Guidance for visitors to the Airfield

Visitors to the club are welcome

You should be aware that airfields can be dangerous places for the unwary.  Please take time to read these instructions and if you are unsure about anything then please ask.  Please print this page and the attached map.  They will be useful when you come to the airfield.

  1. When you arrive on the airfield please keep to the perimeter road and make your way either to the launch point, if we are flying, or the control tower. This map of the airfield for visitors by road will help. You can find the launch point (where it is depends on the wind direction) by looking for a double decker bus which is our control vehicle. If it's not visible from the gate, turn left and follow the permieter road round the airfield. When at the launch point please speak to any club member who will be able to help you.
  2. Do not walk or drive in front of any aircraft or glider landing or taking off.  Keep a good lookout at all times as aircraft may land on any part of the airfield from any direction.  Once committed to land, gliders may be unable to avoid you!
  3. Keep children and dogs under close supervision at all times.
  4. Do not approach the propellers of powered aircraft even when the aircraft engine is stationary.
  5. Visitors are forbidden to use any of the clubs mechanical equipment.
  6. Do not walk or drive on the runways.  They may have virtually invisible cables travelling at up to 60mph!
  7. Most motor insurance policies do not cover vehicles when on an airfield.  Visitors should be very careful when driving as the club cannot accept responsibility for any accident or incident involving visitors motor vehicles.

Thank you for reading these notes. Directions to the airfield.