Verified08 Feb 18 by Nigel Charles
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Danger Areas to the south
Keevil Airfield (south west) often active with para/gliders
Etchilhampton Hill 627ft amsl - 1nm NW
Tall hedges â€“ undershoot Rwy10, Rwy28 (south side)
Tall trees â€“ undershoot Rwy28 (north side)
If airfield is manned frequency 135.47Mhz (CAA Safetycom) is monitored to pass landing information. This is a noise sensitive area so please avoid overflying villages during approach. The circuit pattern shown optimises flight path for both noise abatement and obstruction avoidance. A slow flypast ensures the strip is clear of deer and people walking dogs. With strong southerly winds turbulence can be expected from the high hedge along the southern edge of the field. The runway surface is 10m wide and is smooth and level. As crop or long grass is grown in the rest of the field, landing by low wing long wingspan aircraft is not recommended. Parking is at the southwest corner of the field. Use the eastern end of the parking area if available. Record landing in the visitorâ€™s book in the clubhouse. Combination for the door lock available from the owner.
Beware of rising ground on base leg. 20deg offset for final approach to avoid housing. Final line-up over runway. Displaced threshold marked by windsock (LDA 640m)
15deg offset for final approach gives better view and offset from high trees on short finals. Due to low crossing altitude of railway line discontinue approach if a train is coming. Full runway length is available if care is exercised but windsock indicates a suggested displaced threshold (LDA 550m).
Check for arriving aircraft before backtracking runway. Total runway length is 840m.
There is one slight hump just before the first windsock. Beware of being â€˜ski jumpedâ€™ into the air prematurely. Climb-out north of the railway line until above 500ft aal.
As soon as altitude permits turn right and fly just west of Wabi Farm as indicated overleaf. The farmer here likes aircraft and this avoids noise sensitive areas.
Beware of turbulence from the trees when the wind is from the directions you would expect turbulence.