SAFETY ADVICE FOR VISITORS

Welcome to Bognor Regis Gliding Club at LEC Airfield. We hope that you will enjoy your visit and that those of you who have come to fly with us have a memorable flight.

Gliding is classed as ‘Adventurous Aviation’ which means, statistically, that flying a glider is not as safe as flying in a commercial airliner. Club members and your instructor will make every effort to make your flight as safe as possible. On your part, for the safety of you, the members of your party and club members, we ask that you please read and follow these notes:

  • Please observe all signs and verbal instructions. If you are unsure of where to go or what to do, please ask any club member for help
  • Please leave your car in the car park. Visitors with impaired mobility will be directed by a club member to a safe parking place near the launching area, or will be taken to the launching area in a club vehicle
  • Please do not cross the airfield unescorted by a club member. If you cannot find anyone to escort you to the launching area, the safest route is around the edge of the airfield and then approach the launching area from behind. Apart from the boundaries and the area immediately behind the launching area, the whole airfield is a ‘no-go’ area for pedestrians and cars
  • On the airfield there are manoeuvring vehicles, fast-moving cables on the ground and in the air and gliders and powered aircraft taking off and landing. It is in the nature of gliding operations that gliders may land anywhere on the airfield and from any direction. The safe area at the launching area is behind the parked aircraft or as detected
  • An adult must accompany all children under the age of 14 years at all times. Please keep children close to you and under strict supervision at all times. Please keep dogs on a lead – Hangars and workshops are strictly out of bounds
  • Please do not touch any aircraft, gliders, vehicles or equipment without permission
  • Fitness to fly. You must be in a fit state to fly. Factors to consider may include alcohol, recreational drugs, medication, sickness, recent scuba diving and recent surgery. If in doubt, please discuss with your instructor