BEFORE you fly, ALWAYS check the site status on: http://www.cumbriasoaringclub.co.uk
If you take off, fly, or land NEAR a CSC flying site, then consider yourself to be FLYING AT THAT SITE and follow the Site Guide.
If there is stock in a nominated landing field and you have no current permission to land there, then land on the fellside or fly well away from the site and do an XC landing.
If you fly XC to another CSC site, then you should comply with the site guide when you arrive.
If you are flying XC and wish to overfly a CLOSED SITE, then do not soar that site, you should fly over it with at least 200ft of clearance, follow a straight course and land well away from the site.
Respect Stock, Crops & Property.
When XC landing in a field, always attempt to land in one without animals, crops or long grass (hay). Sheep with lambs and pregnant sheep early in the year should be given extra space. Be especially cautious of horses, if they start galloping about then fly away immediately.
NEVER EVER climb a dry stone wall, and always leave any field via a gate or stile.
Park sensibly and try to car share to ease the burden on parking (and on the planet).
Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths, until you are on the open fell.
Leave no trace of your visit and take any litter home, (maybe even if it’s not your’s)!
Always report any incident to a CSC Sites Officer or Committee Member.
Always consider the local community, farmers and others enjoying the outdoors.
Always be courteous & polite whatever the circumstances or provocation.
If you seem to be causing distress to wild animals or birds, leave the area immediately.
If you disturb nesting birds, be aware they are liable to abandon their eggs & young until you leave.
Safety is your priority, compliance with the Pilot Code or Site Guides is secondary.
If your Club Pilot skills are not 100%, do something about it BEFORE you hurt yourself!
Make sure you know and obey the anti-collision ‘Rules of the Air’.
Know what to do if there is an accident, how to get assistance and what to do/not do with the casualty.
If you fly alone consider briefing someone on where you’ll fly and what to do if you fail to return.
Always consider using the CANP (NOTAM) system and note this can be compulsory at certain sites.
Don’t leave your wing laid out on the hill - BALL IT UP - it stops anyone thinking you’ve had an accident.
Always report any safety related incidents using the BHPA process and/or inform the Club Safety Officer.