Left Hand Circuit

Left-hand circuits in westerly winds, where gliders approach the eastern boundary (moor) from the south, are generally avoided because of the risk of encountering strong sink and turbulent conditions

‘clutching hand’

when flying over THE CLOUGH

(gulley at south east corner of the airfield)

Please note that this article only describes launches and landing circuits generally undertaken by glider pilots under west wind conditions. Other circuits will be adopted by pilots flying at the gliding club under different wind and weather conditions, so visiting pilots should make themselves aware of the risks involved of inadvertently flying into the airfield’s circuit or winch operations, on any flying day.