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in announcing that following the recent change in guidance from the BHPA our previous advice not to fly has been rescinded.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

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...