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FLYING AT SOUTHBOURNE AND BARTON BOURNEMOUTH ATC RULES

Before flying at Southbourne or Barton -  you MUST ensure that Bournemouth ATC has been notified that flying will be taking place on that day - and let them know from which site you will be flying.

Bournemouth ATC Phone Number : 01202 364 150

Just because there are other pilots in the air - do not assume that they have already notified ATC. If you cannot verify directly with another pilot before you fly that ATC have been notified - call them yourself ! ATC would rather have 20 calls in the day than none!

There is no need to notify ATC again when flying finishes for the day.. ATC will maintain notification to aircraft for the remainder of the day assuming that flying continues until dusk.

 All flying must be done within the following parameters

  • When the visibility exceeds 5,000m, to remain clear of cloud and in sight of the surface.

  • limited to a maximum height of 700 feet AMSL and less than 100 meters from the shore line

Please remember that this phone call is 

  • for your own protection. Powered aircraft are legally meant to stay at least 500ft from the cliffs (which is pretty close anyway) but helicopters have been seen flying down the coast a lot closer than that, and

  • a stipulation by Bournemouth ATC if we wish to retain their permission to fly these sites in their Class D Air Space. 

Note : You don't have to phone up if you are flying Barton and do not intend to fly west as far as Chewton Bunny (that's where the airspace starts), but for your own protection it would be sensible to give ATC a quick call.

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Southbourne to Sandbanks Barton Map - west of Chewton Bunny

LETTER OF AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
THE WESSEX HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING CLUB and BOURNEMOUTH ATC.

  1. Bournemouth ATC agree to permit the Wessex Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club to carry out activities within The Bournemouth Control Zone at the following locations
    a) Area "Barton" the "coastal zone" within the Bournemouth CTR between Barton-on-Sea (N50 44.234 W1 41.076 / N50 44.127 W1 41.098) and Mudeford (N50 43.336 W1 44.500 / N50 43.287 W1 44.347).
    b) Area "Southbourne" the "coastal zone" within the Bournemouth CTR between Sandbanks (N50 41.549 W1 56.034 / N50 41.475 W1 55.910) and Southbourne (N5043.250 W1 47.897 / N50 43.145 W1 47.933)

  2. Such activities are only carried out when the visibility exceeds 5,000m , to remain clear of cloud and in sight of the surface

  3. Gliding will be limited to a maximum height of 700 feet AMSL and less than 100 meters from the shore line

  4. The Wessex Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club will inform Bournemouth ATC on 01202 364150 before commencing activities.

  5. Bournemouth ATC reserve the right to suspend this agreement without prior notice

  6. Agreement is effective from 0900 hrs local time on Monday 8th September 2003.

Signed on behalf of Bournemouth ATC
J. Berryman
Manager ATC
Date 6th September, 2003

Signed on behalf of Wessex Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Club
Secretary
Date 15th September, 2003