Bicester Airfield (disused)
Bicester Airfield is strictly PPR only
Contact Windrushers Gliding Club in the first instance on 07986 048826 but, if no reply, on
01869 252493 and finally on 01869 243030.
PLEASE DO NOT FLY IN WITHOUT PPR
Bicester Airfield is a grass airfield with 7 day-a-week intensive gliding operations including winch launching to 3,000 ft and Aerotow.
Main landing directions are 06/24, 13/31, 18/36. These are not marked runways but general landing directions.
Each run is approximately 1100 metres
Due to the nature of the flying operations the Airfield is strictly PPR, with absolutely no overhead joins
There is no ATC, but during gliding operations there is usually a duty instructor.
Gliding normally operates on the general gliding frequency of 129.97
The launch point for gliding operations will normally be set up on the take off/landing run which is the nearest to the into wind direction. The launch point will usually be recognised by a line of gliders and vehicles. Gliders and powered aircraft will operate on both left hand and right hand circuits. Once established in the circuit, aircraft must remain on the same side and land on that side of the launch point i.e. do not cross over to another landing run on final approach.
Visiting pilots must be vigilant and keep a good lookout for gliders, which are inherently difficult to spot. Powered aircraft must give way to gliders at all times.
After landing, pilots must ensure that the approach is clear, before back tracking to the launch point area.
Prior to departure all non-Bicester based aircraft must book out using the powered aircraft book.
Immediately prior to start up a verbal departure briefing must be obtained from the duty instructor.
Noise abatement procedures are shown on the Windrushers website www.windrushers.org.uk
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