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Parascending Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Take part in a parascending course. Show that you can:
    • demonstrate a good landing roll
    • put on a harness and adjust it
    • assist on more than two occasions as tensiometer reader, observer or log keeper.
  2. Learn the main characteristics and different types of parachutes used by
  3. Show a basic knowledge of the theory of flight.
  4. Experience at least four parascending flights. If you’re under 14, you must take your flights in tandem and under instruction from a BHPA
    dual qualified instructor.


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility.


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