Sarn

 

 

Status: Sarn is currently open to LMSC members only (temporary guest membership can be obtained by contacting any committee member).
Grid ref: SO227901
Latitude: 52.503754° (52° 30′ 13″ N)
Longitude: -3.139499° (3° 8′ 22″ W)
HG rating: CP
PG rating: CP
Takes wind: 350 ° – 20 ° (NNW – N)
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Maps: 1:50000 137 or Explorer 216
SarnBlue 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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ACCESS

Turn south off the A489 at Sarn village next to the bus shelter/post box. Take the left fork at another phone box and follow the lane to the top of the hill and a small lay-by on the left. Park here and walk to T/O through the gate 20m from the lay-by, or go through gate and park well back from the crown of the hill.

FLYING

  • T/O altitude 1000 ft AMSL
  • Top to bottom 500 ft
  • Take-off can be tricky due to turbulence from the forestry below T/O. In addition turbulence is caused by the spur to the left of T/O when the wind is west of north.
  • Top landing very big and flat. You can safely land back at the access gate.
  • Bottom landing is cross wind and cross slope. Check it out before flying.
  • No paramotors allowed.
  • No dogs allowed.

SITE RECORD

  • Hugh Miller, 08/08/2007, 122.6km to Cirencester. PG.
  • Bob Calvert , 1984, 167 km. HG.

WARNING

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

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

Nothing significant nearby.

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