The date is getting closer so here are the notes I promised. A bit long winded but I hope everything is covered. It will take quite a number of local volunteers to make sure you have an enjoyable day.Would you please now confirm your intentions
with the usual details (even if you are driving in) so that I can get a positive idea of numbers for catering, glidng, camping B&B etc. Fingers crossed for good weather, Nympsfield is a fantastic place on a nice
These notes are for guidance purposes only. If you have any doubts or questions please post on the forum and I will do my best to give you answers.NYMPSFIELD AIRFIELD BRIEFING NOTES
They are to assist any pilot visiting the FLYER FLYIN on 5th June 2018 (12th June wx alt).
Even up to the day of the event please look for the latest information on the forum thread viewtopic.php?f=66&t=106556&hilit=nymps
The objective of the day is to give you the opportunity to fly to an airfield that you would not normally visit, to tell you about the gliding community and hopefully to arrange some glider trial lessons for those that are interested.
The cost of a short trial lesson is about £99.00 which will include an aerotow and 3 months membership. http://bggc.co.uk/learn-to-fly/trial-lessons/
If you would like to have a flight please post on the forum early so that I can try and make arrangements.
As well as that you can meet old and new friends, have food at the airfield cafe, some good fun and stay overnight. If you are camping or want B&B, please post on the forum. There’s even a bar.
You will find BGGC airfield briefing notes here http://bggc.co.uk/visitors/visiting-pilots/
Please familiarise yourself with those notes. Rules of the air and the BGGC notes take precedence over these guidance notes.
Significant crosswinds can create a lot of turbulence at Nympsfield in which event we will consider postponing the event to the reserve date.
Arrivals STRICTLY PPR by calling Richard King 07887 652350 but only at reasonable times please.
NO OVERHEAD JOINS.
No arrivals before 0900 or after 1200 and no departures before 1600. This will enable the daily gliding activity to take place. It would be even more helpful if you could arrive before 1100 because gliders taking part in a Cross Country Course may be launching.
If you need to depart earlier than 1600 it must be with the specific approval of Airfield Control in consultation with CFI Gliding. That will only be decided on the day with regard to Gliding activity.
About 1 mile south of the field is Lynch Knoll wind turbine with a smaller turbine beside it. You may want to use this as a wind direction indicator.
Join downwind left at circuit height 1000’ AAL.
A/G service may be provided on 129.975. Make calls to “NYMPSFIELD TRAFFIC”. Please keep calls brief.
A number of the glider fleet do not have radios.
1st call. 5nm from the field giving just aircraft registration, position and intentions.
2nd call. Downwind.
3rd call. Final.
The grass surface in the indicated area is in generally good condition. As usual at this time of year, a lot of work is being done by the staff rolling and cutting the field and that will continue.
There are gently undulating slopes along the length and far less gradual slopes over the width. The side slopes are hardly perceptible.
If 07 is in use touch down adjacent to the Targett Aviation hangar or just before and you can roll out to the end of the field. Turn LEFT because a following glider will always land to your right. Follow the marshals to parking.
If 25 is in use touch down adjacent to the Glider launch point and once again you will have plenty of room for roll out. Turn LEFT but do not cross the track. A following glider will always land to your right. Once you see the approach is clear keep turning left and follow the marshals to parking.
Parking will be in a single line along the north side of the strip, please follow the marshals directions. Rotary aircraft will be in a separate area.
“C” will be at the café, please report on landing. £10 landing fee for all visiting aircraft.
If you are staying overnight please sign a temporary membership form.
Fuel is NOT available.
Issued on behalf of Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club, BGGC.CONFIRMED ATTENDING:-
Mike Charlie G-ATMC 2 POB
mikehallam G-BXRZ Rans S6-116 1POB
josher G-DHAH Aeronca Champ from EGLS 1/2 POB
C130NAV G-VARG Varga 1POB
AusterAOP9 G-BURR in an Auster AOP 9 1POB
Cloudhound G-BMSA stinson HW75 2POB
Peter Gristwod G-BUTH Robin DR220 2POB
ChampChump G-TECC Aeronca Champ 1 POB
Whiskey Kilo Wanderer G-BUWK Rans 1 POB
pilotbarry GBHTC Jodel 1051 2POB
Grumpy One G IIRV RV9A with his carer if she allows him to fly
map5623 G OMIK Europa TBC
G-BLEW N180HK C180 2POB
Aeronca Alan G-BRWR - Aeronca Chief 1 or 2 POB TBD
Nick G-FSBW Eurofox 1POB. I will camp so I can join you in a drink
Cygnet G BYYC Hapi Cygnet 1 POB
Kemble Pitts G AYGD Jodel DR1051 2 POB
cirrostratus G-LUSK. 2POB Camping.
Lockhaven G OTAN L21-B Cub
PB G AKUJ Trying hard ??
Russ_H G UACA Skyranger Camping
Rob P G BZXB RV6 (proper
) 1POB Camping