Site Status Warnings
No flying during the months of Sep - Nov unless prior approval obtained.
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23.03.20. - Site Closed Until Further Notice.
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Site closed 1 Aug - 31 Dec.
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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)
No XC flights between Aug 12th - Dec 31st inclusive (shooting season). DHPC members only. The "12 pilots allowed in...
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Latest News

12 Aug 2020

Glorious Twelfth

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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26 Jun 2020

BHPA Coaching Course 6/7 Feb 21

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a club coaching course on the weekend of 6/7 Feb 21. The objective of the course is to train Club Pilots to become Club Coaches. As a Club Coach you will help other pilots in developing their...

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15 May 2020

It's Springtime - Be careful

We were all pretty rusty after a wet winter and now after the COVID-19 lockdown we are well and truly uncurrent; So please be careful...

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14 May 2020

Sites Open Again

After due consideration and a green light from the BHPA, the committee has taken the decision to re-open some DHPC sites again.  Not all sites are open (for CV-19 and other reasons).  As always, please refer to the website where this is...

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12 May 2020

COVID-19 Sites Remain Closed

Thank you for respecting and adhering to the site closures we announced on March 24th.  In the light of the Government's recent announcements many of you will be looking forward with anticipation to flying again soon. With regret, and after...

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8 May 2020

COVID-19 Easing the restrictions

Media speculation suggests that the Prime Minister may ease some of the current restrictions in his announcement on Sunday 10 May.  Unfortunately, he hasn’t given us advanced notice of his plans.  Please bear in mind that it will...

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24 Mar 2020

Site Closures

All DHPC sites are now closed and pilots are asked not to fly in the local area until further notice.  Whilst you could argue that ground handling constitutes 'exercise' and is an essential element of maintaining currency, we request that you...

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23 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Flying Restrictions - Update

With regret the DHPC Committee requests that pilots refrain from flying in the local area, especially club sites, until further notice. Whilst it's tempting to argue that you can maintain separation at all times, it's more about respecting the...

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17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Flying Restrictions

It's a fast moving situation but at the current time, 17 Mar 20, neither the BHPA not the DHPC are imposing any restrictions on flying. BUT, in the same way that you should conduct a risk assessment (I'M SAFE - Illness, Medication, Stress, Alcohol,...

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20 Jan 2020

Site Briefing Days - February 2020

During February the club will be running a number of site briefing days for new (and not so new) members.  The idea is to bring to life the information already contained in the sites' guide: parking, route up, take-off, landing, hazards. ...

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