Welcome to SHPF Tue 31/05/2016 @ 12:56 BST
Here's the latest from Nationals Coordinator Scott Mather on the plans for this years rounds:
This weekend we are due to start this years Scottish Nationals with a round within the Highland clubs area. In essence this could mean anywhere from lower Speyside to the far Northwest (but most likely Spey valley). After this weekend flying hopefully the appetite to go and fly different areas and meet fellow flyers will be whetted, no guarantee of 220 k tasks! At the moment the weather forecast is not suggesting it will be looking too promising, but a decision will be made on Thursday evening as to whether this round will go ahead. This will be posted on the Google groups etc. This comp is the introductory route to competition flying and may take many forms n a sociable and supportive environment. If you have any questions fire away or ask a more experienced flyer within your club. As a heads up the following weekend, the bank holiday weekend, it is due to be the Arran round.
All the best,
The calendar is as follows (dates may change due to weather etc.):
Any questions just get in touch. Have a good season and look forward to getting to some rounds.
Information on flying at Hillend and the Pentlands is now available here on the SHPF site.
The Club Coach course is this weekend! Full venue details here.
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.
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!
SHPF XC league coordinator (!)
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: