Airfield

Airfield 2017-07-17T00:55:35+00:00

MBCamphill from behind BarrellCamphill is a hill top gliding airfield flanked by ridges on the west side and to the south. The airfield is 3/4 mile long North-South and 600 yards wide East-West. It is an all grass airfield with a well kept smooth surface. There is a hard core perimeter track for easy access to all parts of the airfield.

Circuits and Landings

All pilots will want to be aware of the principles of hill site flying – all fully explained in our Pilots Manual. This is not a difficult site to fly from in most conditions – in fact it is very rewarding. A familiarisation flight and site briefi
ng is all that is needed for most visiting solo pilots.

Launching

At Camphill we launch gliders by winching. We have three twin drum winches, (including a modern “Skylaunch”) each with high capacity power units capable of launching gliders┬áto over 1200 feet, even in nil wind conditions. During the summer months we employ a winch┬ádriver to ensure an effective and efficient winch launching operation 7 days a week.

Ordnance Survey Coordinates are 418.15E : 378.71N.

 

The hangar is BGA turning point CPH at 53 degrees 18.287N : 001 degrees 43.656W.The airfield elevation is approx 1350 feet AMSL.

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