Mellbeck Germany

  • Takeoffs: 1
  • Landings: 1
  • Towings: 0
  • Pilots: 3

Hill site for paragliders and hanggliders

As the steep slope became increasingly overgrown with brambles and other undesirable shrubs, the terrain owner was forced to have the slope grazed by Scottish Highland cattle. Therefore, it was necessary to install fences and limit the width of the starting slope to about 50 meters. Below the slope, a drift corridor about 10 meters wide was constructed to allow the animals to reach the watering hole. This drift course must be flown over. The fences were constructed mainly of flexible plastic stakes and plastic strands and should therefore not pose any risk of injury to the pilots.

To ensure that the launch slope can also be grazed, it will be closed in November and December. Flights are not possible during this period. However, the take-off area and the landing meadow can then be used for wind-up exercises.

When crossing the cattle pasture at the passages in the fence, caution is advised when the animals are present, as mother cows want to protect their calves if you get too close to them.

The flying area may be used by a maximum of 15 people at a time.

1. parking is prohibited along the path. Parking is only allowed within the yard area, limiting the number of visitor vehicles. A maximum of 5 vehicles may be parked at the same time.
2. the flying area may be used only by max. 15 persons at the same time.
4. the use of the area for flying is allowed only in the time from 10:00 to 20:00.
5. the well shaft cover located on the site must be covered with straw or other cushioning material during flight operations to prevent pilot injuries. Pilots shall be made aware of this during the site briefing. 7.
During flight operations, a sufficient safety distance must be maintained from the neighboring wind turbine.

  • Paragliders
  • Hang gliders

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