Organised by the Devon Strut of the LAA, Devon & Somerset Flight Training and the South West Airfields Heritage Trust
www.devonstrut.co.uk http://home.btconnect.com/dsft www.southwestairfields.co.uk
1.1 The 2012 Devon Strut Wings & Wheels Regional Fly-In will be held at Dunkeswell on 14th - 15th July. Arrivals are also welcome on the afternoon of Friday 13th July.
1.2 PPR is not required for radio-equipped a/c but visiting pilots can obtain airfield information on the day of their intended arrival by telephoning Devon & Somerset Flight Training on 01404-891643. This is also advised for confirmation of the event taking place should there be any doubt about the weather.
1.3 Dunkeswell Radio A/G 123.475 MHz will be operational but non-radio a/c will also be welcome subject to obtaining prior permission by telephone (as above) and providing the pilot’s name, aircraft type & registration, airfield of departure and approximate expected time of arrival. No slot times will be used.
1.4 Expect high volumes of air traffic at peak times for arrivals (10.30 – 13.00) and departures (14.30 – 16.30).
1.5 Visiting pilots should consult proprietary flight guides and / or the NATS AIP for aerodrome information but RW17/35 will not be available. http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/eadbasic/pamslight-2BB3043229844628920922115CA2F967/7FE5QZZF3FXUS/EN/AIP/AD/EG_AD_2_EGTU_en_2012-05-03.pdf
2.1 Dunkeswell has an ATZ, radius 2 nm and 2,000 ft aal within Class G airspace. Arrivals from the south west and south east (routing along the East Devon coast) should contact Exeter Approach / Radar 128.975 for a basic service.
3.1 Pilots inbound to Dunkeswell should make initial radio contact with Dunkeswell Radio on 123.475 at either 10 miles or with 5 minutes to run to the field.
3.2 Pilots should familiarise themselves with the geography surrounding Dunkeswell, in particular the need to avoid North Hill gliding site 1.5 nm to the west-south-west of Dunkeswell. See local airspace map. Other locations that may be used to report inbound positions are Cullompton, Wellington and Taunton to the west & north on the M5, the disused airfields Culmhead and Smeatharpe to the north and north east and Watchford Farm airstrip 5.5 nm to the north east.
AIRCRAFT MUST NOT JOIN OVERHEAD AND MUST AVOID NORTH HILL GC TO THE WEST. All circuits must be to the east of the field; i.e. left hand on 22 and right hand on 04.
CIRCUITS MUST AVOID DUNKESWELL VILLAGE AND HOUSING ESTATE IMMEDIATELY TO THE EAST OF THE FIELD.
3.3 Runways available: 04/22– Hard, 968 × 46m Circuits 05 RH, 23 LH
DUE TO THE WATER-LOGGED CONDITIONS, NO GRASS AREAS OF THE AIRFIELD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS
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3.4 Outside the NE boundary of the aerodrome and separated from it by a public road is a large paved area which is not part of the aerodrome. Runway 22 has a 150 metre displaced threshold to ensure height separation on the approach when crossing the public road. The displaced threshold should be identified before committing the a/c to the final approach.
3.5 Devon Strut marshallers and ground crew will be wearing yellow high vis vests. (N.B. No other personnel, whether aircrew or public will be allowed to wear high vis vests).
3.6 Aircraft will be marshalled to parking areas either side of runway 17/35 which will be inactive for the weekend. Pilots remain responsible for their own wing tip clearances and if any doubt exists, should shut down and man-handle into their parking space.
3.7 Aircraft requiring 100LL fuel on arrival should display an A4 “F” sign for marshalling to the pumps.
3.8. All pilots must book in. Friday arrivals should book in at the Devon & Somerset Flight Training office whereas those on Saturday and Sunday should book in at the Control marquee. A landing fee of £10 per a/c will be payable and all crew will be provided with security wristbands and an airfield security briefing.
3.9 No flying displays will take place during the event.
4.1 All pilots must book out at the Control Desk (see airfield diagram), receive the departure information briefing before leaving Dunkeswell and must follow marshallers’ instructions prior to pushing out of parking spaces and engine start-ups. Please advise rally ground staff of your intentions on booking out before departure.
4.2 All pilots should depart normally. No ‘zoom climb’ departures please!
5 Other Information
5.1 Flight briefing and met information will be available each day at the control desk and in the clubhouse.
5.2 100LL and UL91 fuel will be available from the pumps at the NE end of r/w 04/22, adjacent to the Aviator Restaurant. (see map).
5.3 Public access to airside aircraft parks will be allowed each day subject to compliance with published safety and security guidelines. Car parking for visitors by road will be on the northern disused area of runway 17/35 accessed from the entrance to the Mansell Raceway (see map).
5.4 Guided tours of the hangars will be available at various times during the day, details available from the Control Desk.
6 Food & Refreshments
7.1 Hot and cold meals (including breakfasts) will be available from the Aviator cafe on Saturday & Sunday. Hot and cold refreshments will also be available from mobile outlets in the exhibition area.
8.1 Pilots will be welcome to camp by their aircraft although the grass areas of the airfield will not have been cut. There are toilets in the Aviator restaurant, at the parachute club and portaloos will be located adjacent to the exhibition area. Camping and showers will also be available adjacent to the parachute club. Details of local B&Bs and taxi services are available on the Visiting Pilots page of the flying club’s website