Position: Lat.51Deg.26' Long.1 Deg.54'W
Elevation: 525' amsl
R/W Orientation: 10 R/H 28 L/H (100 deg./280 deg.)
R/W Length: 410m or 1346ft.
R/W Width: 19m or 62ft
The east end of the strip is approx 20ft lower than the west end. Altimeters should be set at the holding point at each end.
Please call: 07836 554554 or 01249 811000 for PPR before setting off.
Landing Fee (Non Members) £6.
Because of the sensitive nature of the location of this site please fly precisely and predictably unless in an emergency or under special permission.
ALL RE-JOINS FROM THE SOUTH.
Aircraft should approach from the south eastern quadrant, decending from an altitude of above 1500' with the engine throttled back, make blind call on safety com. "This is G-M--- inbound to land at Yatesbury Field."
Calls should be made when abeam the VRP at Avebury or approx 5 mins from the airfield.
Usually, if there is no wind, R/W 28 L/H is in use due to its longer approach. It is possible that the direction of take-off and landing may not coincide if only one aircraft is operating on air experience flights in nil wind or 90 deg crosswinds.
CIRCUIT HEIGHT 600ft
Join at the beginning of the downwind or beginning of the base leg. The downwind leg is a line taken from the Cherhill Monument to the top of Silbury Hill. Avoid flying over the road to Yatesbury village. The windsock is situated at the west end of the strip. near the rigging area. Please clear the runway to the north and use the taxiway on the north side of the wild flower reserve.
As a courtesy to pilots on short finals or take-off, flexwing pilots should stop on the taxiway and lower their runway side wing so as not to distract the pilot who may be a low airtime student.
You may depart at any point along the downwind leg, but avoid sudden power changes and look out for horses on the gallops below.
PERMANENT AVOIDENCE ZONES
Give the following PAZ's the widest possible beam - minimum 1 km
BECKHAMPTON (Race horse stables)
AVEBURY (World Heritage Site)
CHERHILL MONUMENT (No overflying the monument)
WINDMILL HILL (Ancient neolithic camp and place of solitude)