- APPROACHING THE CIRCUIT
When approaching the airfield and you want to join the circuit, call your position and intentions from at least five miles out at 6500 ft at the current QNH. Then initiate a descent to the point where you will join the circuit so as to end up at 6200 ft.
(Hint: talk to other pilots in the circuit to establish which runway is in use or simply listen out)
The approach from the North is from the North Western side of the airfield, not directly over Hippo Quarries. The approach is shown on our map by the green line which would allow you to either join on a left hand base for runway 11 or a right hand downwind for runway 29.
When approaching from the West, aim to be about one or two miles north of our downwind leg, which is directly above the R554. The approach is shown on our map by the orange line and allows you to either join on a left hand base for runway 11 or a right hand downwind for runway 29.
When approaching from the East, aim to be one or two miles north of our downwind leg, which is directly above the R554. The approach is shown on our map by the purple line and allows you to join either a right hand base for runway 29 or a left hand downwind leg for runway 11.
When approaching from the South, maintain 6500 ft and fly directly over the clubhouse and then descend to 6200 ft to join either a left downwind leg for runway 11 or a right downwind leg for runway 29. The approach is shown by the light blue line on our map
Should you be returning from a cross country and you are not able to determine wind direction from smoke in the area or from the use of your GPS or because there is no activity at the airfield, then revert to the standard joining procedure and call at about 5 miles out that you will be joining overhead at 6500 ft. Once overhead, you will be able to decide which runway to use and will fly towards the downwind leg, which is directly over the R554, aiming to arrive on downwind at 6200 ft and complete the circuit in the normal manner. When this is the case, you may over fly the threshold on runway 11 when approaching from the West or the threshold on runway 29 when approaching from the East, but always at 6500 ft.
BASIC RULES OF THE AIRFIELD
- All aircraft are to line up for take off at the threshold of the active runway….do not initiate your take off run from mid field
- No formation flying allowed within 5 miles of the circuit
- No aerobatics allowed in the circuit
- Approach the circuit at 6500 ft
- Remain at 6200 ft on the downwind leg then descend to the altitude you wish to be at for your final approach
- Remember that there is a helicopter GF area just East of Sunbeam steel and extends up to 6500 ft. If you enter their airspace, be sure to listen out and call on 124.4
- The earliest time for take off is 15 minutes before sunrise
- The latest time to land is 15 minutes after sunset
- Any incident on the airfield or within its circuit must be reported within 12 hours to the Safety officer or the Chairman
- Unless the circuit is extremely busy, keep radio calls down to a minimum…downwind call and a call for turning final approach is sufficient
- If operating within our circuit, always start your call with “Tedderfield Traffic”
- When approaching the circuit, start your call with “Traffic in the Tedderfield area”
- All aircraft are to fly at 6200 ft on the downwind leg
- Do not fly low over the area shown as the “no go area” on the map. This includes the area of the airfield which is north of the sand road to the club house. This does not include you joining overhead at 6500 ft.
- The safety officer may at any time add to these rules as he sees fit.
- The safety officer may at any time ground an aircraft that is not in possession of all the required documentation as stated by the CAA or that he feels is unsafe to fly.
- The safety officer may request that a pilot, who, in his opinion, has not followed these rules, appears before a safety committee for further investigation of an action or an incident.
Please remember that the “no go area” is an extremely noise sensitive area and absolutely no flying activity will be allowed in that area unless over flying at 6500 ft.