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Welcome to SHPF Sun 23/07/2017 @ 07:28 BST


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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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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.

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)