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  • New Parking Arrangements Bunster Hill To all PSA members and associate members who fly Bunster Hill and park at Home Farm yard.  At a meeting held with the National Trust, new rules on the parking ...
    Posted 19 Sep 2018, 12:52 by Neil Bourne
  • Peak Soaring Association Privacy Policy  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)     Keeping your data safe and ensuring transparency are important to the Peak Soaring Association, and we’re committed to the folowing statements. The new GDPR ...
    Posted 9 May 2018, 11:50 by Neil Bourne
  • Low Wheeldon Closure Site Closer - Lower Wheeldon From immediate effect (22 .6 .17) Low Wheeldon is now CLOSED to all flying and is NOT a PSA site. Some very sad news, but the ...
    Posted 24 May 2019, 12:20 by Neil Bourne
  • Peak Soaring Association AGM 12th April 2019 Peak Soaring Association AGM Friday April 12th 2019The Peak Clubs AGM will be held at the Priory Pub in Leek on the 12th April starting around 7.30This ...
    Posted 21 Mar 2019, 13:36 by Neil Bourne
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Who Are We?

We are a hang gliding and paragliding club formed by the members to look after the flying sites in the SW Peak area, west of a line roughly from Buxton to Ashbourne. We ensure that good relations are maintained with the farmers and other site users, and encourage the sport by holding social events, training workshops and so on. We are a relaxed, easy going club with a long history of flying in the area.


Who Can Join?

Anyone. If you have just finished your training and wish to fly in this area, or usually fly somewhere else but wish to extend your activities into the Peak area, you will be welcome.


What Does It Cost?

Full flying membership is only £25 per year, though if you are a full member of another club, associate membership is £21. A couple with joint membership pay £37. There is a £5 discount for members joining by standing order.  In addition you may have to pay a daily fee directly to the farmer on whose site you fly as detailed in the Sites Guide that you receive on joining the PSA or can read in the members section of this site.


Then What?

One of the most difficult problems faced by people entering a new sport is getting to know other people in the activity who can help you “fit into the routine”. In flying this is even more important, as the sites are sometimes crowded, have their own rules for safety and other reasons, as well as their own peculiarities once you are in the air. Basic site considerations are outlined in the Sites Guide, but we would hope to be able to prepare you for flying on our sites better than just turning up one day with your Guide, along with the rest of your kit! We have a system of Club Coaches who are all people who have made their own decision to be prepared to help out, either on the hill or at other times, at no cost to yourself  (apart from personally agreed transport costs etc.) If you are in training at the moment, your school will know who the Coaches are, and depending on where you live can point you in the right direction. Twist their arm a little further and they surely will make introductions on the hill while you are out training one day – they might even be persuaded to drag you along to a PSA club social or training night.


What Does A Club Coach Do?

A Club Coach is somebody with experience of hang gliding and/or paragliding who has attended a two-day BHPA course and understands the need for further assistance beyond the basic training. He will not instruct you in the way that your school instructors have done , but may give you assistance on the ground, advise you with regard to the conditions at the time of your flight and generally try to sort out any problems you may face. He appreciates that he may not know everything but will be able to refer you to somebody who does!


Which Sites Do We Control?

Full details of all of the PSA sites are detailed in the Sites Guide that you will receive on becoming a member. You will probably know Shining Tor already as it is one of our most popular training sites. For an apparently small hill Shining Tor often works well in quite poor weather, making it an ideal site for people who live locally to fly after work. Along the ridge is Cats Tor, which we share with the Derbyshire Soaring Club, a short flight away but a longer one back! You may also know Bunster, near Ilam, which is excellent for flying in Southerly winds and for hang gliders we have Edge Top.


What Else Do We Do?

We have social evenings on the second Wednesday of every month at a venue announced in the club newsletter. These range from talks by notable people in the sport to lectures on air law, weather (and how to avoid it!) and may incorporate on site glider handling sessions in the summer months.



To join the Peak Soaring Association complete the forms using the files below and send it together with the appropriate remitance to the membership secretary at the address given

Peak Soaring Association Privacy Policy

 General Data Protection Regulation




Keeping your data safe and ensuring transparency are important to the Peak Soaring Association, and we’re committed to the folowing statements. The new GDPR law goes into effect on 25 May 2018.


The Club keeps data which is submitted on the clubs application form on a secured Access Database with a backup stored securely.  This data is held by the Peak Soaring Associations membership seceratary.


The Peak Soaring Association will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties apart from the exceptions below.


Email addresses supplied.


These submitted email addresses are used solely in communicating to the Peak Soaring Association membership and not given out to any third party.  Express permission to use these emails will be sort from the existing Peak Soaring Association  membership and positively requested on an updated membership form.  All Peak Soaring Association members who do not positively agree to there email being used will not be contacted using it.


Email contact enables the Peak Soaring association to communicate the following:


  • BHPA club newsletters.
  • BHPA flying equipment safety notices.
  • Club flying site changes and restrictions.
  • Updates to the clubs site guide.
  • Notification of meeting and events.


Data supplied on the Peak Soaring Association membership form.


·        Name, Post code & BHPA number is requested on an annual basis by the BHPA & supplied by the Peak Soaring Association.


·        This data is used to confirm current Peak Soaring Association Membership only. This may be requested by other BHPA registered clubs in relation to associate membership enquires.


·        This data will be used if requested in the case of emergencies by the appropriate authorities i.e. Ambulance, Fire & Police.



·        This data will be supplied if the Peak Soaring association are obliged by law to disclose it or where it is necessary for the purpose of or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.



Peak Soaring Association

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Neil Bourne,
9 May 2018, 12:52
Neil Bourne,
9 May 2018, 12:53