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306 km triangle for W, WNW, WSW winds
Ridgewell to Mendlesham Mast and Husbands Bosworth.
Navigational Information:

Leg From        To                             Distance  Track Mag

1   Ridgewell   MEN Mendlesham Radio Mast          42 km   69 deg

2   MEN         HUS Husbands Bosworth Airfield1    47 km  284 deg

3   HUS         Ridgewell Airfield                117 km  117 deg



Ideal for Westerly and WNW and WSW winds. Benefits from Cloud streets. Hus Bos is a useful into wind turnpoint, local gliders will mark thermals. Time can be gained by arriving low, rounding the turnpoint, then climbing while drifting downwind on track. Also suitable for light winds.

Unsuitable for northerly winds, due to risk of drifting into Stanstead controlled airspace on last leg if thermals are weak.

Warnings: On the last leg aim for Wratting Common, to avoid accidentally flying into 3500 feet Stanstead controlled airspace near Haverhill.Change course to Ridgewell when low enough not to infringe airspace.

Detailed turnpoint information based on Year 2001 list. Last update: 1 March 2001. All details the same as at 13 Jan 2015.


MEN 380 C

Tall Aerial Mast

1007 ft mast NMl NE of Wattisham airfield.

10 N Ipswich 155

612.30 264.14

52 14.071N 001 06.457E




HUS 298 C

Centre of Hangar complex Site of The Soaring Centre (ex-Coventry GC). N side of grass airfield. P-L

11 S Leicester 140

464.88 282.95

52 26.442N 001 02.818W


A full list of BGA turning points can be downloaded via the British Gliding Association site:

On-route Navigational features and Gliding Clubs:

To Mendlesham: Sudbury, Wattisham A/F, Rattlesden G/C (difficult to see but worth putting in GPS) Stowmarket, railway junction to north, A45

To: Hus Bosworth: Bury ST Edmunds / A45 & railway, Newmarket, Cambridge, Gransden Lodge G/C, Upwood G/C, A1 Graffham Water, Sackville Farm G/C, Lyveden G/C, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rothwell G/C.

To Ridgewell: similar route to Leg2. Look for Wratting Common (lines of trees on runways) & Haverhill when past Cambridge.

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