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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.

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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.


After 2 years of planning, in May or June I will be attempting the inaugural *6 Peak Challenge* to raise money for 2 charities.

This will be a hike and fly not seen before, from both the UK's and Yorkshire's biggest mountains, all with a goal of 24 hours!

Find out more by visiting the link below, and if you can, please, please spare a few £s to help the BTA continue to improve people's lives, and the YAA continue to save people's lives! ...

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Lee Hamilton Cooper created an event for Derbyshire Soaring Club. ...

First Aid Workshop - With Lee Pearce

January 28, 2018, 7:00pm - January 28, 2018, 9:00pm

PLEASE READ - This event is restricted to around 25 people. There is also a suggested minimum donation of £5 that will be donated to the Air Ambulance in memory of Mick Bostock. If you would like to attend please message me directly via

First Aid is a life skill that you may need to depend on to save someones life, or your own! The best way to handle an emergency is to be prepared for one. Knowing what to do ahead of time can give you the confidence to stay in control so that you change the outcome for the better.

This First Aid evening will give you the fundamental skills to deal with an incident out in the field. Unlike other first aid courses that are based around the principle that you are always near civilization, we have teamed up with battle hardened Lee Pearce who will be sharing his experience of 20 years in the army that include 7 operational tours. In July 2015 Lee was also responsible for setting up a community EMS scheme operating from Kindred Barracks. He has a vast experience of dealing with casualties at the point of injury in highly demanding situations whether on the battlefield or in the community. Please feel free to check his Rutland & Leicester Army Responders page

Ok so a flying site is not exactly a battlefield and nor are you likely to get shot or blown up if a glider falls out of the sky, but It will give you the fundamental, life saving basics that will allow you to react instinctively in stressful conditions. We will cover the basic techniques that you can use from the initial emergency all the way to the extraction of a casualty.

The 2hr evening will comprise of a mixture of Powerpoint and attendee participation. It will be open to DSC members only If you would like to secure a place then please email me direct via

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Anyone fancy joining Becca Hazzard, Scot Thornhill and I for a team in the Ozone open? 30th June for a week. Must have good banter. ...

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Reading up on Air Law and noticed that some of the airspace classification and rules in the BHPA Pilot handbook are different to the Pilot exam notes written by Graham Taylor.
BHPA says No class B airspace in the UK.
The Graham Taylor article says no class C airspace in the UK.
On other classes of airspace the 2 publications differ on minimum flight visibility.
If the Graham Taylor article is out of date maybe it shouldn’t be on flying websites as recommended reading for the Pilot exam.

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Would anyone be able to point a low time Floppy CP with an urge to Hang Glide i.e me, in the direction of a Hanglider pilot that would be willing for me to mither them on the hill about Hangie flying before I commit to training?
Many thanks Justin

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