Stanpit Recreation Ground.
C&DMFC fly this site exclusively, by licence with the Council, (since 1966!). Members may fly electric helicopters, fixed wing electic power models and gliders.
Helicopters and fixed wing power must not be flown outside the recreation ground boundaries. Gliders may use a bungee for launch but at present must also not fly outside the recreation area boundaries.
There are two Bylaws – one for the recreation ground, the other for Stanpit Marsh. The BMFA are contesting the second Bylaw and the Chairman is representing the club. (The Christchurch Borough Sports Council agree that flying over the Marsh is acceptable with a Glider, but tbis has not yet been ratified).
REMEMBER. Stanpit is a public area and under the CAA 658, article 74 & 73 we have an obligation to avoid people, structures, roads and aircraft including paragliders at all times.
The local Council has some plans to make the most of the area, including enlarging the car park. More details are on the map below.
Our Flight Line is roughly where it says “Central Green Space” - this will be retained in the changes.