Safety

If you have an accident, witness an accident or discover a problem with your kit, please report it to the BHPA using the incident report form.

You can see the BHPA response to incidents in their incident report pages

Formal Investigations / Informal Investigations


 

Information about military low flying

Wales Community Relations Office Homepage

Wales low flying information

Low flying timetable

 

NOTAM

Notices To Airmen Interactive NOTAM Map

Or alternatively, here:  http://notaminfo.com/ukmap


CANP

There is a new e-mail address for accessing the military Civil
Aircraft Notification Procedure (CANP) system. If five or more
gliders are likely to be operating from a site midweek use
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also access the CANP system
on Freephone 0800 515544.
Full details of the CANP system and how to use it are at
are at www.bhpa.co.uk/members/safety/canp/index.php.


Emergency parachutes

Your descent rate on a emergency parachute depends on :

  1. The design of the canopy

  2. The area of the canopy (the bigger the better)

  3. The weight of you and your kit

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Mike Townsend, who is our local parachute expert and registered BHPA packer, has devised a spreadsheet to save you the trouble of getting your slide rules out. Follow the link to the Emergency Parachute Calculator to load it. (To use it you will need Microsoft Excel or Open Office loaded onto your computer, and will need to enable Macros).

Mike offers a repack service to club members for £25, or can often be found at club meetings if you need advice.

If you need to find him in a hurry, try email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone:  01242 232532 Mobile:  07791 585830