10 - DRIVING ON THE AIRFIELD

The airfield right up to the perimeter fence has hazards not found on public roads; be especially aware that aircraft may arrive low over or land on any part of the airfield. Cables may fall on any part of the airfield including the perimeter.

Do not drive any of The Gliding Centre vehicles unless;

You have received a briefing on how to drive the vehicle.

You are satisfied that the briefing covered all the controls you use.

You are comfortable with being in charge of the vehicle.

You are satisfied that the vehicle is serviceable.

Passengers should only be carried where provision has been made for passengers.
(The exception is for tractors with an enclosed cab, and where instruction is being given.)

When leaving a tractor:

Set the parking brake.

Turn the key to off.

Put main gear lever in neutral and leave the speed range gear lever in ‘low’ or ‘high’.

Leave the ‘engine stop’ knob pulled out.

(these two last items help to prevent someone who has not been trained from starting the tractor)

When leaving the golf buggy:

Set the park brake.

Set the gear selector to neutral.

When connecting trailers, do not stand or put hands where they could be trapped.

Any person driving at The Gliding Centre must meet all the eligibility criteria for a UK provisional driving licence unless authorised.

Keep well clear of moving aircraft:  powered aircraft have limited forward visibility.

Keep well clear of parked aircraft - aircraft are fragile compared to motor vehicles,

If you come into contact with any flying machine, no matter how slight the contact may seem, you must report the contact to the Duty Instructor so that a qualified person can inspect for hidden damage before the aircraft flies.

Aifield Brief

Flying Ops

Gliders

Club Aircraft

Check System

Ground Ops

Instructing

Fault Reporting

Radio Use

Ground Vehicles

Mutual Flying

Expeditions

Syndicates

XCountry

Motor Gliding

Power Flying

Child Protection

Launch Point Ops

Winch

Go/No go

EMERGENCY

Cable on Road

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