Terms & conditions of advertising in Skywings magazine
All publicity advertising the sale or hire of new and used aircraft or the training of pilots must conform to the BHPA¹s conditions of acceptance as set out below. Advertisements must not be misleading, untruthful or indecent. The publisher (BHPA) reserves the right to withdraw any advertisement it deems to be unsuitable for publication.
Please note: Members¹ discounted rate classified advertisements are available only to BHPA members or Skywings subscribers advertising privately. Traders, whether members or not, must pay the full rate.
It is the advertiser¹s responsibility to include details of the current airworthiness certification status, however we reserve the right to add this information to advertisements where it is missing - See below.
All Skywings advertisements are accepted under the following conditions...
1 New hang gliders and paragliders
All advertisements for new hang gliders and paragliders will carry one of the following two clearly legible statements:
BHPA, EN, DHV, LTF, SHV, or HGMA Certification (depending on the certification authority) - In this case each model and size of glider advertised must have this certification. With paragliders the certification classification must be stated, e.g: EN A, LTF 1-2, etc. It must be clear which sizes and models the certification applies to.
No certification - This statement will apply in all other cases.
A. HANG GLIDERS: Classified advertisements and traders¹ display advertisements for second hand HANG GLIDERS should include either of the two clearly legible statements or no statement at all.
BHPA, DHV or HGMA Certification - The glider offered for sale has this certification and carries a verification label to that effect.
Registered - The glider has been previously registered under the BHPA Airworthiness Scheme and carries a verification label to that effect. (A new owner must apply to re-register it with the BHPA office.)
B. PARAGLIDERS: Classified advertisements and traders¹ display advertisements for second hand PARAGLIDERS should include either of the following two clearly legible statements or no statement at all.
DHV/EN/LTF/SHV Certification - The glider offered for sale has this certification and carries a verification label to that effect. The certification classification must be stated, e.g: EN A Standard, LTF 1/2, etc.
Registered - The glider has been previously registered under the BHPA Airworthiness Scheme and carries a verification label to that effect. (A new owner must apply to re-register it with the BHPA Office.)
No statement - In the Ono statement¹ case for both used hang gliders and used paragliders, it is implicit that no certification exists or that no certification status information has been supplied.
3 Advertisement for training
Advertisements for UK-based training are accepted only if the centre offering the training is a BHPA member club or, where this is not the case, the BHPA club providing the training is named in the advertisement.
BMMA schools may advertise FLPA training; advertisements should be clearly marked OBMMA approved¹.
Advertisers offering ab-initio training overseas are encouraged to identify the governing body to which they are affiliated and whether an IPPI Card qualification is offered.
Once you have booked your ad, changes and cancellations can be made by e-mail or telephone up to the monthly deadlines which are: bookings, cancelations and amendments to bookings by the 10th of the month prior to publication (eg 10th April for the May edition); copy to be supplied by 17th of the month prior to publication (eg 17th April for the May edition) Any bookings, amendments or cancelations made after this deadline will be carried over to the following month. If you wish to cancel and receive a refund, please contact us before the booking deadline by e-mail requesting a cancelation.
5 Classified lineage ad notes
Skywings classified lineage ads are published in the printed magazine and reproduced online here on this web site. Please note that the online entries are updated each month around the same time as the printed magazine goes out for distribution.
Remember! when making your booking you are restricted to 30 words including your contact details. But if you make a mistake or forget to add something or wish to make a change, you can do so easily and freely by using the classified ad re-submission form contained here.
6 Supplying artwork (commercial advertisers)
Skywings Magazine uses a Quark Xpress to PDF and postscript rip workflow. We accept suitable artwork supplied as either high quality JPEG or PDF files for imposition into our Quark Xpress layouts, to the following specification: bitmap images at 300dpi (at the appropriate physical size) in CMYK colour, PDF files must have all fonts and graphics securely embedded with any transparent background layers flattened. Please do not supply files with a transparent background. If in doubt, contact us on 020 7193 9133 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . We are happy to help and will do our best to accommodate your requests, but we cannot guarantee your files will reproduce successfully if supplied in any other format than those listed above.
Note: Skywings Magazine, The BHPA or Fargher Design Ltd will not be held responsible for unexpected or unintended reproduction results relating to artwork supplied by a third party. Any agreement entered into with Fargher Design Ltd or other agency to supply artwork is an entirely separate agreement to the sale of advertising space in Skywings magazine.
7 Refund policy
Refunds will be given at the discretion of Skywings' advertising consultant, Fargher Design Ltd. If you wish to cancel an advertisement and receive a refund, please get in touch by e-mail or telephone and we will do our best to help. But, please note that cancelations cannot be made after the published deadlines shown in the printed magazine (the nearest week day to the 10th of the month preceding publication).
8 Payment terms (commercial advertisers)
Unless otherwise arranged with Fargher Design Ltd, all valid bookings must be accompanied by payment. This can be made by payment card or Paypal account via this website, or by bank transfer to the following account:
Bank: Lloyds Branch: Isle of Man Address: Victory House, Prospect Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1AH, British Isles. Account name: Fargher Design Limited Account number: 02899327 Sort code: 30 12 80