Cloud 9 is a full time  professional Hang Gliding & Paraglidng school providing high quality tuition in a fun and friendly environment. 

Run by Graham (Phippsy) and Karen (Kaz) Phipps the school has been operating for over 30 years (previously known as Cornwall Hang Gliding & Paragliding). 


Chief Flying Instructor Graham has over 35 years experience in free flight and has been involved in instructing for nearly as long. Awarded the Anne Welch trophy by the Royal Aero Club in 2008  his contribution to instructing in the flying community was recognised.  A long time member of the British National Hang Gliding team Graham has represented Great Britain on several occasions at top level competition including European and World Championships. He is also actively involved at club level in encouraging and supporting pilots of all experiences.


Karen, as an active Paragliding and Hang Gliding pilot, not only keeps the paperwork at bay but is also a qualified Paragliding instructor and is regularly found out in the field or on the hill.  With a background in education she has the experience to encourage and install confidence with a female touch.


We provide a full service to get pilots flying including a wide range of equipment, “after sales” service and trips abroad. Cloud 9 specializes in flying and does not teach any other sports, when it’s flyable we are flying.