Welcome to Saltby. We’re a friendly and hospitable 7 day club, and we welcome visitors with or without their gliders.
If you are thinking about coming for a few days then ask about the caravans or about the local pubs, of which there are rather more. We have no spare hangarage but we do offer a large(ish) grass area for rigging, de-rigging and overnight picketing. Launching is by winch and aerotow. Flying is in the main soaring over lovely countryside and there are the occasional waves. Long cross country flights are quite feasible.
A Full-Cat Duty Instructor runs the daily programme on behalf of the CFI. He holds a daily briefing at 09.30 each flying day (currently not on winter Fridays although flying is still possible). Obviously you will want to help out at the launch point when not flying, and to become a part of our safety culture. Before you come, however, please do familiarise yourself with the linked briefing – BCG Visiting Pilots Advice.
Visiting powered aircraft
You are also very welcome, of course at your own risk. If you are not also a glider pilot then you might find Saltby quite tricky, as indeed are all glider sites. Before you come, however, please do familiarise yourself with the linked briefing – BCG Visiting Pilots Advice. Please also study your Pooleys or AFE guide and note that a telephoned PPR is essential, as is a call to the Duty Instructor before take-off, using the ‘Contact Us’ numbers. Please be understanding if PPR is refused.
Please note especially that there are no overhead joins because of the possibility of cables. Make normal calls on 129.975 even though you do not receive an answer. If we are using RW25 then expect to park to the east of the coach; if using RW07 then expect to park on the disused runway triangle. And of course there is always the possibility of a go-around because of gliders on the ground or in the circuit. There is no landing fee per se but contributions are always welcome.