Safety Notices

Hi all, With the new Café being opened and attracting lots of keen visitors, it is worth noting that we need to be very vigilant towards new visitors straying too close to the fence and the gates. This is especially important in the following circumstances: Driving past the café. Please stick to less than 10mph with the rotating warning lights on. Be aware people could be stepping out of their cars, and there could be […]

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Important Information for all winch drivers

Important Information for all winch drivers In the event of a low level cable break or a simulated power failure at a height where a straight ahead approach and landing are feasible the cable must be stopped and allowed to fall to the ground. The cable can then be retrieved by either the winch driver or the launch point with the permission of the winch driver. In the event of any other launch failure it […]

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Cold Starting

Cold starting Many thanks to Lionel and Mike for organising the new socket to connect the booster batteries to the winch, much safer than jump leads. We are however once again having problems with winch starting particularly first thing in the cold. It is possible that our operating system of switching off between launches takes more out of the batteries than the alternator can put back in. Could you all please run the winch for […]

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Winching in southerlies

Winching in southerlies There has been much discussion on when we can and can’t winch safely with southerly winds. There have been far too many incidents recently when we have landed cables and parachutes much too close to people and gliders. Despite all our attempts to teach and brief pilots to allow for cross winds correctly these incidents continue. If we don’t do something we may well have an accident. After much discussion we decided […]

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