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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 Night Thu 2 Dec

Published: 30 Nov 2021

This Thursday we have the Club AGM to take place at the Horse and Farrier pub in Otley. 7.30pm arrival for an 8pm start. Don't worry - you won't get elected if you scratch your nose at the wrong moment, but you might end up buying something! ...

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Club Night - 7th Oct - Hike & Fly Special

Published: 24 Sep 2021

Aimilios Apostolopoulos has written 'The Beginners Guide to Hike and Fly' - you may have seen the review in Skywings this month.  He has kindly agreed to share his knowledge, story and insights from 6 years of Hike and Fly with us. As Aimilios...

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DHPC Social/X-Dales 2021

Published: 6 Sep 2021

Lodge Yard Rally Field, Langcliffe, Settle, North Yorks. GE 54.079644103139216, -2.2800172296518175 10th to 12th September 2021 (although you're welcome to stay from the 8th) Essential Info Cost Fixed £25 camping/loo fee no matter how long...

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Glorious Twelfth

Published: 12 Aug 2021

The Glorious Twelfth refers to 12 August, the start of the shooting season for Grouse and to a lesser extent Ptarmigan.  It is one of the busiest days in the shooting season (which lasts until the end of December), with large amounts of game...

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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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