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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

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting. A free beer for Attendees!

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting The club’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club Camphill clubhouse on Saturday the 17th of November at 7 pm. All members are welcome to attend, ask questions and vote. This year we’d like to provide a better social opportunity...

Your Club Needs You

The DSC is run by a committee of volunteers who are elected at each AGM for the following year.. If there are vacancies during the year or the committee sees fit for any reason they can also co-opt members until the next AGM when a new committee is elected. Some of you will be...

Drone Operations 26th and 27th May 2018

Please see the following communication recieved today from Chanel 5 who will be filming using drones on our sites with approval from the Nation Trust. Pilots are advised to avoid the areas listed at while filming is in progress.

Join The Club

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

DENIS WALKER

Chairman

The head honcho, keeping things running smooth!

Steve Spingys

Membership Secretary

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

Chris Dervin

New Members Officer

First point of contact for newly joined members.

John Warden

Secretary

Need to get in touch? John will point you in the right direction.

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

Join the Forum

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.

The most fun you can have with a silk sheet and some tent poles?

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