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Gliding is a very safe sport, however safety and security are paramount for all on the airfield.
There are a lot of moving objects on the ground and in the air, so please follow these instructions:
Safety on the ground:
Visitors arriving at the airfield should be aware of the following safety points:
- Do not take your vehicle or go onto the airfield without obtaining permision and directions from a club member.
- Always keep a good lookout for gliders and other aircraft as they can land from any direction. Glides are almost silent!
- Never approach an aircraft from the front. They may move forward without warning and propellers on powered aircraft can be lethal.
- Never stand infront of a glider that is ready to launch.
- Keep well clear of cables on the field. Winch cables used for launching gliders can move quickly without warning and, following a launch, will fall to the ground.
- Children are very welcome but must be supervised at all times.
- Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
- Take care when near parked gliders as someone may decide to lower the wing just as you decide to walk beneath!
Visitors for a trial lesson:
Safety in the air:
On trial lessons, as with all flying, safety is a top priority. The club does all it can to minimise risks and you can help us:
- Your instructor will show you how to safely get into and out of the glider, and what or not to touch.
- The gliding community all wear parachutes. You will be shown how these are put on used.
- Keep a good lookout for other gliders and aircraft when in the air. Your instructor will be keeping a good lookout, but you can help with this.
- You will be strapped into the aircraft. Make sure they are comfortable and tight before takeoff.
- In the air your instructor will show you which controls you can use and will explain the procedure for describing who is operating the controls at any one time.
- If you have any questions either before or during the flight plesae ask your instructor.