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Flying restrictions

There are some restrictions on flying at Coombe Hill imposed by the landowner (the National Trust).

  • Flying at Coombe Hill is strictly limited to members of CHSA and their ACCOMPANIED GUESTS. The club pays the National Trust for a license that grants members the right to fly.
  • Only unpowered gliders are permitted. Electric gliders may only be flown if the propeller is removed or visibly disabled. No other electric powered models or combustion engines of any type are allowed.
  • No flying from the monument area at the northwest corner of the hill (in general you should stand on the high ground half way along the western slope to fly.
  • No racing or combat flying.
  • Very occasionally full size gliders will fly along the slope; obviously these have right of way. If this happens whilst you are flying please land as quickly as is safely possible. Only when a full size glider/aircraft has cleared the area should you re-launch.

The previous arrangements between Coombe Hill and the Ivinghoe association and HWDMAC lapsed a number of years ago.

The club safety code is available here in the club handbook.