me if you want to know more.

I guarantee at least 20 minutes flying time although it is usually more like half an hour depending on the conditions and number of bookings. I recommend you set aside at least half a day so we can wait for the conditions to be just right. Also one of the sites requires a gentle half hour walk to the launch.

All our flying sites are in East Sussex between Devil’s Dyke, just north of Brighton in the west of the county to Beachy Head which is right beside Eastbourne. The site we fly is determined by the wind direction and strength.

Yes! We treat clouds with caution. It’s a little known fact that over 250 clouds crash land in the UK every day.

Check out some of the videos and photos of the people I’ve flown – they speak for themselves! All I do is tandems, flying all over the world. You won’t find yourself being juggled to fit into the schedule of a school that is trying to teach students who are learning to fly themselves. I honestly believe I offer a better and more fun experience than the other operators! But I would say that, wouldn’t I?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
02/06/2024
Had a wonderful flight with Owen who was friendly and professional and made me feel totally safe. He tailors the experience so if you want some aerobatics, he'll do that or if not, like me, you get something more gentle that allows you to appreciate the beautiful views. Owen really tries to make sure you get a decent flight time and the weather and conditions were amazing today and the flight was really long.
Riya Poulose
Riya Poulose
23/08/2023
I had a amazing experience today. Thank you 😊😊
Sreya ann Jose
Sreya ann Jose
23/08/2023
I had the best time of my life today. Amazing pilot. This experience ticked off one of my wishes in my bucket list.😍❤️
Silpa Silpa
Silpa Silpa
23/08/2023
Had a good day. Really enjoyed it 😊
Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
23/07/2023
Joint birthday present with my mum (aged 77). Neither of us had done anything like this before. Owen put us both at ease and we felt totally confident. Both had a great experience. Fantastic views. When the wind picked up too much to take mum down at the end (she didn't weigh enough for the conditions) Owen took my son who is heavier and more robust on a ride instead. Great day out that we found can be shared from 18 - 77years at least!
Abraham Beal
Abraham Beal
24/10/2022
Owen is an fantastic pilot who gave me the experience of a lifetime. As the weather wasn't playing ball on the first outing he persevered to make sure I get what was offered. We met up again a few days when the weather was better and we had a wonderful flight. I am so thankful for this. He is a lovely guy who makes you feel safe, yet exhilarated (if that is your thing). I can't recommend the experience highly enough and am definitely going to go back and have another flight.
Georgina paget
Georgina paget
16/10/2022
Owen provided us all with a really good experience.what was so generous was making the dreams of our guest from Ukraine come true not long after she arrived here by showing her Sussex from the sky. Owen is hugely experienced and a lovely guy to deal with. Thank you
Claudia Mouchel
Claudia Mouchel
20/09/2022
We had an amazing time paragliding with Owen! He is great pilot and made my flight an unforgettable experience! The views from Devil's Dyke are beautiful and I definitely recommend doing this with a friend or with family on a sunny day! Thanks Owen for this!
Angela Moore
Angela Moore
12/08/2022
As a birthday present for our daughter we bought her a tandem paragliding experience. It was all very organised, from booking to the actual day. We met Owen at Newhaven, who was polite and professional; we felt at ease straight away. The whole experience was one to remember, our daughter enjoyed every minute. Thank you Owen
Lucy Dunleavy
Lucy Dunleavy
06/05/2019
Owen is very professional and I felt totally safe the whole time, I very much recommend this. Fantastic views above Devil's Dyke and very exhilarating! Thank you Owen for a brilliant tandem flight, it was loads of fun, something I have always wanted to try.

Customer Reviews

5/5

“In short..amazing day, I would thoroughly recommend Owen as being the man to take you tandem paragliding. Great fun! It was a dream I’ve had for years… and it didn’t disappoint! Go on..you only live once and this experience is one that I shall remember forever 🙂 “Thanks Owen!”

5/5

“Owen is very professional and I felt totally safe the whole time, I very much recommend this. Fantastic views above Devil's Dyke and very exhilarating! Thank you Owen for a brilliant tandem flight, it was loads of fun, something I have always wanted to try.”