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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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Club news & announcements

Club Night - 4 Apr 24

Published: 3 Apr 2024

The last club night of the winter season.  Rhian Ebrey: Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in Paragliding: what's all this woke about?  We're all aware that the paragliding community isn't very diverse. In this talk, I'll lay out why that...

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Club Night - 7 Mar 24

Published: 5 Mar 2024

Social club night on Thu with John 'Westie' Westall extolling his fabulous Hike n Fly championship. Horse n Farrier in Otley 8pm

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Club Night - Thu 11 Jan 24

Published: 7 Jan 2024

Happy New Year. Our first social evening of 2024 falls on the 11th of January (to allow us all to bed in a bit…). As always, we’re in the Horse and Farrier in Otley at 730pm for an 8pm start. On this day, we are proud to present Mr...

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AGM & Prize Giving - Thu 7 Dec 23

Published: 1 Dec 2023

Horse & Farrier (LS21 1BQ) 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Committee reports are already on the forum, where you are welcome to comment, ask questions and make suggestions remotely.  We'll try to keep the official business on the evening brief,...

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Club Night - Thu 2 Nov 23

Published: 24 Oct 2023

Horse & Farrier (LS21 1BQ) 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tom Shuttleworth is speaking about the First 30 Hours. He's going to cover: What's important about the first 30 hours or so? Where to fly? (Why does everyone else know where to go? Why...

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Club clothing

We can now offer club t-shirts and polo shirts available in a range of colours, sporting the DHPC logo on the front and a copy of Steve Ham's brilliant illustration on the back.

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