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Site Name Baildon
Site Status Green
Site Officer South (Turn on JavaScript!)
Important Notices / Recent Issues

Members only.

Strictly no parking on the track.

No XC and take note of the height restrictions outlined below.

Site Reference Inside LBIA CTA. See rules.
Wind Direction E (70 - 110)
Site Lat Long 53.8589, -1.7838
OS Grid SE 145 404
Height 930ft AMSL, 200ft top to bottom, 120ft soarable
Grade Of Flyer

All grades but primarily a training slope.

Parking

In the car park shown on the map. Strictly no parking on the track as
this upsets the owner of the caravan site.

Access

Walk along the track or over the hill.

Capacity

Five in good conditions, but only one in poor.

Hazards

Take off is shallow and requires a good run. Beware bracken!
Flight can be turbulent especially in wave.
Used by modellers, avoid them by following BHPA/BMFA rules - talk to them and agree a means of deconfliction before taking off.
The slope is shallow sometimes producing good lift but usually patchy.
Bottom landings – avoid golfers, walkers and riders.
Top landings – sloping, land well back and to the South.

Rules

Do not drive onto the moor.

Be considerate to other moor users.

Do NOT use other faces of the moor for soaring as they become unacceptably turbulent and have hazards such as power lines, cars on road, etc.

Within the Leeds/Bradford CTZ. No limit below 100'AGL. If you think you may be able to get higher phone ATC on 01133 913282 at least 15mins prior to flight. If approved you will be cleared to not above 1,500' QNH (they will give you a pressure setting) within 1 mile (1.85km) radius. If you are in any doubt about setting QHN stay below 1,000' AMSL (set using map or GPS). Close booking afterwards. No XC.

Other Comments This is a very important training site and venue for the world renowned Baildon Sod. Losing it would be a disaster so please follow the site rules carefully.

Owner

Run by Bradford Metropolitan Countryside Wardens.

Nearest landline / Mobile reception

Dubrodden Caravan Site at the end of the track. Good mobile phone
reception.

This flying site was last edited on: 2 Dec 2016
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