These are some selected site records from the Pennine area, where flights have been submitted to the national XC League. If you have flown further/scored more, please let us know. Click on the pilot's name for a link to the flight on the league.
Records are for most XC League points scored under the prevailing rules when the record was set (score multipliers for declares and triangles are sometimes revised). The "Distance" column lists size of triangle, open distance (for turnpoint flights) or scoring distance (for flights to goal).
Parlick is somewhat arbitrarily split into three sites, depending mainly on where the pilot took off and what the prevailing wind direction was. There are some anomalies.
Where a declared triangle has been larger than the biggest undeclared triangle, the undeclared "record" has been left in.
Note: despite the reliability of some of our sites, successful (and legal) declared flights from the Pennine area are very rare. Declaring a flight is easy. See the Defined Task Coaching Guide for details, including waypoint details for minimum distance declarable goals from all the popular Pennine sites. Successful declared flights attract a bonus over the open distance - fly 25km, score 33 points!
|Site||Flight Type||Pilot||Wing||Date||Landed at||Points||Distance|
|Parlick West||Turnpoint*||Phil Colbert||Niviuk Peak 4||3/6/17||Filey||161.2||157.8|
|Parlick East||Turnpoint||Paul Winterbottom||Ozone Delta||7/5/13||Windermere||59.8||56.9|
|Parlick South||Turnpoint||Phil Colbert||Niviuk Icepeak 6||10/04/13||Carlisle||122.1||114.1|
|Parlick North (!)**||Turnpoint||Phil Wallbank||Niviuk Peak 2||10/6/11||Reebok Stadium, Horwich||55.3||42.1|
|Longridge||Turnpoint||John Murphy||Escape Stream||15/4/12||Orrell||45.4||38.7|
|Pendle||Turnpoint||Phil Colbert||Niviuk Icepeak 7||22/08/14||Newark||140.4||133.8|
|Winter Hill||Turnpoint||Phil Wallbank||Ozone Mantra M3||09/05/10||Crosby||40.2||35.6|
|Edenfield||Turnpoint||Richard Butterworth||Gin Boomerang 10||31/5/17||Newton Aycliffe||117.2||113.5|
|Parlick West||FAI Triangle||John Murphy||Niviuk Artik 4||16/8/15||Parlick||45.2||22.6|
|Parlick East||FAI Triangle||Phil Colbert||Niviuk Peak 4||6/6/16||Parlick||40.4||22.5|
|Longridge||FAI Triangle||Brian Stewart||Gradient Aspen 4||23/02/16||Longridge||28.9||16.2|
|Pendle||FAI Triangle||Mike Cavanagh||Ozone Mantra M6||22/07/14||Pendle||153.8||60.0|
|Pendle||Declared FAI Triangle||Phil Colbert||Niviuk Peak 4||19/4/16||Pendle||179.6||62.3|
|Parlick West||Declared FAI Triangle||Phil Colbert||Niviuk Icepeak 6||22/09/12||Parlick||128.1||36.6|
|Longridge||Declared FAI Triangle||Phil Wallbank||Niviuk Peak 2||04/06/12||Clitheroe||114.8||33.0|
|Parlick||Declared Flight to Goal||Phil Colbert||Niviuk Peak 4||2/6/17||Filey||193.5||155.6|
|Pendle||Declared Flight to Goal||John Oliver||Skywalk Cayenne 5||29/5/16||Billinge||62.2||48.7|
|Longridge||Declared Flight to Goal||Simon Blake||Ozone Delta 2||23/4/16||Westhoughton||43.6||34.4|
* Phil Colbert's flight of 2/6/17, in addition to smashing the previous Flight-to-Goal record for Parlick, also narrowly beat his previous best turnpoint flight score even if the declare is disregarded. It is therefore listed twice.
**There is no "Parlick North". Parlick doesn't really work in a north wind. This flight is included because it is over five times longer than any other flight ever done in that direction from that launch.