Welcome to the Pennine Soaring Club Website

The Pennine Soaring Club may not be the largest Hang gliding and Paragliding club in the UK
but we're one of the most active.

We have great flying sites to cover most wind directions with some of the best XC potential in the UK...

... and welcome visiting pilots to fly The Pennines with open arms. (See our site guide).

Although we currently do not run a strict Members Only policy we would rather have you on our team.
Not only because of the benefits to you, but also because over the years we have negotiated agreements with farmers
and landowners and would like to keep them as happy with flying as we are.

Find out about Joining the Pennine Soaring Club

Next Events
  • December 2023 Winter Club Night - Learning to fly microlights & the adventures beyond
    Sea View Inn
  • January 2024 Winter Club Night
    Sea View Inn
  • February 2024 Winter Club Night - AGM
    Sea View Inn
  • March 2024 Winter Club Night - Mark Shaw (BHPA)
    Sea View Inn
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The Pennine Soaring Club caters for Hang Gliding (HG), Paragliding (PG) and Powered HG / PG pilots w…


We will try and give you as much information as possible about the Pennines flying sites to make you…


The Pennine Soaring Club runs a number of friendly competitions, (organised by the Competition Secre…



Free flying is an enjoyable activity which requires fitness, knowledge, skill, judgement, a…


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Weather Links

Here are some useful links for getting weather forecasts:

Back to Normal, at last

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The winter social season got off to a cracking start at the Sea View on Monday, 11th October. It was great to see a couple of dozen old faces and plenty of new ones eager to get together, talk

Returning to Flying

Monday, March 08, 2021

As you are all aware the Government published new Regulations on March 5th which came into force on Monday March 8th 2021.If any Pilots feel that they would like to speak with a coach before going out

Lancashire Live Paragliding Article

Monday, January 25, 2021

Lancashire Live has published a great article about Barry Sayer and his flying activities.Meet the Pennine Paraglider who captures Lancashire from thousands of feet above

Safety Notes October 2023

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Incident: As many of you will know, on Sunday 8th one of our members was seriously injured on the South face of Parlick and airlifted to hospital. We wish him a full and speedy recovery from his

Safety Notes September 2023

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

It’s been a fairly quiet year as far as incidents go so far . . . Probably tempting fate by writing that, but I don’t believe in that nonsense, so there.Equipment ChecksWe all do these, don’t we?

Safety Notes March 2023

Monday, March 06, 2023

It’s a new season, so here’s some wise words gratefully borrowed from Wayne Smith, DSC Safety Officer.As the weather is giving opportunities to fly again, you're probably thinking it's time to end

Please Do Not Fly Pendle Hill East Face

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

As a reminder, please do not fly Pendle east face, this area is strictly out of bounds for flying at the landowner's request and does not form part of our licence agreement with Lancashire County

Winter Hill Access

Monday, January 23, 2023

The access to Winter Hill is via a private road with a combination-locked gate. The general public have not been allowed to use the road since the terrible fires which devastated the moors in recent

Pendle Hill – Open Access Land Closure Lifted.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Due to the very high temperatures Natural England and local land owners have temporarily closed some Open Access Land because of the fire risk. Please see the Pendle Hill map for further details. If

Repack 27th March 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

A big thanks to Barry Sayer for organising this at the Chipping Village hall on Sunday.We had a morning and an afternoon session with Guy Richardson from Ginger Nomad who gave us all the benefit of

Pilot Lecture 2 – 17th January 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Metoerro, Mereteology, Meterelegy WeatherAn excellent turnout of Pilot candidates attended a presentation at the Sea View as part of our series of talks preparing members for their exam. Our own Jacob

Winter Club Night - November 2021 - Neil Charles - Live tracking, FLARM and flight deck gadgets

Friday, December 03, 2021

Here is the talk given by Neil Charles for the PSC club night on the 8th November 2021. For more details, see the Get Tracking link on Neil’s page.

X - Dales '21 Challenge

Friday, August 13, 2021

The X - Dales '21 Challenge will run over the extended weekend of the 10,11,12th September to coincide with the DHPC social event.

Club Awards 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Congratulations to the following award winners for 2021.Pilot Improvement AwardPG Pilot Improvement Award: Tamas MerkPG Pilot Improvement Award: Emma Wrathall HG Pilot Improvement Award: Doug

Northern Challenge Series 2021

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

All 2021 tasks for the Northern Series (Main and Hike & Fly) now available

October 2023–John Oliver Live!

Thursday, October 12, 2023

We kicked off the winter club nights at the end of the year with a discussion of the incident on Parlick the previous day. For more information on this see Safety Notes October 2023 John Oliver then

Social Night - Richard Meek, Bir Billing

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

On Monday 12th December 2022, despite the snow and ice we had a good turnout for Richard Meek’s talk on flying in Bir Billing. Richard went into detail on the flying conditions, equipment and

Pennine Social Night November 14 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

20+ members were treated to an evening where they were informed, educated and entertained by our own Neil Charles about FLARM Flight Decks and Tracklogs. This was a follow-up to a previous talk on

Back to Normal, at last

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The winter social season got off to a cracking start at the Sea View on Monday, 11th October. It was great to see a couple of dozen old faces and plenty of new ones eager to get together, talk

PSC Christmas Do 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venue: Bistrot Pierre – Preston (back by popular demand)Date: Sat 21st December 2019Time: 5pm – 7pm + Drinks afterwardsCost: £27.50 per head – (£10 deposit per person required)Max attendees: 30 (first