LATEST NEWS

Club Meeting

11/05/2021

We are pleased to announce the resumption of our monthly club meetings at Elm Tree Pub in Hightown, Ringwood starting at 8pm on Thursday the 1st of July.

Tony Strickland - Wessex HGPG Club - Social Secretary

Airmail

14/02/2021

March 2021 Airmail now available in the members' area.

SITE NEWS

Bournemouth / Southbourne

16//06/2021

NO FLYING.
Due to the expected increased numbers of visitors to Bournemouth, BCP have temporarily suspended our July/August "out-of-hours" flying conession.and have requested that we refrain from flying between
1st July and 7th September 2021.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Ringstead

16/05/2021

The National Trust have recently carried out a risk assessment on our activities at Ringstead, as a result, with IMMEDIATE effect the following restrictions are now in force:

a) The rear landing field is now closed and should not be used by PG or HG for landing.

b) No more than 10 gliders are to be on take-off or flying along the take-off/landing ridge.

c) PGs should be safely stored inside yourvehicle when they are not in use.

Flyers should remember that we do not have exclusive use of the site and must respect the other users of the site.

Failure to adhere to the new restrictions will lose the site.

Please read the Ringstead site guide BEFORE you next fly.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Barton-On-Sea

21/04/2021

We have re-negociated our access to fly Barton-On-Sea.
New Forest District Council have stipulated that it is now a requirement that every pilot must "phone-in" before they fly, full details of the new rules are detailed in the updated Barton-On-Sea site-guide.

Please take the time to read it before you next fly Barton-On-Sea.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Monksdown

20/04/2021

Monksdown Has re-opened!
After long negotiations with the Monksdown farmer we are pleased to announce that Monksdown has re-opened. However, there are very strict conditions on its use - infringements are likely to see us lose the site forever.

Please take time to read the updated Monksdown site guide before you next visit Monksdown. Please also ensure that you destroy any earlier versions of the guide that you may have in your possession.

The committee is open to suggestions on the best way forward so that we can make the rule changes fair to all those wishing to fly the site. Initially we plan to have a dedicated Telegram MONKSDOWN SITE LOG group for Wessex HGPG members to announce their arrivals and departures at the site, thus enabling the new rule of 5 to be best managed.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Kimmeridge

24/03/2021

We have been instructed to advise flyers that you are not permitted to park your vehicle anywhere behind the ridge. This includes behind launch and at Heaven's Gate. Please use the car parks only.

The site-guide for Kimmeridge has been updated. Please take the time to read it before you next fly Kimmeridge.

Wessex HGPG Committee

WEATHER STATIONS

GENERAL

New Members

David Tytherleigh PG:CP
Graham Bennett St Albans PG:CP
Benjoseph Hubbard Stratford Upon Avon PG:CP
Sasha Cipkalo London PG:AP
Dragan Krastev London PG:CP
Mikolaj Racinowski Blandford Forum PG:EP
Hamish Bradwell Somerton PG:CP
Alexander Kennedy Cardiff PG:P
Martin Clark Swindon PG:CP
Today's Member
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Pete Chalmers
Today's EITS Photo