Site Status Warnings
Addlebrough
No flying during the months of Sep - Nov unless prior approval obtained using the contact numbers at the bottom of this...
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Bishopdale
Permission must be sought from the Gamekeeper before flying. No flying August 12 – December 31.
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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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Nappa Scar
No XC flights between Aug 12th - Dec 31st inclusive (shooting season).
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Stags Fell (Members only)
DHPC members only. Only 12 pilots allowed in the air at any one time. No XC flights between Aug 12th - Dec 31st...
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Joining the DHPC
If you would like to join the DHPC please visit our membership section.

If you have any questions please contact us or use our forums.
Flying Cross Country (XC)

Do not attempt to fly XC unless you are Pilot rated.

Ensure that you have a current ICAO airspace map (that you understand!).

Ensure that you check the NOTAMs before leaving home (notaminfo.com).

Remain clear of airspace, danger areas and NOTAMs.

Do not low fly over built up areas or large gatherings.

Remember that as height is gained, there is a tendency for the wind to veer with a clockwise rotation. So North winds move North Easterly and East winds South Easterly etc. This is not hard and fast but is worth remembering. Pilots flying XC should bear this in mind and always keep a close eye on their track both in thermals and on glides.

Often whilst climbing in thermals, the wind may take a pilot towards controlled airspace. The way to counter this is to make cross-wind glides between thermals in a direction that takes the pilot away from the airspace and puts them in a good position to drift with the next thermal.