After much hard work by our sites officer (Gordon), the National Trust have announced that with immediate effect, HG may resume use of Ringstead.
All flyers are reminded that the following restrictions MUST be adhered to:

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.

Please 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

Bournemouth / Southbourne


NO FLYING between
1st July and 7th September 2021
Due to the expected increased numbers of visitors to Bournemouth, BCP have instructed that there is NO FLYING during the above period. The no-fly restriction applies to the whole area from Gordons Zig Zag to the East of launch to the Sandbanks peninsula to the West of launch. ANY infringements are likely to result in us losing the July/August "out-of-hours" concession in future years and could also lose us the site.



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 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



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



New Members

Dominic Brown Alton PG:EP
Stewart Williams Weymouth PG:EP
Luke Hewitt Newport Pagnell PG:CP
Today's Member
David Almond
Today's EITS Photo