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
  • March 2024 Winter Club Night - Mark Shaw (BHPA)
    Sea View Inn
  • PennineFest 2024
    Chipping Showground
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About

The Pennine Soaring Club caters for Hang Gliding (HG), Paragliding (PG) and Powered HG / PG pilots w…

Sites

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

Competitions

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

Safety

WARNING

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

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Weather and Pressure Charts

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

GASCo Safety Evening

Monday, February 12, 2024

GASCO Safety evening - Monday 19th Feb, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Sea View Inn.This is a joint event with Bowland Forest Gliding Club and is a safety talk delivered by GASCOo (General Aviation Safety

Safety Notes January 2024

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Happy new year everyone, and let’s look forward to a record-breaking year of banging thermals and wide open skies. Here’s a page from BHPA to get you ready for the coming season:And here is some wise

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

GASCo Safety Evening

Monday, February 12, 2024

GASCO Safety evening - Monday 19th Feb, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Sea View Inn.This is a joint event with Bowland Forest Gliding Club and is a safety talk delivered by GASCOo (General Aviation Safety

Winter Hill – New Gate Code active from Fri 2nd Feb 2024

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Hi All,The gate code for Winter Hill has been changed as of Friday 2nd Feb 24 @3pm.Please contact a member of the committee for the new gate code (WhatsApp/text/Telegram/email/FB messenger)Please

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

GASCo Safety Evening

Monday, February 12, 2024

GASCO Safety evening - Monday 19th Feb, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Sea View Inn.This is a joint event with Bowland Forest Gliding Club and is a safety talk delivered by GASCOo (General Aviation Safety

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

Pennine Soaring Club Awards 2023

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The awards for the 2023 season were awarded at the well attended AGM. The winners are as follows:Paraglider Pilot Improvement AwardEd Knowlesand Matt Baird (not present)First 25km XC FlightEd

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

Pennine Soaring Club Awards 2023

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The awards for the 2023 season were awarded at the well attended AGM. The winners are as follows:Paraglider Pilot Improvement AwardEd Knowlesand Matt Baird (not present)First 25km XC FlightEd

GASCo Safety Evening

Monday, February 12, 2024

GASCO Safety evening - Monday 19th Feb, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Sea View Inn.This is a joint event with Bowland Forest Gliding Club and is a safety talk delivered by GASCOo (General Aviation Safety

Club Social And AGM

Sunday, February 11, 2024

In addition to the important business of the club AGM, our own Neil Charles will be giving us an update on the latest in Electronic Conspicuity and developments on his excellent Wind at Altitude site.

GASCo Safety Evening

Monday, February 12, 2024

GASCO Safety evening - Monday 19th Feb, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Sea View Inn.This is a joint event with Bowland Forest Gliding Club and is a safety talk delivered by GASCOo (General Aviation Safety

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