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Long Mynd PG Bottom Landing *** CLOSED ***

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:53 pm
by Brian Sanders
PG Bottom landing fields are closed until further notice due to the land being sold.
Top or slope landing only for paragliders.
HG Emergency overshoot agreements with a different landowner are still in place.

Re: Long Mynd PG Bottom Landing *** CLOSED ***

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:19 pm
by Graeme Baird
The club really needs to sort out the bottom landing fields problem. Today 4 hg's went down, with 2 landing in the wrong fields. Also several pg's went down. Can the committee get their finger out?!!

Re: Long Mynd PG Bottom Landing *** CLOSED ***

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:29 pm
by Stephen Taylor
Graeme Baird wrote:The club really needs to sort out the bottom landing fields problem. Today 4 hg's went down, with 2 landing in the wrong fields. Also several pg's went down. Can the committee get their finger out?!!


Looks like no one on the committee looks at this forum!

Re: Long Mynd PG Bottom Landing *** CLOSED ***

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:28 am
by David Broughton
I guess the land sales are still in progress & we will need to wait till the dust has settled before we can contact the new owners regarding (continued) access - probably the best result - or try to get an agreement with a different landowner if there is one with a suitable field.

Obviously "unprepared" landings may still occur but best to try to keep them to a minimum. Maybe a little patience is called for. Rome wasn't built in a day I believe (though it may look like it was)!

PS. With no change to the HG bottom landing options, hangies going down in the wrong fields is just poor piloting IMV!

Re: Long Mynd PG Bottom Landing *** CLOSED ***

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:34 pm
by David Broughton
OK, so the farmhouse & immediately surrounding fields (about 12 acres) are still up for sale with Savills for £695k. That does not appear to include the field we use as our PG bottom landing.

Has our landing field been sold / if so do we know who to / and has any contact been established with the new owner?

Just asking. :roll:

Re: Long Mynd PG Bottom Landing *** CLOSED ***

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:13 pm
by Brian Sanders
Please see the forum post four or five down from this one where the latest update is from the sites officer.

Re: Long Mynd PG Bottom Landing *** CLOSED ***

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:54 am
by Nick Le Gras
Comments from Graham such as ....

"The club really needs to sort out the bottom landing fields problem. Today 4 hg's went down, with 2 landing in the wrong fields. Also several pg.'s went down. Can the committee get their finger out?!!"


Are not at all helpful,
its simply reflects how little he understands the current situation.

So its the committees fault is it ?
that :

-That a number of pilots that Graham refers to , don't appear to have the flying skills to avoid landing in fields that are currently banned to us .

-and that the pilots clearly fail to appreciate how their actions are likely to jeopardise negotiations to come with the future landowner.

But for the complete avoidance of doubt

-There is a distinct possibility, we will never again get permission to land in the field we have historically landed in
-Members need to face in to that possibility
-yes it might be inconvenient
-But bottom landings are a nice to have rather than a absolute requirement.
-Such landings are made available by the grace and favour of the landowner
-And when we know who the land owner is we will open negotiations
-So until that time it would really be preferable, if our requests to avoid the fields were observed by all.

Many Thanks
Nick Le Gras