Visiting pilots are very welcome at Southdown Gliding Club. We have first-class facilities and the flying is great fun, especially with the South Downs on our doorstep. Like many airfields, there are site specific features you MUST be aware of and take into account before flying. Please make sure you have read and understood the following information.
WE ARE A PART-TIME CLUB… PLEASE CALL TO CHECK WE ARE OPEN & LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING.
******NOV23 APOLOGIES BUT WE ARE CLOSED FOR VISITING PILOTS DUE TO THE VERY SOGGY FIELD******
Powered Aircraft Arrivals
Note that powered aircraft arrivals is by PPR. In addition, powered aircraft arrivals from non-UK airfields will be in breach of section 21 (1) of CEMA if not covered by a COA for our site.
To be clear, no international departures or arrivals can take place from Parham Airfield.Visiting Powered Aircraft Dec22
Parham frequency is now 118.685MHz
Visiting Glider Pilots
If you are planning to bring your glider, please let us know via SignUp.
You can download a copy of our Visiting pilots temp member 2023 and bring it with you on the day, this will help the club and save you time.
Please note: If you have flown at our site before, are current, and have your own glider, you are fine to fly.
If not, you will need a briefing and/or check flight. This may or may not be available outside of our normal operating days which are Sat, Sun, Weds.
In either event, you must read “Flying at Parham” and take particular note of the site-specific risks and mitigations. If you are intending to fly the South Downs, please make sure that you are familiar with the advice in the section on Flying the Ridge.
This information is updated periodically so please check it over even if you have read it before. For example, there is a new comment in there from 2022 regarding use of Transponders between Steyning and Truleigh