Q&A

Q: Who can do it?

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

nat high 17Q: How fit do I need to be?

A: 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.

Q: Is it dangerous?

A: 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.

Q: I’m scared of heights. Does that mean I can’t paraglide?

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

Q: Some schools charge less than you. Why?

A: 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.

Q: How long does it take?

A: 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.

Q: Where are you?

A: 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.

Q: Can we crash into a cloud?

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

Q: Why Natural High?

A: 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?

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