Caer Caradoc

 
Status: Caer Caradoc is currently open to all pilots
Grid ref: SO477954
Latitude: 52.5556° (52° 33′ 20″ N)
Longitude: -2.7722° (2° 46′ 19″ W)
HG rating: CP
PG rating: CP
Takes wind: 290 ° – 340 ° (W – NNW)
Location: [maps.google.co.uk] [www.multimap.com] [www.streetmap.co.uk]
Maps: 1:50000 137 or Explorer 217
Caer CaradocBlue 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
Click on map to increase size.

 

ACCESS

From A49 2m north of Church Stretton or Cardington.

FLYING

  • T/O altitude 1500 ft AMSL
  • Top to bottom 750 ft
  • Take-off is straightforward.
  • Top landing is difficult and not recommended.
  • Bottom landing: there are no agreed fields. However, access and bottom landing are currently being investigated
  • No paramotors allowed.
  • No dogs allowed.

WARNING

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

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

Halfpenny Green 19m downwind.

BLIPSPOTS and SKEW soundings

A Blipspot is taken from RASP forecasts, and provides an hour by hour forecast readout for:

  • Thermal Updraft Velocity in fpm (shown as W*)and Thermal height
  • Surface and upper wind speeds and direction
  • % surface sun etc.

VIEW BLIPSPOTS FOR THIS SITE GRAPHICALLY