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My local club has closed all (primarily PG) sites. Below is the statementy justifying this. Have to say I agree with them

Covid-19 Response from the Pennine Soaring Club Committee


Considering the escalating seriousness of the current Pandemic, requests from Mountain Rescue Teams, advice from the Police and authorities, the Committee feels it is inappropriate to continue free-flight activities from our sites.
The reasons for this decision include:


• any additional stress on the health system and emergency services currently is irresponsible;

• paragliding is a highly visible activity and while all are being urged to avoid all unnecessary travel and contact, flying anywhere would cause a very bad perception our sport to the general public, authorities and landowners.

Despite paragliding being an appropriately socially-distant activity, the travelling, fuelling, chatting and socialising are not, so to protect the future access to our sites we are closing all sites within our control with immediate effect, and urge all members to respect the spirit of this decision by putting away their equipment and avoiding the temptation to fly anywhere.

We will constantly monitor the situation – rest assured the committee contains some of the most active and regular fliers in the club, so we don’t want to stop flying for any longer than necessary. However, the alternative of having the activity being banned from above may result in permanent loss of access. Please remember: flaunting this suspension could lose us (you) our sites. Please also draw attention to this to any of your mates who may not be members, no-one will distinguish between members and non-members.

 

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All very laudable and who could possibly disagree. In line with the current prevailing winds of self a sacrifice for the greater good, I did NOT fly this evening, despite the glorious weather I did NOT sneak a flight in. Had I done so, I probably would have discovered that there was a little too much wind aloft and landed back after a short 5 min flight. I would then probably have packed away and headed home for a pint. 

None of these things happened because, as I’ve said before, I’m better than you.
 

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The weather is exceptionally favorable for flying today, but I must restrain myself from flying. As I said before, my flying club has suspended any further activities, so everything has come to a standstill. I can help myself however, from sympathizing with the unorganized sector (shout-out to Kim, my flying instructor, who is also a freelancer as well). The government is yet to acknowledge them, as well as the MSME sector, which comprises about 72% of all jobs. The greater good is that we as humans, help each other during these times, and understand why these things must not be taken lightly.
~Sanjeev Nanda

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We are in lockdown... for good reason.
We want to see restrictions lifted as soon as possible- so please adhere to the advice, or restrictions will be enforced for a much longer period.

When this is over, there will be plenty of days for flying.

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I see that the police in Cumbria have been flying a drone around the lakes to see if people are out on the hills and publishing footage on twitter to raise awareness. Great idea, however, with police resources stretched thin, shouldn’t one of us shoulder the burden for them? It’s a major sacrifice, but if we mobilised pilots to fly around UK beauty spots with go pros, it might free police resources. 
 

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Even I saw a drone around my area, thought some idiot was bored out his mind, and started a new hobby. These testing drones are present to detect any spike in heat and can detect pathogens though UV testing. Covid-19 is real, people. Stay  safe, and stay inside!

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