Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The committee takes great pleasure in announcing that following the recent change in guidance from the BHPA our previous advice not to fly has been rescinded. Returning to flying still needs to be a personal choice, Coronavirus is obviously still a concern and it is important that pilots maintain social distancing in line with...

Chief Coach Update

As the Chief Coach of your club, I am writing to you as we approach the long-anticipated moment when Paragliding will be starting again in certain parts of the UK.  After what seems an eternity post winter and the COVID19 lockdown, I want to offer some friendly advice as to how we as a club should approach this from the...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Thank you again to our members for respecting the committee’s advice to refrain from flying at this time. We are proud that such a large group of keen and engaged pilots can avoid giving in to the temptation. It is with regret that we cannot change the DSC committee’s stance to strongly advise you...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Just a quick message to say that the DSC committee is working hard behind these scenes to factor in all of our local club considerations with any advice from the relevant bodies and stakeholders as it is released (be this BHPA, the Government, Mountain Rescue and so on). Watch this space for a formal...

Lambing and Bird Closures 2020

The closures will be the same as last year, for the main Mam area these begin on the 15th March and continue until 21st April but the dates vary for some of the other sites – please check the following map if you are unsure. We Have kept closures to an absolute minimum and...

Spring Flying

As the weather looks to be turning more Spring like, you’re probably thinking it’s time to end that Winter lay-off (if you haven’t already). Some safety musings before you head out to try and find somewhere remotely near Windy Knoll to park… Equipment · You went to the DSC reserve re-pack, right? Your reserve...

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.

Military Exercise 11th – 18th May – Increased Air Traffic!

Just a heads up about a pre planned joint UK & overseas military exercise that’ll see various jets and military aircraft flying in around Yorkshire, especially around Leeds Bradford Airport who are the hosting airport. 3 Apaches have already been seen flying low level, under ridge height past Curbar on Wednesday. News Article  

Maintenance Complete.

Hi All, We updated the website; this update had a focus on security. We applied critical patches to the forum software as well as enabling https on the site. Please let me know if you see any problems and we’ll fix them as quickly as we can. Thanks! ~Drew

Website Maintenance.

Hi All, The website will be down for several hours on Thursday evening for maintenance work. Please get in touch if you suspect this might cause you any issues. Cheers, Drew