Drone operation, Mam Tor, Saturday 7th September

The National Trust have given permission for a film crew to operate drones on Mam Tor on Saturday, approximatley 10am to 2 pm. They have been advised that people might be flying Lords Seat and to avoid operating on that side of the road i.e. the landing field, and to be aware that under...

Drones on Mam Tor, Fri 10th-Sat 11th

A film crew and the National Trust rangers will be around all day, both days, with drone usage all day on and off. They’re keen to make sure things keep safe and will have an extra lookout with the drone operator at all times. Obviously we’ll want to do our bit too on the...

DSC Events- Talk on Wing Wizardry & PHI (The Golden Ratio)

Event: A talk by Hannes Papesh of PHI, with Carlo Borsattino and/or Greg Hamerton of Flybubble. Location: Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club, Camphill Farm, The Cottage, Great Hucklow, Buxton SK17 8RQ Date and Time: Friday 3rd May from 7pm onwards Ever wondered why wings are designed in a particular way? Why an A wing...

Breakfast Briefing on Saturday 30th March 2019

This is for any DSC member wanting coaching or help with any aspect of their flying. Please make sure you are at the Old Hall at 9am where we’ll be discussing the weather, our sites and how each pilot can get the most out of the day. CPs bring your BHPA Pilot Task Books. ...

New Season Flying, Again!

We hope you are all enjoying the great weather and making most of flying in the Peaks. With some great weather over the past weekend has, for me personally, brought some some great flying. However, I have witnessed some alarming situations and as your Chairman feel it only right to remind you all so...

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...

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...