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Links


MIDWEEK FLYING

Military Freephone - Civil Aircraft Notification Procedure (CANP) - for all midweek flying - Phone 0800 515544. Procedure on BHPA website.
Red Arrows & Royal Flights – for details of Temporarily Upgraded Airspace - Phone 0500 354802

TRAINING SCHOOLS

www Air Ventures Paragliding - Keswick
www Escape - Keswick and world-wide
www SunSoar Paragliding - Kirkby Stephen
www Flybubble - Brighton
www Derbyshire Flying Centre - Hang-gliding & Paragliding school in the Derbyshire Peak District

EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIERS

www The Sick and the Wrong - paragliding and snowboard specialists, Keswick. Telephone: 017687 80297
www Aerofix - The Hayloft, Stretfield Mill, Bradwell, Hope Valley, S33 9JT Telephone: 01433 627195
www UK Airsports - free flight kit, Threkeld, near Keswick. Telephone: 0870 744 1677 (0870?)
www Airplay - Regional agents for Gradient Gliders & accessories, Digifly range of instruments and Ava Sport Harnesses & Reserves
www Transair - more a supplier of General Aviation accesories. Extensive range of charts and flying literature. Tel : 01273 466000
www The Map Shop - Maps for anywhere in the world. Highly recommended. Be prepared for the walk out after that epic XC. Telephone: 0800 085 40 80

WEATHER INFORMATION

See Weather tab on home page

USEFUL INFO

www Judith Mole and Geoff Minshull: Flying Pages - Primarily a flying diary but lots of useful information in the Resources and Webcasts pages. Highly recommended is a webcast on how to use the RASP forecasting web site.
www Mobile Phone Mast Locations - Ever wondered where the mobile phone masts are? This link shows where there are on a map

WEBCAMS ACROSS THE COUNTY

www BBC Cumbria - Index of some webcams in Cumbria
www Keswick webcam - Skiddaw (if you're lucky) from George Fishers in Keswick
www Keswick Schools Weather - 2 web cams are available on this site
www Holbeck Ghyll Hotel (SE of Ambleside overlooking lake) - Views towards Langdales

LINKS TO NEIGHBOURING HANG-GLIDING & PARAGLIDING CLUBS

www Northumbria Hang-gliding & Paragliding Club - The NHPC consists of a dedicated band of pilots from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and the surrounding areas. We have excellent sites in the beautiful Cheviots and North Pennines.
www Dales Hang-gliding and Paragliding Club - Large well established club for hang glider and paraglider pilots. Flying from hilltop sites within Yorkshire Dales.
www North Yorks Sailwing Club - North Yorkshire, Cleveland, Co. Durham. Excellent sites (some members only). Hang gliding and paragliding coaching. BHPA welcome. Visiting membership.
www Sir George Cayley Sailwing Club - Membership open to all classes of pilot. Meetings held 3rd Tuesday of month, The Wellington Oak, Pocklington. Yorkshire. All Welcome. Join a very friendly and active club.
www Derbyshire Soaring Club - One of largest clubs with around 500 members. Friendly club with sites in Derbyshire/Peak District renowned for XC potential. Members only but m/ship open to all. See website.
www Pennine Soaring Club - Large, active and friendly hang gliding/paragliding club established for many years, with access to a variety of hill sites in Lancashire/Yorkshire.
www Lanarkshire and Lothian Soaring Club - South West Scotland. Sites for members only but day memberships are available for visitors.

LINKS TO NEIGHBOURING GLIDING CLUBS

www Edensoaring - a gliding club established in 2008 at Skelling Farm, on the side of the Pennines, and with Cross Fell as a backdrop. They offer trial flights and training

COMPETITIONS and LEAGUES

www British Paragliding Competitions (and National XC League)
www British Hang-gliding Competitions
www National Hang-gliding XC League

NAVIGATION

www GPSDump - Convert your GPS Vario output to a number of formats including Google Earth and IGC
www IGC Flight Replay - Superb piece of software. Use GPS Dump to download your flight from your vario to a .igc file and then replay the flight - in 3-D - within Google Earth.
www Memory Map - OS Maps and CAA Charts for your PC or PDA

AVIATION

www Civil Aviation Authority - The legislative body governing aviation in the UK.
www UK Nats - Areonautical information Service. Follow the link on "VFR Charts" for publication details of the latest charts
www Aviation Abbreviations - Want to know what that TLA means? A index of most aviation abbreviations
www NotamPlot - downloadable software that helps to identify what NOTAMS apply to your area. Note - does not normally list paragliding alerts as these are not strictly NOTAMs
www Avbrief - You need to register here before you can download bulletins for use with NotamPlot. Register as a Guest by following the Briefing Services link. Use your registration details in NotamPlot
www NOTAM Info - All NOTAMs on a Google Map. Easy to use. You need to register.

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

www British Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA)
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Flyability (the disability initiative of the BHPA)

www German Hang-gliding and Paragliding Federation (DHV)
www French Federation of Free Flight (FFVL)

BHPA PILOT EXAM

Useful links for those taking the BHPA Pilot Exam

www Wessex HPPG On Line Test - a good little on line test. Personally, I can't see the point of knowing the VFR rules for flying above FL245!
www CAA 1:250,000 Chart Symbols - you need to know these for the exam

CUMBRIA TOURIST INFORMATION

www Official website for Cumbria Tourism
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Tourist Information Centres

OTHER LINKS

www Great North Air Ambulance
www Lake District Outdoors
www Skywings (Official magazine of the BHPA)
www Lake District National Park Authority
www National Trust
www The Lake District in Cumbria
www Powered Hang-gliding - subsection of BHPA website
Paramotoring - subsection of BHPA website