Mick Bostock Memorial Donations

Many thanks to all those who have already made donations to the charities selected by Micks family (Air ambulance and RNLI) via the club. At last weeks committee meeting it was decided that the club will match any donations made through the club by members. We will keep the account open for one more...

Free-to-all coaching session – Saturday 27th Jan

Rick Headley has organised a “Breakfast Briefing” coaching session for this coming Saturday morning. This event is free to all. If flyable, there will be a discussion of the flying options for the day, and if not, there will be a walking tour of sites in the area and a discussion of flying considerations...

Upcoming Pilot Lectures

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve put together yet another series of Sunday evening lectures covering the BHPA Pilot syllabus. These will each be held at 7pm in the lecture room at Camphill, and will culminate in the Pilot exam. We are very lucky to have such knowledgeable coaches willing to give their time...

DSC Reserve Repack – Do not delay in paying, it get’s booked up!

18 February at 10:00–17:00 Lady Manners School    Shutts Lane, DE45 1JA Bakewell, Derbyshire Due to popular demand, there will be two sessions this year. The first session will start at 10:00 and the second session at 14:00. Places will still be limited, so be sure to book a place before paying. Please help us...

Donations in Memory of Mick Bostock

Thanks to everyone who attended the funeral yesterday and especially to Ron Chipman whose words were so well chosen and appreciated by all of us. If you could not attend but wish to make a donation in Micks memory the charities chosen by the family are The Debyshire Air Ambulance sevice and the RNLI....

Mick Bostock – funeral arrangements

The following was copied from a facebook posting by Ron Chipman who has been our main contact with the family. Mick Bostocks funeral is on Friday 5th January at 2pm, Woodlands Crematorium, 1 Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe. DN17 1SP. All are more than welcome. Annette (Micks wife) was only concerned about assesing the actual...

Fatality on Stanage

It is with immense sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Mick Bostock on Stanage yesterday. He suffered an incident in rough air and impacted the ground near the takeoff. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. The events leading up to this will be the subject of investigation...

Leeds Bradford Consultation

The closing date for responses to the LBA consultation is tomorrow so not too late to send yours in if you haven’t already…thanks to all those who have! The original plan was to wait for the Official responses from the BHPA and British Gliding Associatio before writing our own. This did not come to...

At Last!!

After what has seemed like for ever, the last couple of days have seen paraglidable wind speeds. I went to Bradwell yesterday afternoon (with about 40 others) and it was lovely just to be in the air again. Over the last couple of weeks, I think I’d resigned myself to the fact that winter...

Stanage Open Forum

I attended the Stanage open forum held in Hathersage yesterday (23rd Sept) and thought I would give the membership some feedback. The meeting was well attended with a good mix of user groups, walkers, cyclist, local residents and farmers but mainly a good turn out by the climbers. After the formal re-election of the...