Why join?

Benefits of being in the UHPC

  1. Sites – since its formation in 1975, the club has negotiated permission and access with, and maintains relationship with, landowners/tenants to allow us to use flying sites across NI.
  2. Detailed Sites Guide.
  3. Liaison with Air Traffic Control and ability to obtain ‘Letters of Agreement’ to permit flying within controlled airspace.
  4. Affiliation to the BHPA and access to a full range of member support.
  5. Coaching Courses and Support structure.
  6. Theory classes and examinations for Pilot and Advanced Pilot.
  7. Club magazine Blog.
  8. Open mailing list to keep pilots informed and help them fly together.
  9. Access to the latest information on sites and other issues (e.g. safety and site restrictions) via the website and emails to members.
  10. Training events (Coaching, First Aid, Reserve theory and practice)
  11. Annual reserve parachute repack.
  12. Ulster Open –XC Competition.
  13. Maintain & manage annual XC League.
  14. Other Events
    1. Indoor – e.g. Talks from notable people from within our sports (e.g Pat Dower, Jocky Sanderson) or relative disciplines (Norman Surplus).
    2. Outdoor, Slieve Donard fly down, BBQ
  15. Provide a focus for, and recognition of, our sport with other organisations in NI
    1. Sport NI
    2. Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland
    3. NI Sports Forum
    4. DoE Planning Service
    5. Sperrins Outdoor Recreation Strategy Group
    6. Causeway Coast and Glens Strategy Group
    7. Mournes Outdoor Recreation Group
  16. Monitor wind turbine developments and protect members' interests. Includes meetings and negotiations with developers and landowners, including securing legal agreements with developers. Future provision of a dedicated weather station secured at Dungiven.