bholleran Posted February 13, 2012 Share Posted February 13, 2012 This post is a summary of the the following, Location, Rules and access control to the Hambrooksite site. Unfortunately due to complaints from local residents the Hambrook site is now a closed site and only paid up members may fly from this site. NO VISITING PILOTS ARE ALLOWED UNLESS AN OPEN FLY IN HAS BEEN ARRANGED AND POSTED ON THIS SITE. Members of the site are: 1. Barry Holleran 2. Mark Morgan 3. Seymore 4. Luke Banks 5. Steve Haze 6. Michel Carnet 7. Kev Pickering 8. Teresa 9. enzo200500 10. M Banks There are a few other pilots who have expressed an interest in joining, but at this stage we need to allow things to settle with residents before it can be considered further. Accountability. In light of the complaints we must introduce some system that we can defend ourselves from complaints as we are not the only paramotor pilots who fly in this area. We will be adding a key coded lock box to the gate or immediate vicinity and members will be provided the code, it will contain a log book and EVERY pilot MUST sign in and out of this book on EVERY occasion that we are in the field, whether we fly or not. Any member breaking the rules will be removed from the club and no refunds will be given. It has also been suggested that each member of the club has a ribbon that is attached to the trailing edge of each wing so that it is immediately obvious if any pilot is from Hambrook or elsewhere, any thoughts regarding this? We are looking into a method each member having access to the key to open the gate but this is subject to agreement from the land owner. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE NEW NO FLY ZONE ON THE SITE MAP!!!!!!!!!!!! Also please do not do any low flying over the Chidham peninsula even outside the 500ft rule. Access to the site: We have no direct access to the site as it is fenced all the way round and can only be accessed through a single locked gate. We have to arrange for the gate to be unlocked in advance, Charlie the person who unlocks the gate lives on site and requires notice to unlock it for us. This means that if we turn up and notice has not been given we WILL be seen and it will be reported back to the landowner and may mean losing the site. We do not want this to happen, we also need to be reasonable about the times we can contact him and the amount of notice given. Access can be arranged through EITHER: Mark Morgan: 07731599660 Barry Holleran: 07748986084 Please do NOT just send BOTH Mark and I a text message asking us to have the field opened up. It has happened a number of times in the past and is a bit annoying for Charlie to have both of us contacting him. The LATEST time we can ask for access to the field is 18:00, for the following day. But we CANNOT guarantee that it will be granted at that time, so it is strongly recommended that you allow as much time as possible for notice. We will contact you either verbally by text or on the forum once we have confirmed access. DO NOT TURN UP TO THE FIELD UNLESS IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. Location of the site: PLEASE NOTE THE NEW NO FLY AREA TO THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF THE SITE!!! This is a link to the site on google maps. (Should work on all browsers), this will give you the opportunity to view the surrounding areas. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... =UTF8&z=14 This is a summary of the above link that can be viewed in the forum. The area's in Red are "No Fly Zones" The area's in Blue are "Only above 500ft agl" The area's in Yellow are "Only above 1000ft agl" Address: Priors Leaze Lane Southbourne, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 Latitude: 50.848533° Longitude: -0.895173° Rules: 1. No fly zones must be strictly observed. 2. Permission must be sought and granted before turning up on site. 3. All rubbish must me taken from site. 4. Vehicles should be driven around the perimeter to the desired take off location. 5. No running of engines \ flying before 08:00. 6. All air law must be observed - in particular the low flying rules with respect to nearby buildings. I trust that everyone understands the reasons for these controls and will make sure that they are followed. Thanks Barry Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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