IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE – MERCURY

A common rule that is often  disregarded is the inflation of canopies below the barbed wire fence following a slope landing. Inflating a canopy below the fence is strictly forbidden  due to the steepness of the hill in front of the take off area, which prevents landed pilots being visible by those taking off. It is especially hazardous to Hang Glider pilots who have to commit to a take off and once airborne cannot abort. 

Any pilot who slope lands below the barbed wire fence must carry their canopy back over the fence at the stile and then return to the launch area.