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Arriving by Plane


Arriving by air

Burn has three runways: 07/25 ,19/01 and 33/15. Each runway has a 5 metre tarmac strip between the intersections. The centre and fields on the sides of the runways are farmed with crops and one field has sheep penned in it normally. The runway stubs 19, 01, and 15 are owned and used by the farmers for storing crops and hay and should not be used for landing.

The club operates from a large flat site with long runs suitable for both winch and aero tow operation however special considerations must be made and understood by pilots used to operating from a grassed area.


1) We operate both right- and left-hand circuits at all times.
2) Downwind calls are standard procedure and are to take the following form. Frequency 129.980
Burn base Glider call sign Downwind right/left hand for runway XX.
3) Plan your circuit so that the glider stops abreast of the active intersection.
4) Clear the aircraft from the active runway as soon as practical.
5) If the runway is blocked adjust your circuit and approach to use an alternative runway or over fly the obstruction.
6) Landing behind an obstruction should only be undertaken if there is clearly enough room with an additional generous safety margin.
7) Once flying commences .
i. All vehicle movements should keep to the edges of the runways as far as reasonably possible.
ii. When towing gliders use the smooth strips of runway, watch for aircraft in circuit in which case
move the aircraft to the side of the runway and wait until the other aircraft has landed. Consider
clearing the runway by retrieving the aircraft going around on the alternative runways


1) Allow for a slightly higher circuit initially because turning in early has limited use when operating from runways and extending the base leg if high is not an option.
2) Be extra vigilant with your lookout both inside and outside the planned circuit particularly directly across from your position on the downwind leg, this glider is likely to arrive at the final turn area at the same time.
3) Almost all final turns on any given day are in the same area directly downwind of the active runway good planning, lookout, and a clear radio communication are essential.
4) Pilots used to grass field operations and who are not familiar with or practiced in cross wind landings should seek advice and or a check flight.
5) Be aware that your ground run will be longer than landing on grass. Wheel brakes should be in good condition.


1) Read and understand the club flying rules.
2) Know the local airspace at Doncaster, Leeds, and the local agreements we have with Doncaster.
3) All pilots are expected to have an initial site check irrespective of their experience.
4) Visiting pilots below Silver C must receive a briefing before each flight.
5) It is the responsibility of all visiting pilots to have a valid medical evidence and an up to date logbook.
Please have these available and produce if asked for.
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10th June

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Burn Gliding Club, The Airfield, Park Lane, Burn, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8LW, United Kingdom
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