Lan Fawr

 

Status: Lan Fawr is currently open to all pilots – however, please see the note below on lambing closures.
Grid ref: SO295967
Latitude: 52.5636° (52° 33′ 48″ N)
Longitude: -3.0394° (3° 2′ 21″ W)
HG rating: CP + 10h
PG rating: CP
Takes wind: 290 ° – 330 ° (W – NW)
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Maps: 1:50000 137 or Explorer 216
Lan FawrBlue arrows = take-off areas
Green triangles = landing fields
Thick red line = power lines (note: not all power lines are shown)
Red oblong = gates
P = parking
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LAMBING CLOSURES

The site is normally closed for lambing from the 1st April to 20th May. However, this can change so please check back here if you plan to fly around these dates.

ACCESS

Turn off the A488 at a derelict tower signposted White Grit/Priest Weston 2km to a T junction. Take the rough track to the left. After 100m go through a gate which MUST BE CLOSED after passing. Approx 1 km to a gate on the left at the far edge of a pine plantation (now cut, but obvious where it was). Park on the track and walk to T/O (right from the track). No vehicles to be taken across to T/O.

FLYING

  • T/O altitude 1350 ft AMSL
  • Top to bottom 600 ft
  • Take-off is straightforward but the ridge is short.
  • Top landing is restricted and rotor awaits at the rear.
  • Bottom landing is easy in the flat field marked. There are reasonable alternatives in an emergency.

SITE RECORD

Mark Leavesley, 2006, 111.3km to Selsey. PG

WARNING

This area is used by low flying military aircraft on weekdays.

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

Halfpenny Green ATZ at 30m.

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