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
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.
must be done within the following parameters
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
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.
|Click on maps for full size version
|Southbourne to Sandbanks
||Barton Map - west of Chewton Bunny
LETTER OF AGREEMENT
THE WESSEX HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING CLUB and BOURNEMOUTH ATC.
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
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
Such activities are only carried out when the visibility exceeds
5,000m , to remain clear of cloud and in sight of the surface
Gliding will be limited to a maximum height of 700 feet AMSL
and less than 100 meters from the shore line
The Wessex Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club will inform Bournemouth
ATC on 01202 364150 before commencing activities.
Bournemouth ATC reserve the right to suspend this agreement without
Agreement is effective from 0900 hrs local time on Monday 8th
Signed on behalf of Bournemouth ATC
Date 6th September, 2003
Signed on behalf of Wessex Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Club
Date 15th September, 2003