Mountain XC Flying LIVE Seminar with Greg Hamerton

Wednesday 20th January at 19:00 GMT Mountain XC Flying LIVE Seminar with Greg Hamerton Join me for a members-only coaching seminar on MOUNTAIN XC FLYING. I’ll take you to a new flying site, give you some first-person-view airtime, and we’ll puzzle our way together on a long XC flight through the mountains, pausing to...

Lockdown 3

In light of the Government and BHPA advice, and the pressure on the NHS, we strongly recommend that members refrain from flying during lockdown. By taking this action now we will retain our positive image and have sites to return to with the goodwill of the landowners and thegeneral public. DSC Committee

Lockdown 3 – Update

With the latest national lockdown in England, we all want clarity on the position regarding flying, and quite rightly expect some guidance from the committee. However it is only slowly becoming clear what the full implications are, but we are working on it and have a committee meeting on Sunday, after which we hope...

Club Repack 2021 Postponed – Advanced Notice

Dear Members, Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions it is foreseeable that the annual club emergency parachute (reserve) repacking event will not go ahead, this usually takes place early in the year. It is advised by the BHPA that your parachute is inspected and repacked at least as often as every 6 months. This...

COVID-19 Lockdown 2 Update

Dear All DSC Members   Following recent discussions and developments the committee have reviewed the information sent out to members by email and can provide the following update Members should obey the law in making a decision whether to fly or not. Everyone’s circumstances will be different, and therefore the club cannot advise you whether you should...

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in announcing that following the recent change in guidance from the BHPA our previous advice not to fly has been rescinded.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...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The DSC committee would like to take a moment to thank our members for showing self discipline and taking a common sense approach right now. It is excellent that the NHS, and other rescue and support services are being considered at the forefront of our minds. Indeed the collective, voluntary decision not to fly...