Warning: All pilots should be aware that a top landing at this site is always necessary. If you are not qualified or current in top landings you should take advice from a local club member or coach before flying.
Site Name: St. Agnes
Nearest Town: St. Agnes
O.S. Ref: SW 703 515
Lat/Lon: N50° 19′ 4.443″, W-5° 13′ 44.1618″
Wind Direction: NNW-NNE
Wing Type: HG & PG
RAF Ref: 3.053
Access: BHPA members
Pilot Level: CP+ 20 Hours + Local Knowledge
Resident Club: KHPA
Hang gliding – Graham Phipps 01209 842877 or 07785 593559
Paragliding – Steve Dredge 01208 851442 or 07889 702879
Site Warden: Graham May 01209 84 33 80
Site Description: A cliff site with ABSOLUTELY NO BOTTOM LANDING. Beware – The Perranporth airfield ATZ begins just to the right of launch (i.e. towards St Agnes village). The club has negotiated permission to fly just inside the ATZ but all pilots must ensure that they contact Perranporth ATC before flying. All pilots must also ensure that they do not fly in the NO FLY ZONE as marked in red on the map below and restrict their height to less than 500ft above take off in the area marked in orange on the map.
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Altitude: 300 feet
Height Top to Bottom: N/A
How to get there: Approaching St. Agnes from the A30 turn left at the mini roundabout. Continue straight on along the narrow winding road. The “main” road bears left where Chapel Porth Beach is sign posted. Keep on the “main” road. Turn left down a lane toward the sea. There is a height barrier which may be a problem for vans with roof loads. At the T junction turn right into a parking area.
Vehicle Access & Parking: There is an obvious parking area. Please leave room for cars to enter and exit.
Rules and Restrictions: If unfamiliar with the site seek advice from local pilots before flying. 100 yards East of launch is the edge of the ATZ for Perranporth Airfield. Clear flying with the airfield before flying and do not fly in the NO FLY ZONE as marked in red on the map above. 01872 55 22 66. The site is much used by radio controlled model glider fliers. Liaise with the modellers.
Rigging Notes: It is a very short carry from the car park to the rigging area.
Marshalling: Use common sense and consideration for others.
Launch Notes: Be 120% certain of lift before launching. If in doubt – don’t.
Top Landing Notes: Land in the huge area behind and to the west of launch. Land well back. Do not overshoot.
Bottom Landing Notes: Not at all applicable, sea – never any beach!
Hazards: The obvious hazard of flying a site with absolutely no bottom landing and flying with radio controlled aeromodellers. The radio hut west of launch is used by radio hams who have a CAA license to fly a kite aerial up to 600 feet.
Restricted Areas: Be aware Perranporth Airfield ATZ.
Airspace: This site is in a Military Low Flying Area. Perranporth Airfield ATZ is 100 yards east of launch. Clear your flying with the airfield before flying on 01872 55 22 66.
XC Tips: Look out for the RNAS Culdrose MATZ and ATZ downwind.
Met Services: Dialmet is available for RAF St. Mawgan and RNAS Culdrose.
All information is for guidance only. All pilots must make their own assessment of the site.
Don’t Forget: Military Freephone for midweek flying. 0800 51 55 44
Red Arrows, Royal Flights and TRAs. 0500 35 48 02