Club Pilot with 10 hours + coastal experience
Pilot with 10 hours + coastal experience
not fly over Tregantle Fort (nearby large, obvious fortification) when the
red flags are flying, as this a military firing range, and as such may
only be flown over after checking with the MOD on:
822516 or 07817 028790 (try both)
not handle anything that could be a Shell or Ammunition.
gliders along Western edge of field
Paragliders beware of Hang gliders above and behind prior to inflation and
no flags flying approach can be from East or West. If flags are flying,
from the West
Do not fly downwind (i.e North) of the stone wall.
landing is available in adjoining field to West.
beach below take off at low tide only- steep path from beach back to the
top about 100 metres to the West of take off
or, Tregantle Beach - easier carry up. NB: Caution, cross-winds, and
people on beach.
Firing Range at Tregantle Fort. DO
NOT FLY OVER OR IN FRONT OF RED FLAGS.
not fly more than 3 hours either side of low tide
position of stone wall along downwind edge of field . DO NOT LAND ON OTHER
SIDE (NORTH) OF THIS WALL – FIELD IS NEARLY ALWAYS IN CROP. HG’s use
wall as line for top landing approach, do not drift downwind of it. PG’s
can land comfortably 10-20 metres in front of wall.
very careful when driving out onto the B3247 through the gate – very
poor visibility in both directions. Either have someone as a look out on
opposite side of road or turn hard left and park up in front of adjoining
gateway whilst closing access gate.
alternative to Freathy (and Struddick ?) especially if ranges at Tregantle
are active. If this is the case, give the ranges a call on 01752
822516 or 07817 028790 to
let them know you’re there. If red flags are flying, turn
as soon as you are comfortably airborne and gain height near the golf
for top landing from the west.
the right conditions, Whitsands Bay coastal run is possible
through gate directly opposite Trethill
(park in lane whilst opening gate). Drive to the front of the hill through
second gate (keep this shut if there is livestock in either field) –
leave kit next to wall at western edge of field (see map) and drive back
to gate, parking along hedge. Maximum of six gliders and five vehicles –
so share lifts if you can. If gate is padlocked, phone Karl for
the road junction, inland of the road on the grass verge.