October 2015 Magazine is now available

The October 2015 magazine is now available to download!

Pennine Soaring Club Magazines 2015

Kobo instrument night with Phil Colbert

Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30pm

The Boaryard Inn. Bolton Road. Riley Green. PR5 0SP.

Phil Colbert will host a Pennine Soaring Club instrument night focusing on the use of a Kobo tablet and the use of LK 8000 and XC Soar. Points to be covered : GPS connection , sounds/warnings , screen profiles , maps , waypoints and tasks using XC Planner . Illustrations by way of computer projection so we can all see the instrument manipulation.
Phil Colbert will welcome input from members already using Kobo. Please bring your Kobo to the instrument evening.

September 2015 Magazine is now available

The September 2015 magazine is now available to download!

Pennine Soaring Club Magazines 2015

August 2015 Magazine is now available

The August 2015 magazine is now available to download!

Pennine Soaring Club Magazines 2015

Pennine Summer Curry Night

Graham Jones has again arranged for a PSC summer Curry night at the Sun Inn in Chipping on the 14th August 2015 at 7:30pm. If you would like you go can you please let Graham know, either by the Facebook event or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Last years curry night

Last years event

Pennine Soaring Club - Club Night - 9 March

9 March at 20:00

Boatyard Inn. Bolton Road Riley Green. PR5 0SP.

Pre Flight Planning. Dave Evans.

Subjects to be covered.

Weather assessment.
Flying site assessment.
Reason to fly.
Task planning.
Flying with others.
XC Planner.
Recording and entering flights.
Planning for competitions.

February 2015 magazine is now available

The February 2015 magazine is now available to download!

Pennine Soaring Club Magazines 2015

Thames Valley Hang Gliding Club’s The Big Fat Repack

The Thames Valley Hang Gliding Club’s annual safety and repack event, The Big Fat Repack, is on Sunday 15th  March 2015. 

The Big Fat Repack features:- 

  • The reserve talk is given by BHPA qualified packers and covers: 
    • How to deploy your reserve.
    • How to repack your reserve.
    • How to fit your reserve into a harness.
  • The Zip slide allows you to deploy your reserve in a realistic yet safe environment.
  • The Dealing with accidents talk and first aid demonstration will empower you to deal with incidents. The following topics are covered. 
    • Assessing the situation and Securing the wing
    • Calling Emergency Services and Air Ambulance
    • Basic First aid covering broken bones, spinal and head injuries
  • DVD and Book stand raising money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. 

Click here to book now; if you want to see more checkout the videos of past events and our website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

There are still plenty of places. Everyone is welcome; club members, BHPA members and even non BHPA members; please encourage your friends to join us. Non BHPA pilots will need to purchase a day membership at £15. 

Hope you see you on the day.

Best regards,

The BFR Team

Important announcement regarding January 2015 club night.

The Boatyard is to close for each Monday in January that leaving us the problem for our next
meeting. so the evening has been moved to Tuesday 13th January 2015. This first of the club
nights of 2015 is by our very own Simon Scott on Paramotoring and why would you want to.
Simon flies in our national competitions with great success and has recorded some great footage,
much more that our none powered gliders cant achieve. So come and be inspired this Tuesday, talk
starts 8pm prompt so arrive early if your to catch up on some gossip. (See p. 3)
There’s been some interesting events of late, worth hearing about. So See you there!
Andy Mcloughlin

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