All circuits are flown to the West of the centre line (Right Hand on 20 and Left Hand on 02). There is no “Dead Side” and safe circuit height is 800 feet AAL to keep the circuits tight into the airfield and away from the village at Broomfield. Do not overfly the airfield or do a low pass along the runway. Please do join the circuit at the downwind point over East Blean Woods
Downwind and Landing 20 RH
Base turn commences over the village of Broomfield and on finals shows the turbulence often found when closing on the runway from this direction. The turbulence is only slight and best not countered by control surface movements – it will sort itself out, as can be seen in the video. On landing, backtrack on the runway and part on the last line, nearest to the small paddock. There is a wire in the grass, which can be used to tie the aircraft to, at this point.
Takeoff 20 RH
Run up are best done at the runway ends to avoid irritating the local inhabitants. Once complete, take off and turn 20 degrees left (to 180 deg) to avoid the hamlet at the end of the runway. Once stable in the climb all turns in the circuit must be to the Right to avoid overflying the villages of Maypole and Hoath.
Here is the downwind point for both 02 and 20 (seen from the 20 circuit). Maypole Airfield is on the middle right of the frame with the aircraft turning so it is visible.
Downwind and Landing 02 LH
Join the circuit at the Downwind point over East Blean Woods. Turning finals, the 02 approach is straight in over the hamlet at Knaves Ash. You will just be able to see power lines inside the airfield boundary. However, as they are at the bottom of the slope they are not normally a hazard as the runway threshold is much higher. Taxi on the runway to the parking place on the third line, in the same manner as the Landing 20 above.
Takeoffs on 02 are flown with a normal Left Hand circuit. Do not fly to the East of the centre line and avoid overflying the villages of Maypole and Hoath. On climb out, try to avoid overflying the village of Broomfield.