Hill site for paragliders and hanggliders
Note any changes in the notice posted at the launch site. Information on the website of the DC-H:
The area is thermally interesting with north wind. The break of the Swabian Alb offers good upwind sources and opportunity for cross-country flights. A downer is found in the airspace structure due to the nearby airport of Stuttgart. On good days there is a lot of activity. There can be significant waiting times on weekends as well as during the week. If the thermals do not follow through and all pilots are flying at the same altitude, it can get tight. Consideration and pilot agreement is then especially necessary. The top landing area is also challenging to approach. There are three landing areas for paragliders and one for hang gliders.
Due to the sensitive habitat along the Swabian Alb, nature conservation concerns must be taken into account (various FFH and nature conservation areas). Low overflights above the FFH area should be avoided to protect specially protected animal species. It is recommended to reach an altitude of mid. 300 m above ground as soon as possible after take-off.
Flying over the Bassgeige (Beurener Fels. Schlupffels, Brucker Fels and Friedrichsfels in the municipalities of Beuren, Lenningen and Owen) within a radius of 250m from the edge of the slope. In this case, the area of the Baßgeige must be overflown quickly and left quickly.
Flying over the Wilhelmfels, district of Neuffen, at low altitude is to be avoided.
The flying site is located below the gliding sector Alb Nord in airspace C/D of Stuttgart Airport.
From an altitude of 4,500 ft MSL the controlled airspace D begins. The following prerequisites for entering the controlled airspace from an altitude of 4,500 ft MSL (approx. 640m above take-off altitude) must be met:
Altitude clearance is available!
Flight radio is carried!
Unrestricted pilot's license!
Information about altitude clearance via flight radio frequency 134,500 MHZ (ATIS)
The given heights are to be kept compellingly - no tolerances! Flying in without permission (by ATIS) is a criminal offense! Please pay attention to this in order not to endanger our freedoms! Please also pay attention to the latest information at BWLV:
Take-offs in the flight area are only allowed with a working flight radio (flight radio scanner). The device must be able to receive the gliding ATIS 134.500 Mhz. Without a device for the reception of the gliding ATIS flight is prohibited!
(Status January 2017)
1. it is allowed to take off only in northerly winds. Wind direction indicators must be set up in the aisle.
2. guest pilots need a briefing on the specifics of the flying area before the first flight. The airspace structure (airspace C, D, and the glider sectors) must be pointed out separately.
2.1 The briefing can only take place with a completed registration form: Download at: http://dc-hohenneuffen.de/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=1&Itemid=53
3. the landing area circuit is to be determined by the terrain owner prior to the commencement of flight operations and is to be publicly announced both at the take-off and at the landing area.
4. the lower forestry authority can prohibit the flight operation, especially in case of: - Violations of the terms and conditions of the exemptions or the orders of the forestry or nature conservation authorities. - occurrence of erosion damage - nesting of eagle owls, ravens or peregrine falcons at Wilhelmsfelsen - forestry work in the vicinity of the launch site - collision with other uses or events at or near the launch site.
5 The launch site as well as the landing site may not be approached by vehicles. Vehicles must always be parked in public parking areas. Access to the launch site and landing area must be via existing footpaths and service roads.
The access roads and the take-off and landing area must be kept clean at all times. Deposited garbage is to be removed and disposed of properly.
7) Low overflights over the FFH area are to be avoided in order to protect specially protected animal species. It is recommended to reach an altitude of at least 300m above ground as soon as possible after take-off.
8) Overflying the Bassgeige (with Beurener Fels, Schlupffels, Brucker Fels and Friedrichsfels in the districts of Beuren, Lenningen and Owen) within a radius of 250m from the edge of the slope is prohibited. Exceptions are overflights with more than 300m above ground. In this case, the area of the Bassgeige must be overflown quickly and left quickly.
9. flying over the Wilhelmfels, district Neuffen, at low altitude is prohibited.
10. take-off and landing areas may not be used for other purposes (such as events, barbecues or similar activities) in an abusive manner. The storage of objects, unless they are necessary for the permitted use of the site, are not permitted. It is not permitted to set up construction or caravans or to make fires on the take-off and landing area or their surroundings.
11. agricultural use on the parcel No. 4929 itself and the neighboring properties as well as the access roads to the parcels may not be impaired by flight operations.
12. for top landings the pilots need a briefing by the terrain manager. Attention must be drawn to the leeward situation.
13. persons in the area of the take-off and top landing area must not be endangered by top landings.
14. take-offs are only permitted with a functioning aircraft radio or radio scanner. The radio must be able to receive the glider ATIS 134.500 Mhz.
15. each pilot must sign in the launch book at the launch site before each launch.
Currently, there are no Flying Initiatives.