a. Husbands Bosworth airfield is a grass strip running east-west (09/27) at an altitude
of 505 feet. The BGA turning point code is HUS latitude 52 26.442N, longitude 0001
02.818W centred on the hangars. There is a short (1000 ft) parallel tarmac strip
occasionally used by aircraft of all types.
b. Beyond the public road forming the southern boundary there are two light aircraft
strips and a police helicopter pad. They are on/within our south circuit pattern.
c. The airfield is best located from Stanford reservoir (‘stengun lake’), the pointed
end of which points to it. A line drawn through Sulby, Naseby and Hollowell reservoirs
also crosses the airfield.
d. The site is cleared for winch launching to 3000ft AGL, avoid flying overhead the
airfield. The site also operates aero tow launching and motor gliders.
e. The entire airfield is landable. Extreme care should be taken if you have to roll
or taxi over the edges of the tarmac strip or the peritrack.
f. Power aircraft fly their circuit on the south side of the airfield. Gliders normally
circuit to the north but will on occasion stray to the south side.
g. 127.580MHz is the frequency used for air/ground communication up to 3000ft AGL
and 10Nm range. Tugs, winch, launch point and office will all be on this frequency.
In addition the police helicopter (callsign ‘police 22’) listens out, and declares
intentions on this channel. The ground station callsign is ‘Hus Bos Radio’. When
making general traffic calls use ‘Hus Bos Traffic’.
h. Overhead is an airway base at FL 75. To the west beyond a line through Stanford
reservoir and Gilmorton village (or Bruntingthorpe Airfield), the base of the airway
reduces to Altitude 5500’. Further west beyond a line through the M1/M6 junction
the base of the airway steps down again to Altitude 4500’. The Transition Altitude
is 6000’. See attached map.
i. There are ATZs at Northampton, Sywell airfield (frequency 122.705Mhz) to the south-east
and Leicester airfield to the north (frequency 122.130Mhz).
j. Bruntingthorpe airfield to the north-west is used for motor vehicle testing. The
runway is not available for landing.
k. To the west of the airfield is Coventry airport. When flying near to Coventry
airport on their runway 23 extended centreline, all pilots are advised to contact
Coventry Approach on 123.830Mhz.
l. For powered aircraft Husbands Bosworth is PPR. All visiting power pilots need
to acquaint themselves with the current NOISE ABATEMENT patterns and conduct their
m. The Gliding Centre Husbands Bosworth office telephone number is 01858 880521..