Aerotow Hang Gliding in East Anglia since 1991

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Cambridgeshire Aerotow Club is an established member club of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and operates for hang gliding pilots qualified to launch via aerotow behind a microlight tug aircraft. Aerotow conversion training can also be provided for flyers who have a BHPA 'Pilot' rating.

Where to find us

Based at Sutton Meadows near Ely, the CAC is situated in the rural fenlands of East Anglia. The airfield is approximately 10 miles from the M11 and A14 motorways and is therefore within an easy two hours drive of London or the Midlands. Due to its close proximity to the prominent '100 foot drains', the airfield is readily located from the air. However, it is a little trickier to find by road, and so first time visitors may wish to view our directions and map page.

Cambridgeshire Aerotow Club - Sutton Meadows
- postcode CB6 2BJ, GPS coordinates 52.23N 00.04E and OS grid reference TL405784.

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Flying environment

The large expanse of flatlands are also predominently 'open' Class G airspace and provide ideal safe conditions for aerotowing hang gliders and ample sites for 'out-landings' when flying cross country. The airfield has three separate grass runways (10/28, 06/24 and 01/19, each in excess of 480 meters length) allowing take offs and landings in all wind directions. Tows are available up to heights of 10,000'. Just ask for the height you desire from our 'dial-a-height' machine (the tug). Maybe even join our mile high club?

Thermals are often large and afford excellent opportunities for enduring XC flights. At present the furthest distance record is 174km to a landing by the Humber estuary (the release height was just 900'). Several respectable closed circuit flights have also been achieved.

Other facilities

The Club's caravan/mobile home has a single and double bedroom and is serviced with running water, electricity and has cooking facilities. Ladies and gents toilets are available on site. Hang glider storage may be available for those wishing to make CAC their hang gliding base.

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