Thames Valley Hang Gliding Club

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Milk Hill White Horse

Milk Hill - White Horse - hang gliding and paragliding

 

Wind Direction / Details

SSE-SW .

South facing escarpment.

Restrictions

This site is restricted by our agreement with the landowner to members only so non-members wishing to fly the site should obtain Guest Membership status. To procure a 7 day flying membership for guest pilots click here. This site is suitable for all levels of pilot.

Sensitivity

English Nature owns and regulates our use of this site.  Our licence specifically prohibits unaccompanied flying - as a public body they are particularly worried about accidents (they receive a copy of all our accident reports).  Your companion needs to be somewhere within sight.  The penalty for flying unaccompanied is a £50 levy, half to Oxfam and half to English Nature.

There are lots of horses in this area, often ridden by inexpert riders.  As horses are easily spooked by low flying gliders. Never fly low over horses.

It always helps to take time to stop and talk to other people using the tracks, preventing problems developing.

Location

OS Grid Ref SU 100 637, Landranger 173, Pathfinder 1185.

Directions as for Milk Hill.

Parking

As for Milk Hill.  There is no separate parking.

Access

As for Milk Hill, then along the path around the back of the bowl and through the gate onto the south facing escarpment.  From this point keep at least 20 metres away from the fence line to avoid disturbing nesting birds.

Take Off

Approximate elevation 250m/755’ AMSL.

Anywhere along the slope to the west of the eastern boundary shown on the map.  Keep at least 20 metres away from the fence line to avoid disturbing nesting birds.  A Natural England sign post marks the eastern point of the designated area.  It is not permitted to take off or land past the boundary shown on the map and especially the eastern end of the hill towards the White Horse or Walkers Hill.  Do not launch from the spur on or close to Walkers Hill.

Landing

There is no designated top landing area.
Slope land within the boundary marked on the map and at least 20 metres away from the top fence line.
The Bottom landing is along the south-facing track to the right of take-off, and before the farm buildings. Note that there is no agreement to use the private track from the ruined farm buildings to the road.

Do not slope land to the east of the hill past the boundary shown on the map and towards the White Horse, on the horse or on the spur at the eastern end.  If you do land out whilst on an XC ensure you bunch up your glider and walk back to the designated area.

Hazards

The site is shallow and only really works in thermic or strong wind conditions. Care should be taken when ridge soaring the site in strong conditions as pilots have experienced turbulence from the fields in front of the hill.

XC

With Lyneham class D CTR/CTA airspace and ATZ deactivated this provides many options for the XC pilot. Check NOTAMs for any changes in airspace as this could change and ATZ is only temporarily deactivated.

Milk Hill - White Horse


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