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Air Cadets grounded?

Old 22nd Jun 2020, 08:56
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The standard promulgation as for any other gliding site! Normally 2 nm radius up to the stated cable height limit - which in the case of Little Rissington is 2800ft amsl.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 07:25
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
The G /2.8 annotation is now shown on the CAA 1:500 000 chart - for those who use it!

Why is anything else needed? Plenty of nearby gliding sites operate quite happily without any ATZ.
Because there are some powered pilots who either don't seem to know what the cable hazard means or choose to ignore it.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 09:27
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So on that basis you implicitly propose that EVERY cable launch gliding site in the UK should now have an ATZ around it.

That'll make the chart look quite something.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 21:17
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Safer to avoid

Originally Posted by Islandlad View Post
What would you suggest is a good avoid of an Air Cadet Gliding field? Vertical? Lateral? For all directions? 2000ft AGL? 2-2.5 miles? Clear of Cloud? What would cover that?
If only on the basis that winch cables are to all intent and purpose invisible, and a glider on launch has a more restricted forward view, then the 'safest' option is to avoid the area to the side.
Of course it may well be that 'other aviation non gliding activities' will happen at LR so that is why they wish to sanitise more space.
It becomes confusing when you have an ATZ but no ATC to notify of activity, and the notam system is not a reliable medium to cover this, as it is already overloaded with an excess of info.
The most important thing is the Cadets have a Gliding site again.

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Old 27th Jun 2020, 07:20
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Is there accomodation at Rissy for overnight stays? When I was there in '91, we stayed at South Cerney; helluva trek every day; at least I was able to arrange to collect evening meals from Brize (the VGS parent station) every day rather than close down, trek to Cerney, evening meal then back to Rissy and fly until dark.
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 18:25
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No but there is going to be.
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 19:03
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You mean more accommodation. On top of the brand new (2017) accommodation block with integrated feeder, that matched the fully refurbished Sqn HQ and the brand new hangar? While other VGS carrynon with clapped out end of life leaking portcabins?
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