Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Good evening all DSC members. As your chairman and after much debate with the committee it gives me much regret to announce that we are strongly advising you as pilots not to fly DSC sites! With the current climate and health risks although our sport is very much needed for our own personal satisfaction,...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear DSC members As a committee we have discussed the aspect of paragliding and the current virus. We cannot and would not expect to stop flying unless BHPA or powers higher state otherwise, however we have decided to carry out the following; Firstly ; Marc Asquith posted this on Facebook this evening “The BHPA...

Flying XC from the Peak District – 18th March @ 7pm

Cancelled – XC Talk at the DLGC on Wednesday 18th March. Apologies everyone but due to the latest and revised government guidelines concerning Covid-19 Coronavirus this event is now cancelled. The committee apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Event: Aimed at all budding XC paraglider pilots, whether you are determined to fly...

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...

A DSC Talk by CFI Steve Hudson 12/02/20

A DSC Talk by CFI Steve Hudson – Wednesday 12th February at 7pm Castleton Village Hall, How Lane, S33 8WJ The talk to take you places! Everyone is welcome and this free talk is aimed towards the pilot who has decided that it may be time to try flying abroad during the UK winter...

DSC 2020 EXTRA Repack Event, Sunday 8th March

Due to popular demand the DSC will be offering an additional repack session: – Sunday 8th March Lady Manners School, Bakewell. The 2020 DSC EXTRA 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...

DSC First Aid & Incident Management Training, Sunday 26th Jan

Castleton Village Hall, How Lane, S33 8WJ – Sunday 26th January UPDATE: Please note that this is now available for place booking at ZERO COST on our WebCollect System. Spaces are limited and must be booked through WebCollect. This will fill up fast so please do not delay! A donation of £5 will be collected on the...

DSC Repack Event Sunday 16 February 2020

Sunday 16th February at 10am or 2pm Lady Manners School, Bakewell. The 2020 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...

Fame and Fortune

… are massively overrated. Instead, go for the long term satisfaction of knowing you’re part of the team that helps making flying with the DSC great, and if you think that ‘great’ can be ‘greater’, to make it happen! The secretary vacancy has now been filled (many thanks and ‘welcome’ to Kevin Say, who’s...

Safety info update on the website

At the AGM there was some discussion about unsafe flying at our sites, particularly on busy days. There have been instances of aggressive flying and we increasingly hear grumbles about inconsiderate behaviour – launching without due care for approaching gliders, turning without adequate observation, scratching in front of launch, hogging the ridge on busy...