Axis training was first formed in 1997. The Paragliding School has been through several incarnations and locations in this time, always around Abergavenny, which has provided us with access to some of the finest flying sites in the UK.
The Paragliding school concentrates on quality pilot training courses, geared to meet individual needs. We have a remarkable record of success, taking new pilots (beginners) on an overseas course to get them most of the way, or all the way through qualification, in conjunction with training here in South Wales. It is possible to 'mix and match' these courses as required, which is great for adding experience of different environments.
The CFI Steve Millson has been paragliding since 1990, and has been professionally involved with the sport since 1992. Before that he worked as an Assistant Director / Locations manager and Cameraman for many years on some well-known TV, feature films and commercials. He has also several seasons as a
ski guide in the Alps, where the paragliding adventure began. As a BHPA qualified Senior Instructor, Paramotor instructor, and Tandem instructor, Steve will be the guy you do most if not all of your training with. He is also a practicing Buddhist, so if you are looking for the answers to other questions he may have some interesting insights!
Axis use modern and up to date equipment, and often use the Tandem as part of our training tools, something rarely found in other UK schools because of larger group sizes. We also use radios for communication with the student. An area of specialty is the finishing and qualification of pilots, who are struggling to qualify with other schools. Particularly in southern England where small hills, group
size, and lack of soarable sites for all wind directions are common problems.
Pilots who have completed courses with foreign schools, and wish to qualify to UK standards are also welcome here.
Our qualifications are recognized worldwide and are transferable to other systems, (through the F.A.I Parapro system) but more than that,
we prepare you well for paragliding, wherever you may wish to fly. By the end of a course with Axis we are sure we will have helped you become a confident and knowledgeable pilot making the right decisions.
We realize that learning to fly could be a scary and expensive business, and know that excellent training is absolutely vital, to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience. We hope that you choose Axis as the place you come to try this amazing way to fly, and we make a promise to treat you fairly and honestly at all times.
Axis paragliding and paramotoring school map (please note, our meetings for flying days are not here at the office!)
Axis paragliding has fast access by road and rail. (Abergavenny station) It's is about 1 hour from; Birmingham Swansea Worcester Cheltenham and Gloucester. About 40 min's from Bristol, and Cardiff. 20 min's from Newport and Hereford and 2.5 hours from London
Tel: - 01873 850111 Mob: - 07970 421373
Visitors by appointment only. please call first, We are often out training. If we are here you are welcome to pop in for a tea and a chat!