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PPR - Pilot Info.

Flying into Sittles Airfield

requires PPR

for your first visit.

This is due to the revised circuit details, noise abatement and the close proximity of two other airfields. Also, the runways can have associated turbulence, hazards and there are electricity pylons, a bridle path and a house across  the approaches. A quick look at the information below will give you an idea of some of the challenges to expect.

 

Please abide by this to help ensure everyones safety. Pilots fly in entirely at their own risk.

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09RH   OUR PREFERRED USE RUNWAY.  Be aware of turbulence from the woods when the wind is southerly or south westerly. 500 metres with a slight uphill  slope. Use the A38 as the base leg due to a Model Flying Club near the Fradley South Industrial Estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

27LH  TRICKY APPROACH

Is approached over the barn roof, be aware of possible sink/lift (see photo below). The runway drops away as you reach the oak tree on your right hand side.(see pic below) The useable landing distance is around 400 metres. After take off, turn 20 degrees to the right until you reach the A38.  Use the A38 as the crosswind leg due to a Model Flying Club near the Fradley South Industrial Estate.

 

Video showing approach to 09RH Video showing approach to 27LH

17 RH   Caution, cottages in line with the runway at the threshold. Runway has a slight downhill incline & adjacent trees.

LESS THAN 300 MTRS LDA (LANDING DISTANCE AVAILABLE )

 

 

 

 

35 LH   Only when the wind is strong northerly. slight uphill, Tricky approach following the power lines (INSIDE LINE)before turning very short finals where the woods end. Note the NO FLY property on the downwind leg. Also note the STREETHAY airfield which sits at the point of the crosswind and downwind turn point alongside the A38. There is an offset threshold due to a bridleway running across the strip

LESS THAN 300 MTRS LDA (LANDING DISTANCE AVAILABLE )

give way to walkers and horses which may cross the runway by the big tree on rh side

land after the bump and big tree on the right

Video showing approach to 35LH Video showing approach to 17RH

General Airfield Information

 

Radio frequency 129.825 call sign "SITTLES TRAFFIC".

 

- Roddige microlight training school to the North also uses 129.825 but often aircraft operating from there are non-radio.  

- Streethay airfield to the South operates safety com on 135.475.  

 

Circuits 800 feet QFE. Thresholds 190' amsl.

 

The 09/27 runway is 400-500m whilst the 17/35 is 300-350m. There is a bridle path that runs across 17/35 near the 35 threshold.  Approaches in all directions have their hazards. All circuits are to the south of the airfield due to Roddidge Airfield being to the north, but be aware of the Streethay Airstrip which lies to the southwest.  Ground conditions are fairly good but, as with any grass strip, can be affected by adverse weather. The grass is maintained to a good standard.

 

Because hangarage is farm side, we have to manually (no engines running) move the aircraft across the road.

 

The "Control" caravan is in the hangar area and tea & coffee is available. Also a visitors book  to be signed.

 

Sittles Flying Club is a Limited Company and operates a Health & Safety policy.

 

Tree foliage can overhang the runway in places.  

 

Sittles is an unlicensed airfield.

Runways 09RH/27LH USEFUL WAYPOINTS FOR GPS  SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR EXPLANATIONS

 

W  52°42'25.08"N  1°46'16.38"WSW   SW  52°42'14.10"N   1°46'30.23"W         TURBINE  52°41'47.95"N   1°46'6.57"W                

SE  52°42'1.63"N    1°42'29.14"W       E  52°42'46.09"N    1°42'53.11"W     The main runway for club members FOR EXTENDED CIRCUIT USE TURBINE + SE + E WAYPOINT  FOR 27 IF REQUIRED .

Runways 17 RH / 35 LH (VERY DIFFICULT)

WARNING DIFFICULT APPROACHES

                                 For VERY low inertia VVSTOL aircraft and microlights only

due to shorter runways displaced threasholds,tricky tight approaches,bump and 2 x houses + trees hedges and foliage also give way to walkers and Horses

land after the bump and big tree on the right  of 35 Lh

        THESE RUNWAYS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SITTLES CLUB PILOTS

DO NOT APPROACH OR LEAVE OVER THE PYLONS

                   (ADVICE) BRING A CHANGE OF UNDERWEAR FOR APPROACH ONTO 35 LH

       IF YOUR FLYING IN SOMETHING TASTY

 

USEFUL WAYPOINT CO-ORDS   TO ADD TO EXISTING            FINAL 17 =  ( F17 )  52°42'45.66"N   1°45'23.10"W           FINAL 35 = ( F35 ) 52°42'1.00"N     1°44'52.33"W

 

Pilots signing in & Sittles Club Layout

 

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Aircraft Parking 

 

Sittles Farm Airfield 27 Finals a

For PPR please contact one of the following committee members

 

1) John 07786 084194             2) Richard 07773 777160                   3)Tony 07836 523 557

                                                                     

or send us an email committee@sittlesflyers.org.uk

 

 

 

You will be given a short briefing on procedures and runways. After your first visit have a chat with one of them and if you are both happy then you will not be required to PPR in the future.  PPR is not meant to discourage visitors. On the contrary, it is here to help make your visit safe and enjoyable.  

09RH27LH 17RH35LH

Download PDF Airfield Departure Notes 

Handy kneeboard reference guide for departing pilots (all runways)

 

WAY POINT CO ORDS FOR CIRCUITS 09 AND 27 (EXTENDED GA)

 

W      52°42'25.08"N  1°46'16.38"W

 

SW    52°42'14.10"N   1°46'30.23"W

 

 

TURBINE  52°41'47.95"N   1°46'6.57"W

 

 

SE        52°42'1.63"N     1°42'29.14"W

 

E          52°42'46.09"N    1°42'53.11"W

SITTLES   09  27

CO-ORDS 35/17

 

F17       52°42'45.66"N   1°45'23.10"W

 

F35       52°42'1.00"N     1°44'52.33"W

 

W      52°42'25.08"N  1°46'16.38"W

 

SW    52°42'14.10"N   1°46'30.23"W

 

TURBINE  52°41'47.95"N   1°46'6.57"W  

SITTLES 35 17 click here DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS 09 27 17 35 SITTLES