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Clatter - Close Gates

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Clatter - Close Gates

Postby kevin williams » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:40 pm

Complaint from Landowner of gates being left Open. Please close gates even if you find them open on arrival. Close them.
Thanks
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Re: Clatter - Close Gates

Postby Geoffm » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:13 pm

This is a really important post from Kevin. We have lost two sites in the last year or two. We don't want to lose a third. Now, I understand why the LMSC says that this web site is the definitive place to go to for site information - and totally agree with that. But for important, and urgent, stuff like this, you really, really need to push it out to all pilots, not expect them to read the forum - most of the committee don't seem to, so ordinary pilots won't either. Information like this needs to be actively pushed out to as many people as possible - using the LMSC FB page, which has 763 members, and the Telegram groups with 142 and 99 members. Far, far more people look at those than look at the forum - the only thing people read on the forum is the weather forecasts. It only takes a few more minutes to post to telegram and FB, but if you really want to get a message out, that is the only effective way to do it.
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Re: Clatter - Close Gates

Postby Graeme Baird » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:09 am

This is exactly what happened at Bache, someone leaving a gate or gates open.
And we all know the result of that.
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Re: Clatter - Close Gates

Postby Stephen Taylor » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:26 am

Not a LMSC issue but I (sites officer NWHGPC) had a complaint on 24th Aug from Emyr Llangollen that someone had left the gate between the T/.O field and parking / landing field open and also the field access gate wasn't closed properly. It's not hard to make sure that the closed are closed.
He also said that he no loner wants vehicles to drive to the T/O area, not an issue for PG pilots but HG pilots will have to carry to and from the car parking area.
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