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We have moved web site

Posted by Paul L STC, W on November 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Members, as this site was becoming unreliable we have moved to


Longest Tow Flight

Posted by Paul L STC, W on May 11, 2017 at 4:35 PM

While a couple of us were quite chuffed getting about 50k in very little drift and in the air for 4 hours Steve Blackler was up for 6.5 hrs and got the winch UK record with 146K.. Well done Steve.

NE Runway

Posted by Paul L STC, W on April 21, 2017 at 8:15 AM

We have been asked by the land owner of the NE-SW runway to take the quad bike around by road or use boards to get it across the ditch which has recently been maintained by digging out.


Posted by michael cushion on April 20, 2016 at 5:25 AM

I have recieved the following email from Pete the Greek re West Runton, he is doing his best to resolve the situation.

To all NHGPC club members,

This is a polite message to all hang glider and paraglider pilots who use our West Runton coastal flying site.


All launching from this site known as Sea View Car park has been suspended until further notice.


We are attempting to make reconciliation with the owners due to an incident made by a visiting non BHPA paraglider pilot that was apparently rude to the proprietors of the establishment, to put it politely. This incident today seems to have been a culmination of other situations regarding the access and safety to the public who are on this site.


This situation was inevitably the tipping point by Martin and Louise O'Shea who own the Cafe at West Runton as well as the parking area have provided us a rare and an exceptional location to launch our paragliders and hang gliders when the conditions allow for many years in the past.

From what I have found out so far, this situation today was avoidable.


My closing comment would be; don't use this site until further notice. Be respectful. That's free.

Peter Marcou

Sites Officer




Posted by Paul L STC, W on April 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Well done to Darren completing the first part of his STC rating.  For those of you not aware this entails giving up 2 days of your life and work/holiday  to go and sit in a classroom and worst of all its up north.  Mike Lake, Steve Biggs and Darren are now ready for their second part an examination that will take place this Summer.  Richard Hunts rating should only be a formality getting them re instated.  

For our club to operate under the BHPA umbrella and insurance we need to have STC to train winchman and carry out tow conversions.  Then we need TC to be able to run the day without a STC there and winchman to get you in the air for you all to fly.  So well done to all our members helping this to happen.

New Competition Officer

Posted by Paul L STC, W on March 11, 2016 at 4:35 AM

Well done Steve Blackler who has volunteered to take over the comps for our club so please make his job easy by sending your co ords as soon as you can. Remember you need to make an email claim and not think the text, telegram live track or any other on the day after flight message is a claim as they are often sent from in the pub or pick up point and not your landing. Please send all claims to him on [email protected]




Another great twist in the life of the Suffolk H/G club having such a great pilot organising our competitions im sure he will do a better job than me :)

October minutes uploaded

Posted by Joe S on November 4, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Minutes of last week's meeting are now up on page 4 of Documents.

Please read - there is something for everyone!

Any amends - let me know soonest

August minutes uploaded

Posted by Joe S on September 17, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Minutes of the August meeting now uploaded to documents section. Any amends, queries, etc to me soonest please.

Regards, Joe

Glider Storage / Sort Out

Posted by Paul L STC, W on September 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM

Hello All


At our last meeting the subject of glider storage / lack of space came up again so we have come up with a solution.


On the 7th of November (or date to suit all) after the main flying season is over we would like as many of you to volunteer to meet us at the hangar to sort the gliders into 3 categories


1 Gliders with tags on that will be going into new glider tubes (Keith sorting out) Tubes will be owned and paid for by the club but rented at £45 per year instead of in rack at £25 / year (3 years to break even)

2 Gliders with tags on that will stay in the rack

3 Gliders with no tag on being placed in the don’t know / scrap pile outside the rack.


You can see the plan is to get all in use gliders tagged so we know 1 they are in use and 2 they have paid storage. Its your responsibility to either put a tag with your name onto your glider or get someone else to do it for you. Please don’t complain if you turn up next year and your glider is at the bottom of the pile. Something needs to be done we are simply running out of rack space storing in some cases peoples unwanted extra gliders and donated gliders we have forgotten about..


Stage 2


Next year, a year after the clear out in November 2016 we will sort through the pile and sell off all usable gliders as we will deem them unwanted, donated or un paid for items.



I will bring a pile of tags up this weekend and leave in a bucket in front of the rack simply fill in your name and put on zip both ends if need be as we need to see which ever way you put your glider in. Please forward this message to anyone you think may have a glider in the hangar (especially old members) that are not on this list. This message is also going to the 110 people registered on our web site which I believe is all members old and new since the web site was created aprox 4 years ago. So if you are not aware of this message you must have a glider over 4 years unpaid for and abandoned / donated. Remember it is a club rule you must be a member of the club to store a glider in the hangar so please don’t ask to pay just for the storage as we are a h/g club not a self storage facility.


Thank you for your co operation in solving this problem.




Regards Paul L


Fun Competition Results

Posted by Paul L STC, W on August 4, 2015 at 10:50 AM

We had a great weekends flying with the weather playing ball for a change and for those who could get out at short noticed made the best of it.  Saturday we had 4XCs and quite a lot of extended flights and good height gains by the rest.  Sunday started good but deteriated a bit by the time we started with the early flights getting the best of it.  With only 5k seperating the top 3 pilots it was a close thing but the suprise winner is Richard Hunt.  I dont mean suprised on his abillities but just that we were sure Darren had won.  The spot comp was very testing in the conditions and the small spot i put out was not landed on so has been judged on the nearest pilot to it for Saturday.  Sunday we put the spot out so a glide was needed to reach so by default was won by the only pilot to go for it.  Mike has now become the new club anvil and is loving it but as usual he did come and pick us all up which is not kind harted just a hatred of being at the field putting the equipt away :lol:.  The best shoulda woulda coulda was Keith who on Sunday was testing James's K4 and was up at 3000 and came back (what a plonka) :lol:

XC Comp

1st      Richard Hunt  46.11  24.63

2nd     Darren Smith  45.79

3rd      Paul Leary  41.16

4th      Pete Harris  18.47

Spot Landing

1st      Pete Woodin

2nd     Paul Leary