Lambing and Bird Closures 2019

The closures will be the same as last year and begin on the Ist March. We Have kept closures to an absolute minimum and are relying on Pilots to read and understand the map and accompanying advice and information so that they can use their commonsense when flying during this sensitive period. It only...

What could possibly go wrong?

Make our flying as safe as possible Sunday 24 February 2019 between 7pm and 9pmDerbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club, Abney Fly too slowly or try to turn more quicker than is possible and we might find ourselves in a stall or spin. If conditions are too lively or there are too many pilots around, we...

BP Cup 2019

May 3rd-6th (Pennines) & August 8th-11th (Dales). Entries for the 2019 BP Cup are now open! As they say on their website, “The UK based paragliding competition for pilots in the non-skygod category. Our aims are – flying, fun and learning – in that order!”. It has 2 rounds this year – Pennine and...

Repack event Sunday 17 February

Sunday 17th February at 10am or 2pm Lady Manners School, Bakewell The 2019 DSC repack event – DO NOT DELAY AS THIS GETS BOOKED UP! Come along and repack your reserve with BHPA qualified packers on hand for advice. You’ll need to bring along a copy of the manuals for both your reserve and harness.  Downloads of...

Update from committee meeting on 16 December 2018

At the meeting on Sunday evening, warm welcomes were extended to those joining for the first time: Lee Pearce (Chairman), Wayne Smith (Safety), Seth Barber (Joint Webmaster) and Craig Ennis (Joint Webmaster). The weather station on Bradwell Edge is up and running. A trial of the raw data feed to the website has already...

Minutes of the 2018 AGM

The club’s 2018 Annual General Meeting took place on 17 November and the minutes of that meeting are set out below. At the AGM, the club’s Chairman, Denis Walker, resigned. Lee Pearce has agreed to take on this role. Drew McLaughlin resigned as the club’s Webmaster, and this position remains vacant. Any members interested...

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.

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