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Burn Gliding Club runways are in various states of repair all areas are landable with care however it is recommended that where possible landings are made on the new tarmac areas at each intersection.

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. Down wind calls are standard procedure and are to take the following form, using the 8.33 frequency 129.980 "Burn base", "[Aircraft call sign]", "Down wind [right/left] hand for runway [number]".
3. Plan your circuit so that your aircraft stops abreast of the active intersection - the first one (of two) on the active runway. Also bear in mind that some aircraft operating from Burn may not have a radio, so always keep a good lookout in circuit and on approach for other aircraft.
4. Once you have landed, 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 all cars and retrieve vehicles must use the sides of the runways without exception.


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 down wind 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 (on tarmac) will be longer than normal (on grass), so your wheel brake should be in good condition.
6. Avoid low flying over Burn Village on both approaches and departures from the airfield


1. Read and understand the club flying rules.
2. Know the local airspace at Doncaster, Leeds, and the local agreements we have with Church Fenton and 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 and an up to date logbook please have these available if asked.
Forthcoming Events

Selby Aeromodelling Club Meeting

4th December

Committee Meeting

10th December

leeds caravan club

26th February - 28th February
Burn Gliding Club, The Airfield, Park Lane, Burn, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8LW, United Kingdom
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