Our Flying Sites

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What’s happening where at our flying sites?

If you are visiting the Island or new to para/hang gliding and want to use our flying sites, do contact one of our committee members beforehand. We will be happy to give you the low down on the best places to fly and the places you should avoid!

Many of our sites are in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or on National Trust Land and can be sensitive. The committee has up-to-date information on any restrictions that are in force (See below for the latest updates).

The usual common sense rules apply:

  • Don’t land in fields where there are animals or crops.
  • If there is no beach, Do not fly the cliffs!  (check Tides)

Our full sites guide can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking here

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SITE WARNINGS!! 

ATHERFIELD UPDATE – September 2014 – The front gate to the camp site is now blocked for site safety issues. As access is not required and parking in the area is limited, you can park at the front entrance to the camp site provided it is blocked by a mound of earth. Follow the footpath through the camping site to the west of Atherfield camp site shown by the dotted marks on the site plan. Atherfield camp site is out of bounds.

WHITE CLIFFS LOWER TAKE-OFF
This take-off is CLOSED from 1st March – 15th July to avoid disturbing nesting Peregrines. Please ONLY use the UPPER take-off during this period. If you fly to the WEST of the highest point of the cliffs (roughly where the footpath intersects the main road), then you must be able to maintain at least 100 feet clearance from the top of the cliff to avoid disturbing Peregrines on their nest.
Do NOT overfly the Golf Course.
Do NOT rig or land on the Golf Course.
Do NOT cross the Golf Course on foot.
Do NOT fly if there is any possibility of landing on the beach when it is crowded.

CULVER TAKE-OFF
This take-off is CLOSED from 1st March – 15th July to avoid disturbing Peregrines and Ravens.

BRIGHSTONE/LIMERSTONE – Do not drive on the grass under any circumstances.