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Great Whernside
The landowner has refused permission for us to park here, bottom land or to fly the NW face.  The area is...
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Welcome to the Dales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club. May your flying career with us be happy and successful. The Club was founded in 1974, after a few enthusiasts had felt the need to organise themselves in order to control the activities of the flyers and to retain the good will of the land owners.

 

We were made official by affiliation to the British Hang Gliding Association at its inception in 1975. Since those early days the Club has grown in strength and today is one of the most successful and well supported in the country. We hope that you continue the Club spirit which has always been encouraged, and that you will want to take part in our activities, and maybe even in the management of the Club at some future time.

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18 Jul 2016

Sup'Air Chest strap Safe-T buckle warning

Sup'Air have issued a warning for their Safe-T check strap buckle. If you have one of these then read here for more details: http://supair.com/document/safety/Safety-note_boucle-alu-T_2016-06_EN.pdf read more
18 Jul 2016

UPDATE: Finsterwalder CLICK-LOCK and T-LOCK buckles in chest strap

Tens of thousands of paragliding and paramotoring harnesses have been potentially ruled un-airworthy following a safety notice from buckle-maker Finsterwalder. The company, which supplies buckles to dozens of harness manufactures, issued a safety... read more
11 Jun 2016

Finsterwalder CLICK-LOCK and T-LOCK buckles in chest strap

The DHV have issued a safety notice for paraglider harnesses equipped with Finsterwalder CLICK-LOCK and T-LOCK buckles in the chest strap. In the past three months, there have been two incidents involving older paraglider harnesses equipped with... read more
7 Jun 2016

BHPA Club Bulletin

The latest version of the BHPA club bulletin is here in pdf. It covers coaching courses (Ed's booked 11/12 Feb 17), a must read for tandem pilots, a note about the latest version of the Tech Manual, and a word about log books. read more
1 May 2016

**Summer Social Thursday 2nd June**

We're meeting at the "Horse and Farrier" 7.30pm. Chance to catch up over a pint and share you flying tales and plans (unless of course its flyable that evening, in which case see you on the hill - will post in shoutbox if that happens!) read more