Breakfast Fly In  - Saturday 3rd August 2019

Fly in to Deanland to start the day’s flying off right - with a freshly made bacon sarnie!

 All capable aircraft are welcome to join us for breakfast and a chinwag, served within one of our hangars. 

(We are sorry that we can’t accept flex wings, this is due to planning and maintaining the delicate balance with our neighbours).

PPR is mandatory, preferably in advance or by phone on the day.  As we will be very busy on the day, PPR beforehand very much prefered!  

You must have read this fly-in document, particularly noise abatement! 

Contact for the Fly In PPR is Dave Ridley on:

Arrivals from 9.00, food 9:30 - 12:00.  Departures any time.  £10 to land includes up to 2 breakfasts. Breakfast includes fried egg, sausage, bacon, tomato, beans and a roll, plus includes tea, coffee or squash. Veggy alternative for Bacon/sausage   (£5 for residents and special guests).

  • Note late arrivals may find we have run out of some food, but we will do our very best to estimate numbers and get the food qty right.
  • This is a Fly-In only - for pilots and their passengers arriving by air. Unfortunately we cannot accept any visitors by road.. There is no vehicle parking available, you will be turned away.

This year as last year, ALL landing fees collected on the day will go towards the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. We raised £1095.20 at last years fly in!

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), responding to patients who have suffered trauma or serious medical emergencies. One of the paramedics on crew is Craig (pictured on the right) who is a private pilot who learnt to fly at Deanland. More info on KSSAA is at: https://www.kssairambulance.org.uk/ 

 

Arrival and Departure information

  • Join as required, however do comply with "SERA.3225 Operation on and in the Vicinity of an Aerodrome".  Please avoid noise sensitive areas on the below image
  • RW24 Right Hand Circuit ; RW06 Left Hand Circuit
  • Runway is 457m LDA, undulating.  Only consider visiting if you are an experienced strip flyer and your aircraft can easily operate from 457m.
  • Air/Ground radio is “DEANLAND RADIO” on 129.730. Expect normal Air/Ground operation. The Airfield is approx 65ft AMSL. We may provide reported Gatwick QNH from METARS.
  • It is possible non radio aircraft may be joining, we request they call us by phone beforehand so we can advise on the radio, please do be on the lookout at all times.
  • The entire airfield is grass. In hot spells we experience cracking of the surface where it dries out. Use extreme caution. 

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Arrival

  • Tune in 129.730.   Note that occasionally you can hear Peterborough Connington traffic who use the same frequency.
  • Listen in on radio to establish runway in use and traffic.  If it's really busy, you may like to keep your distance until it it becomes less so.
  • To the NW avoid Ringmer, a gliding field.  Marked on CAA Chart with a large G /2.6  meaning winching to 2600 feet AMSL on wires. Tug aircraft also - Avoid!
  • IF on Runway 06 - Note the private airfield with 2 grass runways and solar farm at approx 2 miles see above map.  In the case of go around - maintain runway track until crossing the A22 at the BP filling station before turning. Please dont turn early!
  • After landing, we will have volunteer untrained marshallers who will guide you to parking and will assist with pushback into parking.  You will be directed to the booking in tent afterwards to pick up your food ticket. 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for your aircraft at all times.  Take extreme care when taxiing particularly if other aircraft are running engines in the area.  Do not rely on marshallers or radio operators.- The entire airfield is grass and in hot spells we experience cracking of the surface where it dries out. Use extreme caution. 

Departure

  • Radio check and Airfield Information, to obtain Runway in use.
  • Announce you are taxiing
  • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for your aircraft at all times.  Take extreme care when taxiing particularly if other aircraft are running engines in the area.  Do not rely on marshallers.
  • Announce you are lining up (or backtracking: Runway 06 it is possible to backtrack and use the upslope for extra length - if required)
  • Maintain a precise extended centre line departure. Runway 06: maintain runway track until crossing the A22 at the BP filling station before turning. Please dont turn early!
  • To the NW avoid Ringmer, a gliding field.  Marked on CAA Chart with a large G /2.6  meaning winching to 2600 feet AMSL on wires. Tug aircraft also - Avoid!

 

 

Further approach information: Runway 06

Note the two orange windsocks on the left side - these stand out from a long distance away.

Runway 06 has a displaced threshold.  Land on top of the rise adjacent to the windsock,  there is a concrete arrow in the grass denoting a displaced threshold.  LDA 457M. The runway slopes downwards from the rise.   We have a 24 emergency run off area that now makes the runway look longer than it really is, so make sure you have identified the displaced threshold. If you land before the displaced threshold, you might be launched back into the air on the rise. Note the line of tall trees one field away from the threshold. Depending on wind direction, turbulence may be encountered from the trees and hangars on the right when on short final.

A recent video of approach and landing in July 18,  with a gusty crosswind from right. Sink over trees and turbulance from the buildings encountered on short final and landing. Challenging wind.

https://youtu.be/OcVNpSR84OU 

Further approach information:  to Runway 24

 This photo below is taken from above the petrol station:

 

An aircraft is shown on the taxiway.  The darker unmown grass is NOT the runway!. The runway is wide, the edges also marked with white tyres.

Note the two orange windsocks just on the right of the runway and the distinctive pond on the left just before the threshold. There is a small fence (Approx 1m high) on the boundary, fence posts are just about visible in this photo.  The runway slopes up, before sloping downwards at the very end past the ridge. Aim to land just past the fence, and turn off left just before the hangar on the mown area shown at the top of the rise in the photo.  The runway is wide when compared to the taxiway.  Depending on wind direction, turbulence may be encountered from the trees on the left, on final.

Video of landing RW24: https://youtu.be/lJ0y7prNBIU

 

 Fly In Information and briefing Ends.