Ground Operational matters.

a. Pilots must complete a log entry for each flight on the Flying/Technical Log kept in the aircraft.

b. Each day the ‘Check A’ must be carried out by a suitably authorised pilot, and recorded on the Flying/Technical Log kept in the aircraft.

c. Any defect found that renders the aircraft unserviceable must be clearly entered on the Flying/Technical Log and also reported immediately to the Club Office.

d. Fuel and oil used must be recorded on the Fuel Log sheet provided at the pumps and entered on the Flying/Technical Log.

e. As a Flying/Technical Log sheet and/or Fuel Log sheet becomes full, it must be returned to the club office and a new one started.

f. Due to limited available cockpit load, it is preferred that when refuelling after flight, the fuel state is left at approximately half full.

g. After flight the Club Motor Glider must be left clean and tidy ready for the next user.


The airfield right up to the perimeter fence has hazards not found on public roads; be especially aware that aircraft may arrive low over or land on any part of the airfield. Cables may fall on any part of the airfield including the perimeter.

1. Do not drive any of The Gliding Centre vehicles unless;

§ You have received a briefing on how to drive the vehicle.

§ You are satisfied that the briefing covered all the controls you use.

§ You are comfortable with being in charge of the vehicle.

§ You are satisfied that the vehicle is serviceable.

2. Passengers should only be carried where provision has been made for passengers.
(The exception is for tractors with an enclosed cab, and where instruction is being given.)

3. When leaving a tractor:

§ Set the parking brake.

§ Turn the key to off.

§ Put main gear lever in neutral and leave the speed range gear lever in ‘low’ or ‘high’.

§ Leave the ‘engine stop’ knob pulled out.


(these two last items help to prevent someone who has not been trained from starting the tractor)

4. When leaving the golf buggy:

§ Set the park brake.

§ Set the gear selector to neutral.

5. When connecting trailers, do not stand or put hands where they could be trapped.

6. Any person driving at The Gliding Centre must meet all the eligibility criteria for a UK provisional driving licence unless authorised.  Minimum age to drive any vehicle on the airfield is 14 and must be supervised.

7. Keep well clear of moving aircraft:  powered aircraft have limited forward visibility.

8. Keep well clear of parked aircraft - aircraft are fragile compared to motor vehicles,

9. If you come into contact with any vehicle or aircraft, no matter how slight the contact may seem, you must report the contact to the Duty Instructor so that a qualified person can inspect for hidden damage before the aircraft flies.