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

LBIA Proposed Airspace Changes

These are OUTLINE documents for discussion at this stage to changes in the Leeds/Bradford airspace. There will be meetings between LBIA and interested parties like us early next year. we will be needing inputs from those affected by the proposals, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be collating these inputs from our members. Please coordinate responses and comments via Brian. View PDF here

December 2014 Magazine is available

The December 2014 magazine is now available to download!

Pennine Soaring Club Magazines 2014

October Clubnight - Film and Photo Competition

We've got the first club night for the end of the year kicking off on the 13th October at the Boatyard Inn.

There will be prizes.

It'll be a two part event. 8pm start will be paragliding photos ground level or aerial. As long as they took the photo themselves. 5 max. Prizes awarded and the pictures could be used on the new Pennine website.
Part two starts 9 pm will be paragliding videos. Rules are that the video has been edited by themselves. Prizes again.
If time we'll have other films viva you tube, FB or Vimeo. Ideas welcome. Aim for 10 pm finish as its a school night.
We have very good prizes and its a voting system by you. You have a week and a half to get something ready. Keep it short like 5 mins max normally. Usb, cd or we have wifi (normally). Get there early, have a drink and a chat as starts 8 prompt.


March 1975 Pennine magazine is now online.

The March 1975 magazine is now available to download! No you've not misread, this is the very first magazine from the club, more to follow!

Pennine Soaring Club Magazines 1975

The November 2014 magazine is now available

The November 2014 magazine is now available to download!

Pennine Soaring Club Magazines 2014

November Clubnight

  • 10th November at 8PM

    2014 XC season review. Everyone who entered a flight into the national XC league will get a chance to talk about their favourite flight from the year, but you don't have to!

    Show Map
    The Boatyard Inn
    Riley Green, PR5 0SP Preston, Lancashire


Grid Challenge Record Broken!

July 12th was a good day for the Grid Challenge. Mike Endacott scored a solid 8 on his first attempt, Simon Baillie came back and equalled his previous best with 11, but the big news is Phil Colbert has smashed the record by tagging the first THIRTEEN cylinders, in numerical order, in one flight.


Pennine Parafest 2014

Parafest 2014

Yes its back for 2014, the Parafest is to be held later this year with hopefully better weather than the
previous two years.

So the dates for your diary;…. the weekend of Fri 5 - Sun 7th September, and of course
at the Chippingham show ground. So dry out your tent and airbeds and prepare your family or friends. See
last years Parafest 2013 Report as to what fun you can have, don’t miss it!!

Read more: Pennine Parafest 2014