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Welcome to SHPF Fri 20/10/2017 @ 00:26 BST

Ratho Repack 2017

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the SHPF Emergency Parachute System (EPS) repack event is going to be held in the Raeburn suite at the EICA, Ratho on the 28th of January 2017. Unfortunately the zip line won't be in operation due to the installation of a new climbing wall structure at Ratho. Hopefully a suitable venue, where a zip line can be set up, will be found for the 2018 event.

What you can expect:

  • Experienced repackers will be available to assist with repacking and fitting reserve parachutes.
  • Bill Morris (BHPA) will be available to provide advice on all things EPS.
  • Bill Morris will give a morning and afternoon talk on Reserve Deployment and Repacking.
  • 2 x harness hangers will be set up, which can can be used to set up paragliding harnesses.
  • 20% discount vouchers for EICA cafe.
  • Catch up and have a chat with your flying mates.

Pricing: SHPF members 10, non-members 15.

Schedule (times may vary)
0900-1630 Reserve parachute repacking
0945-1045 Reserve deployment and repacking talk - Bill Morris
1245-1345 Reserve deployment and repacking talk (repeat) - Bill Morris
1645-1800 SHPF AGM and prizegiving

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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.


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.

Ratho Repack 2016

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The 2016 Ratho Repack will be held on Saturday the 30th of January. This is your opportunity to dynamically deploy your paragliding or hang-gliding emergency reserve. Repack it with support from experienced reserve repacking experts (often more than once) and attend various workshops during the day. Bill Morris, the BHPA's reserve parachute expert, will be on hand to demonstrate reserve repacking and provide assistance.

After the repack, the SHPF AGM will be held, followed by a talk from four-in-a-row XC league winner and Ozone boss Mike Cavanagh.

Click here for full details.

Photo Competition 2016

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View the entries here!

The SHPF are happy to be running a photo competition again this year with cash prizes of 25, 15 and 10 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The voting and prizegiving will take place at Ratho on the 30th of January to coincide with the repack and AGM.
  • The competition is open to all SHPF members.
  • Each member can submit up to two photos.
  • The photo must be hang-gliding or paragliding related.

Click here for full details.