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GS Aviation Europe Ltd. Flexwing and fixed wing (3 axis) microlight training near Marlborough, Wiltshire

Directions by Air and Airfield Standing Orders

The new frequency and call sign "Clench Radio" has been active on 119.300 mHz since 1st November 2013.

The map below was taken with the permission from the 2008 VFR Flight Guide from AFE. (Many thanks AFE). Use this map ONLY as an indication of the general location of the airfield and for the circuit pattern and no go areas. Please remember to telephone in first and consult the latest AFE Flight Guide for current airfield plate.
Note for users of Google Maps the airfield is 3000ft NE of postcode SN8 4NZ.

08/26 Grass 443x28 (the eastern half is quite rough)
15/33 Grass 396x28

Note grass surface uneven in places. The runways are bordered by electric fences. Please taxi with caution. All the grass areas can be very wet and muddy.

PPR essential by telephone 01672 515535.   Radio please use call sign "Clench Radio" on 119.300 mHz, PPR essential   Note if no response on "Clench Radio" then please blind call "Clench Traffic" as the ground station will not always be manned.

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Clench Common Airfield - looking north west Clench Common Airfield - looking north east
Winter 2008/9 - Clench Common Airfield - looking north west Winter 2008/9 - Clench Common Airfield - looking north east
Clench Common Airfield Clench Common Airfield - threshold 16
Winter 2008/9 - Clench Common Airfield - looking west towards Martinsell Hill Winter 2008/9 - Clench Common Airfield - threshold 15
Clench Common Airfield - turning base leg for 34 RH. Threshold just to the left of the buildings. Clench Common Airfield - threshold of 34 on the right, threshold 26 at the top
20 July 2008 - Clench Common Airfield - turning base leg for 33 RH. Threshold just to the left of the buildings 20 July 2008 - Clench Common Airfield - threshold of 33 on the right, threshold 26 at the top
From 1st November 2013 Clench Common Airfield has been granted a fixed frequency of 119.300 and is an Air/Ground service with a Designated Operational Coverage area (DOC) of 10 nautical miles radius from Clench Common.
The DOC is shown on the map below - any pilot intending to land at or overfly Clench Common Airfield should establish contact with Clench Radio no less than 5 NM from the field. Pilots operating within the DOC, particularly below 1000 feet AGL, should also give consideration to contacting Clench Radio to establish local traffic information.
If no reply is received to the initial call then subsequent calls should be made blind to Clench Traffic - if an operator becomes available you will be called by Clench Radio.
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Click to enlarge. Clench Radio Designated Operational Coverage area (DOC) of 10 nautical miles radius from Clench Common

Directions to GS Aviation by Air

GS Aviation (Europe) Ltd
Clench Common Airfield
Standing Orders

The following standing orders apply to ALL GS Aviation (Europe) Ltd students and visitors who fly into and out of CLENCH COMMON AIRFIELD and must be adhered to at all times.
  1. All students and pilots must become club members before flying (40 student, 80 full)
  2. A landing fee of 3 will be charged to ALL non-members.
  3. All pilots must hold current 3rd party liability insurance, BMAA membership and the correct documentation as per CAP 85 section 2.25.
  4. All visiting flights by prior permission only. Hours of operation are 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. NO flying outside these hours.
  5. All take-offs and landings to be recorded in the airfield log.
  6. All pilots must make themselves familiar with the circuit and joining requirements, local restrictions and emergency landing areas. Joining aircraft fly overhead the airfield at 1500ft agl and no less and check the signal square. Descend dead side the airfield turning in the direction of the circuit and join the circuit at the start of the downwind leg. Circuit height 500ft agl. Frequency 119.300 Clench Radio.
  7. All flying to be in accordance with UK VFR, The ANO and within the privileges of the pilots' licence.
  8. No flying over noise sensitive areas, see airfield map - that means any houses/farms in the area.
  9. All aircraft must be refueled using a drip tray. Any flagrant breach of this rule will be subject to an on the spot fine of 20. Fuel burns on the grass last 2 years! All fuel must be stored in the designated area.
  10. Aircraft engines shall only be started at a safe distance from people, property other aircraft and animals.
  11. All pilots remain fully responsible for their aircraft at all times, including the safe operation of the aircraft and for any damage that may be caused by them or their aircraft. The landlords, tenants or operators of the airfield shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage howsoever caused.
  12. All reportable accidents or incidents shall be reported to an instructor or officer of the day.

If in doubt about anything, ask!
01672 515535

How to find us by Road

Sat Nav SN8 4NZ will get you to the concrete road to the airfield. Just keep on going down it for nearly 0.5 mile till you see the hanger and planes on the left.

From Hungerford

Take the A4 west out of Hungerford signposted Marlborough.

In Marlborough at mini-roundabout turn left onto the A346 then immediately at next mini-roundabout turn right onto George Lane - B3052 signposted Amesbury A345, Pewsey.

At mini-roundabout turn left onto the A345 sign posted Pewsey. Leave Marlborough climbing uphill.

After 2.2 miles, turn left sign posted Wooton Rivers and Clench (single track road).

After 0.75 mile turn left into Culleys farm (single track concrete road).

Keep following single track concrete road, GS Aviation is on the left.

From M4

Exit M4 Junction 15

Take the A346 Signposted Marlborough.

In Marlborough follow the signs for the A345 Pewsey.

After 2.2 miles, turn left signposted Wooton Rivers and Clench (single track road).

After .75 mile turn left into Culleys farm (single track concrete road).

Keep following single track concrete road, GS Aviation is on the left.

From Pewsey

Take the A345 towards Marlborough.

Through Oare and then uphill.

At a double bend turn very sharp right signposted Wooton Rivers and Clench (single track road).

After 0.75 mile turn left into Culleys farm (single track concrete road).

Keep following single track concrete road, GS Aviation is on the left.

From Calne

Take the A4 signposted Marlborough.

In Marlborough follow the signs for the A345 Pewsey.

After leaving Marlborough then 2.2 miles, turn left signposted Wooton Rivers and Clench (single track road).

After 0.75 mile turn left into Culleys farm (single track concrete road).

Keep following single track concrete road, GS Aviation is on the left.

Copyright ©2013 GS Aviation (Europe) Ltd. For all your microlight training on flex and fixed wing aircraft including ground school to NPPL. Tel 01672 515535 Email info@gsaviation.co.uk for more information.