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Our flying sites on the Isle of Wight


We have some great flying sites on the Isle of Wight and would love to welcome you here.

If you are visiting the Island and want to use our flying sites, please contact us before you arrive. We will be happy to give you the low down on the best places to fly and the places you should avoid!

Many of our sites are in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or on National Trust Land and can be sensitive. The Committee has up-to-date information on any restrictions that are in force and keep members up to date on a regular basis. Visitors and new pilots should take note of the site warnings below.

The usual common sense rules apply:

  • Don’t land in fields where there are animals or crops.
  • If there is no beach, Do not fly the cliffs!  (check Tides)

You can download our Sites Guide by clicking here. Alternatively, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the front cover image Guide.

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Click on the image below to download a PDF of our sites guide.

image of front cover for the Isle of Wight Hangliding and Paragliding Clubs Sites Guide.

What3Words locations for Isle of Wight flying sites are as follows:

  • AFTON: bedding.knowledge.betrayal
  • ALUM BAY: dollars.baseless.revamped
  • ARRETON: jazzy.handfuls.revise
  • ATHERFIELD: painter.litters.flask
  • BONCHURCH: clutches.takers.calms
  • BRIGHSTONE: rigid.operation.smiles
  • CHILLERTON: obey.jeering.essays
  • COMPTON RED CLIFFS: unfilled.poet.frock
  • COMPTON WHITE CLIFFS: hits.outhouse.organ
  • CULVER DOWN: wound.predict.status
  • ISLE OF WIGHT PEARL: lawful.equipping.poet
  • LIMERSTONE DOWN: vision.elevates.before
  • LUCCOMBE: risky.glossed.lyricism
  • ST CATHERINES DOWN: freshest.node.clicker
  • YAVERLAND: brightly.thickened.relax

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