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

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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

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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

Safety Notes August 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Base of Support.If you’re a subscriber to Cross Country Mag, you may already have viewed their two recent Masterclass presentations by SIV and Glider Control guru Malin Lobb. They may appear on

Safety Notes July 2022 - Part deux

Monday, July 18, 2022

A couple more things to write about this month, as a sort of follow up to the earlier notes. Your safety officer has once again been out there, up there, trying out all the various ways in which a

Safety Notes July 2022

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

A couple of things to write about this month, a bit of a long read so strap in . . .First up – Pre-flight checks. We all know we need to check very carefully that every bit of our flying machine is in

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

ADVANCE NOTICE – Winter Hill Gate Code Change on 27th May 2022 @ 3pm

Friday, May 20, 2022

Hi All,Just been notified by Arqiva that the Winter Hill gate code will be changed Friday 27th May @ 3pm.  Please contact a member of the committee for the new code.The note continues to say:“The

Edenfield – Closure for Lambing

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Edenfield will be closed for Lambing from 25 April 2022 to 25 May 2022 inclusive.  Please adhere to the closure.ThanksAndy (Sites Officer)

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

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

Planning Declares–the Repeat

Thursday, January 09, 2020

(or how to get to Whitby mid week without bumping into one of those noisy RAF thingies)Monday 13th January 2020, 7:30 PM, Sea View, Chorley.Come and listen to master planner and declared flight guru

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