The Paramotor Code

By Carl Fairhurst on  June 14, 2019 17:31

Over the last few months, the BHPA has been working with the CAA to try to educate those who fly Paramotors with no training. Together they have worked up the Paramotor Code.

Winter Hill–Gate to be Locked

By Andy Archer on  June 14, 2019 07:29

 

I have just been contacted by the secretary of the Rivington Soaring Association (modellers) stating that some of their members were stopped recently by Arqiva TV Mast security staff as they went up the road past the Winter Hill transmitter.

The staff told them that the bottom gate on the access road will be locked Monday-Friday overnight (17:00 to 08:00) and all day at the weekends, this is to restrict public vehicular access since the moorland fires.

I don’t think it is a bad thing if it restricts the BBQ brigade from setting fire to the moor again.  This use to be the arrangement at Winter Hill a few years back with a combination lock on both gates.

I have tried to get in contact with the UU Land Agent but at this point in time I am not sure when the lock is going on the gate, but I understand that any organisation that has an agreement with UU will be given the code to the lock.

Keep me posted if you find the gate locked or are challenged by the Arqiva TV Mast staff.

Andy Archer

PSC Sites Officer

07824 321574

Hen Harriers

By Brian Stewart on  June 13, 2019 17:31

RSPB have announced that there has been successful fledging of several hen harrier chicks in the Bowland Forest area. They request people stick to marked tracks in the area to avoid stressing these birds during the breeding season. Please be aware of this when flying in the area, and think carefully about landing out where you could disturb them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-48607497#

Northern XC League

By Carl Fairhurst on  June 5, 2019 11:05


There is now a Northern XC league competition designed to allow northern clubs to compete without the issues of getting to some of the more distant long distance take offs.

The six clubs involved are:

  • Cumbria Soaring Club
  • Dales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
  • North Yorkshire Sailwing Club
  • Northumbria Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
  • Pennine Soaring Club
  • Sir George Cayley Sailwing Club

For more details see https://www.northernxcleague.com/