Welcome to SHPF Fri 30/10/2020 @ 04:05 UTC

Covid-19: Phase 3 Guidance

  • Mon 31/08/2020 @ 12:07 UTC

The SHPF Stage 3 Safe Return to Free Flying Guidance document, which came into effect on 24/08/20, and which was prepared in conjunction with SportScotland, can be accessed here: Phase3_Guidance.pdf.

Covid-19: Phase 2 Guidance

  • Mon 22/06/2020 @ 15:17 UTC

Following the Scottish Government's announcement that we have now moved into phase 2 of the lockdown exit, please see the updated guidance which came into effect on 18 June 2020.

Covid-19: A Route Back to Flying

  • Sat 30/05/2020 @ 07:14 UTC

Following the First Minister's announcement today, here is the SHPF's guidance document aimed at getting pilots back to flying, where possible, safely and within the government regulations. This has been prepared in collaboration with the Scottish Government and, after quite a bit of editing, has been officially approved by them this morning. We are grateful to Sport Scotland in helping us achieve this official approval for our sports.

Photo Competition 2020

  • Fri 10/01/2020 @ 18:52 UTC

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 Saturday the 8th of February 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.
  • All photos must have been taken between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

Click here for full details.

Tow Rating Course

  • Tue 26/04/2016 @ 20:13 UTC
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.


2015 XC League Results

  • Fri 06/11/2015 @ 11:59 UTC

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

  • Tue 18/08/2015 @ 20:17 UTC

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)