Pennine Soaring Club Awards 2023

By Carl Fairhurst on  February 14, 2024 14:55

The awards for the 2023 season were awarded at the well attended AGM. The winners are as follows:

Paraglider Pilot Improvement Award

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Ed Knowles


Matt Baird

(not present)

First 25km XC Flight

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Ed Knowles

33km flight from Parlick on 9th July 2023

First 50km XC Flight

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Scott O’Neil

53.9km flight from Parlick on 9th July 2023 

PSC League Overall

PSC League Sport

Best XC Flight from Pennine Site

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Phil Wallbank

124km flight from Parlick on 16th June 2023

Loop League

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Paul Winterbottom

Best Local Flight

PSC League Fun Class

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John Murphy

29.84km FAI triangle on the 7th April 2023

Representing the Club – National

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Elliot Brown

1st place in Buttermere Bash Lakeland Charity Open B comp. and 1st place in LCC B comp.

Representing the club – International


John Oliver

British sports, St-Jean-Montclar: 1st in Reynolds, 4th overall

British champs: 1st in Reynolds, 3rd in Sports,16th Brit, 52th overall.

Most chuffed about been first sports on one of the task's and been in sight of the leaders.

World Civl rank 1318, UK Civl rank 48

Retrieve Award

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Brian Stewart

Retrieve from Tebay for Jim and John

Club Award

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Neil Charles

Creating the Wind at Altitude app

Club Award

Paul Redman on behalf of MRT (not present)

For their assistance involving an incident at Parlick

Bent Upright

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Andrew Clegg

For best tent landing!

William Marshall Trophy for Services to the Club

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Simon Scott

For services as chairman

Special Lifetime Achievement Award

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John Murphy

For 27 years dedicated service to the club committee

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!


Club Social And AGM

By Brian Stewart on  February 11, 2024 14:42


In addition to the important business of the club AGM, our own Neil Charles will be giving us an update on the latest in Electronic Conspicuity and developments on his excellent Wind at Altitude site.

Social Night December 2023 - Andy Archer - Learning to fly microlights & the adventures beyond

By Carl Fairhurst on  January 2, 2024 13:14

On Monday 11th December 2023, Andy Archer gave a talk on learning to fly 3 axis microlights.

A big thanks to Andy for giving this talk, For the benefit of anyone who couldn’t attend, we’ve recorded the meeting, click on the YouTube video below to watch.