Arriving at Wittering by Air
During weekends and public holidays the airfield is controlled by the Gliding Club. The Club operates on the frequency of 129.975Mhz. Please make a call on this frequency if arriving, to ensure you are aware of any special procedures or limitations in effect on a particular day.
The Club launches using steel and plasma rope, cleared up to a level of 3000ft AGL, therefore no overhead joins should be carried out.
While the ATZ of the airfield is only up to 2000ft, it is common for winch launches to still be in progress above this height. As a result, transiting over the site below 3000ft AGL is strongly discouraged.
- To the north of the airfield is RAF Cottesmore, whose MATZ overlaps with Wittering's. At weekends the base is usually inactive, but it is still wise to avoid direct overflight of the ATZ.
- Southeast of the airfield is Sibson aerodrome, a civilian GA airfield and parachute dropzone. A local agreement exists with the aerodrome which prohibits gliders crossing the line shown on the map below. This line runs from the "square lake" on the A1 south of the base main gate, to the village of Kingscliffe, to the southwest of the airfield. Sibson Aerodrome is shown on the map below.