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Fly The Dales

2024 dates for your diary; 5th to 8th September.       

Tickets now available on Eventbrite

Every year the club rounds off the flying season with a get together in September. The spot is a relaxed campsite with full facilities just north of Settle:

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W3W: | BD24 9LT

Maps: | 54.08N, -2.28W

The 4th edition of the X Dales Hike and Fly Challenge and Dales Fly In social week end are set for the 6th- 8th Sept, in Settle, Yorkshire.  The formats will build on last year’s much enjoyed event with the serious but fun H&F competition run by Ed Cleasby ( sharing the venue with the serious but fun socialising and free flying event run by the Dales Club.  

The X Dales H&F element is open to all, those less experienced who want to have a go at this developing discipline, up to experienced hard core racers.  The format will be cylinder bagging as last year, but with a twist  (the fabled Settle-Carlisle railway line runs by the camp site!).  It will be a single day challenge, with the best day selected nearer the time. Entry fee will be a mere £10. Entries will open on August 1st,  on

The Fly In social, is also open to all comers and aims to provide late summer flying in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales, with daily recommendations on best sites based on forecasts, and informal tasks set, weather permitting. With plenty to do if it isn’t flyable, and plenty of socialising to be had round the camp fire, even your non flying partner will be happy!  Discounted early bird tickets are available on Eventbrite

Note: X Dales entrants will need  to enter the Fly In as well if they intend to stay at the campsite.

What other japes do we get up to when conditions permit?

Dawn & eve fly downs Accuracy land in the paddling pool
Ground handling race Astronomy talk
1st XC Talk Cats cradle race on instruments
Repack & repair demo Line untangling class
Coaching on the hill    Task sign offs for pilot exams
Comp flying talk Harness setup on the hangers
Indoor SIV Surviving 1st 20 hours flying talk
Site visits Tug-O-War
Human towing Night time fire pit & BBQ
Meet & greet for noobs        Curries, cook-in or chippie tea

Your Eventbrite ticket covers camping for 3 nights, Thurs-Sat, so you can get there early if you fancy flying on the Friday (or the X-Dales is called for the Friday). Camping is available at discount rates (£15) on Wednesday 4th Sept, if you want to extend your stay further, payable in cash at the site. Tents, vans & caravans are all fine, though don't expect electric hook-ups. Families, pets, etc etc also welcome.  Washing, showers and toilets included.  We provide bin bags to please clean up before you leave - large rubbish bins are provided.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Dales in September!

If you have any questions, contact Stef: Turn on JavaScript! or Tam: Turn on JavaScript! who should be able to help.