If you have an accident, witness an accident or discover a problem with your kit, please report it to the BHPA using the incident report form.

You can see the BHPA response to incidents in their incident report pages

Formal Investigations / Informal Investigations



Before flying, make sure you are aware of any Notices to Airmen that might affect your flight.


Or alternatively, Notices To Airmen Interactive NOTAM Map on the UKGA site.

(Information about military low flying Low flying timetable)


Mid week flying? Please submit a CANP to notify the military and other air users.  (To reduce duplicate notifications please also post a comment in the Malvern Flyers Telegram group with the details, if you can.)

Chris Williams's Template to simplify CANP creation (link here)

BHPA CANP info here:

You can also access the CANP system on Freephone 0800 515544.

Emergency parachutes

Your descent rate on a emergency parachute depends on :

  1. The design of the canopy

  2. The area of the canopy (the bigger the better)

  3. The weight of you and your kit


Mike Townsend, who is our local parachute expert and registered BHPA packer, has devised a spreadsheet to save you the trouble of getting your slide rules out. Follow the link to the Emergency Parachute Calculator to load it. (To use it you will need Microsoft Excel or Open Office loaded onto your computer, and will need to enable Macros).

Mike offers a repack service to club members for £25, or can often be found at club meetings if you need advice.

If you need to find him in a hurry, try email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone:  01242 232532 Mobile:  07791 585830