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PG Nationals Series 2016

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Here's the latest from Nationals Coordinator Scott Mather on the plans for this years rounds:

The weather is coming on and a number of flights have been had and the winter league will close in 10 days. Many will be looking to XC season with relish and why not? We have a great place to fly in. The Scottish Nationals is a low level, friendly, competition series hosted by those clubs affiliated to the SHPF and is open to all members of these clubs. You do not have to be a hot shot you can be fresh out of school and fly. It is as much about meeting other flyers and flying new sites whilst building your skills. Previous entrants have gone on to fly in Paragliding World Cups! And may fly both in same year. Due to the vagaries of the weather the format can be XC, defined task and even spot landing for those accuracy fanatics out there.

The calendar is as follows (dates may change due to weather etc.):

  • Highland: 21-22 May
  • Arran: 28-29 May
  • Ochils: 2-3 July
  • Wingbeat: 27-28 August
  • LLSC: to coincide with club BBQ
  • Aberdeen: TBC (probably April or May)

Any questions just get in touch. Have a good season and look forward to getting to some rounds.


Hillend and Pentlands Site Info

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Information on flying at Hillend and the Pentlands is now available here on the SHPF site.

Tow Rating Course

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A successful day was had by all attending the first weekend of the SHPF-supported tow rating conversion course at Jocky Sanderson's airpark near Keswick. Thanks to Sean Figgitt for organising - its good to see all the effort finally paying off.

Club Coach Course, March 2016

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The Club Coach course is this weekend! Full venue details here.

Ratho Repack 2016: Deployments Video

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2016 was one of the busiest repacks ever, with 65 pilots making 106 deployments on the zip line. The video from the 2016 Ratho Repack is now available: click here to watch on Vimeo.

Click here for more details and links to individual deployments.

2015 XC League Results

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The 2014-15 SHPF XC league ended on Saturday!

Congratulations to Brendan Reid who won with 757 points. 2nd was Matthew Church with 637 points, and third was Julian Robinson with 395 points. Matt also had the longest open distance flight with 118.5 km on 11th June from Beinn Leabhainn to Deeside.

Of the clubs, Brendan Reid won from the LLSC, Matthew Church from the Aberdeen Club, Mark Robson from the Highland Club and Tony Shephard from the SMPC. The longest LLSC flight (105km) was won by Stewart Reid - the first time this has been achieved by a hang-glider in some time!

34 people entered flights. Details of all the flights can be found on the XC league website.

Well done everyone!

The winter league has already started, and will run until 31st March. Good luck!

Nicky Atkinson
SHPF XC league coordinator (!)

PG Nationals 2015 Results

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The current results for the 2015 nationals series can be viewed here.

So far, Aberdeen, Wingbeat, LLSC, Ochils and Highland have all held rounds this year! Congratulations to:

  1. Sean Figgitt (Wingbeat)
  2. Derek Traynor (Wingbeat)
  3. Julian Robinson (Aberdeen)