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When once you have tasted flight,
you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,
for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
— Leonardo da Vinci

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Welcome to the Derbyshire Soaring Club

The DSC is one of the most successful Hang gliding and Paragliding clubs in the UK. We are located in the heart of the Peak District National Park and enjoy the privilege of flying in this uniquely beautiful region. The DSC aims to cater for everyone, beginners, intermediates or seasoned veterans, and holds various educational and social events throughout the year. The club also has a large team of experienced and knowledgeable coaches to help you get the best out of your flying. We have hills suitable for beginners and yet boast sites that offer some the best XC potential in the country. Due to agreements with farmers and landowners all our sites are strictly members only – so join us!

Latest News

Drone operation, Mam Tor, Saturday 7th September

The National Trust have given permission for a film crew to operate drones on Mam Tor on Saturday, approximatley 10am to 2 pm. They have been advised that people might be flying Lords Seat and to avoid operating on that side of the road i.e. the landing field, and to be aware that under...

Drones on Mam Tor, Fri 10th-Sat 11th

A film crew and the National Trust rangers will be around all day, both days, with drone usage all day on and off. They’re keen to make sure things keep safe and will have an extra lookout with the drone operator at all times. Obviously we’ll want to do our bit too on the...

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Full Membership

£35 annually or £30 if paid by standing order

Associate Membership

£27.50 annually or £22.50 if paid by standing order. (for full members of other clubs)

Temporary Membership

Available for visiting pilots - £5 for 10 days.

“ When they drift in for a landing, their feet touch the ground and they trot forward from the continued motion of the glider, which billows down like a setting sun. I never get tired of watching them and I've seen them thousands of times. I always wondered what that kind of freedom would feel like.”
― Deb Caletti

Key Committee Members

Lee Pearce

Chairman

The head honcho, keeping things running smooth!

Guy Richardson

Membership Secretary

Want to join? Click on Guy for information about joining the DSC.

Chris Dervin

New Members Officer

First point of contact for newly joined members.

About Us

The sky is the limit

Instruction

With close ties to local schools the DSC is a great place to get friendly advice about how to get started in the world of free flight.

Communication

Regular social meet ups, as well as winter lectures, reserve repacks and our summer BBQ all communicated via our mailing list, give plenty of opportunity to get to know fellow pilots.

Community

The experience of flying is best shared with friends, you can expect a warm welcome from other DSC members so get involved!

Join DSC and enjoy the Peak District from a whole new perspective


Join Us!

The DSC is one of the most successful Hang gliding and Paragliding clubs in the UK. We are located in the heart of the Peak District National Park and enjoy the privilege of flying in this uniquely beautiful region. The DSC aims to cater for everyone, beginners, intermediates or seasoned veterans, and holds various educational and social events throughout the year. The club also has a large team of experienced and knowledgeable coaches to help you get the best out of your flying. We have hills suitable for beginners and yet boast sites that offer some the best XC potential in the country. Due to agreements with farmers and landowners all our sites are strictly members only - so join us!

Benefits

  • Access to DSC sites
  • Access to members only content and areas of the forum.
  • Regular meetups and events

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We have a busy forum available for anyone to register on to discuss all things related to DSC

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Derbyshire Soaring Club is a registered British Hang gliding and Paragliding Association club.

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