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FLYING TIMES:

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Internal Combustion, Turbine and Hi Performance Electric Models:

Third Sunday of September to second Sunday of June inclusive:

Monday to Friday - 10.00am to 8.00pm.
Saturday - 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
Sunday - 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Third Sunday of June to second Sunday of September inclusive:

Monday to Friday - 10.00am to 8.00pm.
Saturday - 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
Sunday - 10.00am to 1.00pm [excluding displays]

Silent flight i.e. Gliders and quiet electric models:

There are no specific or restrictive flying times, however the club adopts that these models should only be flown during sociable hours. 

 

POWER FLYING:

It should be noted that if you intend to fly at Les Landes, you must not fly without a lookout. The Island of Jersey is within controlled airspace, and the club is restricted to flying below 400 feet above ground level. The lookout need not be a club member or fellow pilot but he/she needs to make you aware of any commercial or private aircraft that may be flying lower than is expected. The club may operate a pegboard system for all frequencies to indicate those in use during a flying session and it must be used correctly in order to operate model aircraft at Les Landes.  Models on 2.4 Ghz may usually operate without a pegboard. There are no other powered sites approved by local authorities.


On occasions, officially approved events elsewhere may be allowed, such as displays at Parish events.

If you have any questions regarding anything raised here, please contact a member of the Committee who will be pleased to advise you.
 

SILENT FLIGHT - Gliders and quiet electric models:

Slope soaring normally takes place at sites being dictated by varying wind directions. Jardin d'Olivet, Noirmont Point, Portelet Common and Devils Hole are popular sites.  The height limit and lookout arrangements also apply here.


Flat field flying is an option at Les Landes when there is no wind using IC or electric powered tugs to tow gliders to height. Electric powered gliders with folding propellers are becoming increasingly popular.  Of course aero towing using an IC tug is only possible during a normal IC power flying session, however some electric power models are readily converted to act as tugs.