APEX is a full-time paragliding training school, based on the South Downs near Brighton, around an hour's drive from London. Sussex is one of the friendliest paragliding environments in the UK - rounded, grassy hills and beautiful countryside lend themselves to paragliding, and range from gentle training slopes to 700-foot hills which allow spectacular height gains of thousands of feet to qualified pilots, including famous sites like Devil’s Dyke, Bo Peep, Firle and Ditchling Beacon.
At Apex, we have 24 years experience of defying gravity, dating from the early days of this fantastic sport. We teach small groups and low student-to-instructor ratios, working on both private and local club sites. We are registered with the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, and all Apex instructors are fully registered with the BHPA. Gary Cook, Chief Flying Instructor at Apex, has worked in the sport since 1988, serving on BHPA Training, Safety and Examining Committees and Club Committees.
In addition to teaching, we supply the equipment you will need to become a safe, qualified paraglider pilot; we are agents for all major brands. Our secure online shop stocks a range of books and DVDs about paragliding.
In the 2013-14 season, we hope to start offering specialised Koch winch training on selected weekends, in addition to our usual hill-based training.