Avoiding the Public on Mam

Avoiding the Public on Mam Further to my earlier post about Flying on Saturday 22nd I’d like to congratulate the vast majority on having a great and safe first proper day of the season ..may there be many more. However, there were also causes for concern, and I am told that part of my...

Lambing Closures — Important Please read!!!

You will possibly have heard about the issues raised yesterday by several pilots ignoring the Lambing closures and taking off from Treak Cliff. The farmer was upset both by our failing to stick to our agreements and by the way she was spoken to by some of said pilots. On top of that it...

Rogue Flyer

Some of you will have seen posts on facebook relating to an unqualified pilot posting some pretty scary videos of himself flying on our sites. Before seeing this I had already had contact from the chairman of the Dunstable club who wanted to pass on his clubs experiences of the same pilot. (He has...

Great Pics! Upload a Profile Pic!

Hi Folks, Steve Hudson has started a great initiative to upload photos of your wing as an profile pic on the forum, it would be really cool if people could get onboard. The club is large and it’s really helpful from a social, coaching and safety to be able to identify each-other on the hill...

Lambing Closures Update

More on Lambing Closures Here is the promised updated and currently accurate map of this years lambing closures. Thanks to Ash for editing it and to Steve Spingys for the legwork in checking with the farmers! Discussions with farmers have highlighted some of the old issues which are worth explaining again for the benefit...

Ben Morris Cup 2016 Closed

The 2016 Ben Morris Cup is now closed, the provisional standings are as per the competitions page, there is a two week window to submit any outstanding flights and then the prizes will be awarded.. Thanks to all pilots that have taken part and we will look forward to seeing you and more pilots...

Safe Flying on Mam Tor NW Face

At the committee meeting this past weekend, there was some discussion around safe flying on Mam Tor NW Face. All except perhaps the news pilots, will know that the NW Face of Mam quickly becomes too congested to fly safely when there is only ridge lift available or, on days where the lift is...

Friday Onwards

Friday to Tuesday is looking pretty good for getting some points in the Morris Minor XC League, Easy points for the experienced amongst you, for the less experienced grab yourselves a coach and ask them to help you or offer advice (dont be shy thats what their for!) Look forward to getting some entries...

Competitions Update

Hi All, A short update/look ahead at what’s happing in the club from the competitions standpoint. First off, The Morris Minor XC Challenge is running through until the end of February, so still plenty of time to get some small xc’s in and get some or more points on the table. Before the year...

BHPA Pilot Rating – Lecture videos

BHPA Pilot Rating lectures: For those revising for the Pilot exam later this month, here are the videos of the lectures so far. As a Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch… Individual videos: Meteo notes here Airlaw notes here Theory of Fight notes here Good luck on your exams everyone. Andre