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Want to Learn to Fly?

You must join the BHPA, who govern the sports of paragliding and hang gliding in the UK before you can join the DSC. Additionally you must complete some basic training before you can fly with other members of the club. There are several schools in the Derbyshire area, and lots of information on the BHPA website:

Want to find out more? Sign up for free at the DSC forum to find out, or visit to learn more about the sport.

Want to Join?

Already a BHPA member? Simply download and complete the membership form and send it to our Membership Secretary Mick Bostock

Already Joined: Questions?

Call our New Members Officer Chris Dervin on 079212 36682 or email or visit the DSC Forum

There are many reasons and benefits to joining the DSC, we’re a jolly bunch, and we want to help you have the most fun possible, while staying safe and sound, but definitely not on the ground.

The DSC  was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality to members ever since. Located in the picturesque and delightful Derbyshire Peak District, DSC has over 500 members and does all kinds of awesome things for and over the Peak.

For questions and answers, you could go say hi in our DSC forum to meet some of the other members in the community.

Speak to us today!

We’ll be happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have, expert or beginner, hangy or floppy, let our team help you get airborne.


The new hangie over Castleton yesterday. ...

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Can I ask, who was this in the picture? I made a 'cock up' after about 90 min of being on Mam tor, first flight from this side so relatively happy! But I allowed myself to get caught close to the top of the ridge and found myself fighting not to be blown back. I was 'hung' around this spot for a good 30 seconds or so, and if this person here noticed any useful feedback after seeing me, I'd be grateful :)

I managed to break it, fly forward and get some lift again but feedback from anyone who saw me today would be most welcome :) Thanks to Richard (didn't catch your last name) who gave me some great pointers. ...

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Anybody out? Foggy on mam cams and sat pic,sunny in Chapel 5 min from Mam, gusty at times... ...

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Heading up to Mam, with the hope that the weather clears as forecast...anyone else going out today? ...

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Good day on saturday, just before i took off i saw someone who had just left the ground getting blown back and not gaining height, while this was going on they were trying to get their feet into their pod. I've never had a pod but i was wondering if this is normal? it seemed like he wouldn't have been able to land properly if it had come to it. ...

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