Club Night - BHPA. Mark Shaw technical officer

By Graham Jones on  March 12, 2024 11:16


A 3 hour evening of explanations of what the BHPA are actively progressing to keep the future of paragliding safe, insurable, cost effective and accepted by other general aviation users.

An extremely interesting insight to the hard work and progressive BHPA well explained by Mark Shaw.
A good attendance by the PSC members who all would welcome a return visit by the BHPA.


GASCo Safety Evening

By Andy Archer on  February 12, 2024 12:22

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 Council).

These are very informative, interactive and thought provoking events.   This will be a tailored event covering topics across both our disciplines including Threat & Error Management, Loss of Control accidents, Electronic Conspicuity, Human Factors, we are also looking to have the opportunity to discuss the local issues, particularly the shared airspace around Parlick.

It is likely to be a packed room so turn up early!


Back to Normal, at last

By Brian Stewart on  October 13, 2021 10:55

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 parabollox over a couple of pints and to listen to John Westall describe “A Year in the Life of a Hike and Fly Pilot”. John gave us a run through 2020’s programme of gruelling hike-and-fly challenges he’d done with his flying mate Keith ‘Bud’ Patterson. He had us all on the edge of our seats with his descriptions and pictures of the sketchy take-offs and dodgy conditions which are ‘normal’ for these exploits. From our local hills, via Wales, the Lakes and Dales, to the grandeur of the Eiger, we enjoyed vicariously the thrills (and spills) of his year.


John shared with us that his own inspiration to take on this challenging aspect of our sport came from attending a PSC winter social night with Steve Nash. Maybe some of our keen young pilots will get similar inspiration to follow John’s rapid progress. Certainly they will need to follow his examples of meticulous planning, preparation and goal-setting if they want to get close.

Thank you for a great evening, John, we’re already looking forward to hearing about next year’s achievements.


PSC Christmas Do 2019

By Andy Archer on  September 28, 2019 16:27

Venue: Bistrot Pierre – Preston (back by popular demand)

Date: Sat 21st December 2019

Time: 5pm – 7pm + Drinks afterwards

Cost: £27.50 per head – (£10 deposit per person required)

Max attendees: 30 (first come first serve basis)

Christmas Menu – we will be required to complete a pre-order of the food by mid November

Please let me know if you would like to attend along with your menu choice.

I'll then send you an email back with details regarding the deposit.