Over the years TVHGC have developed good and trustworthy relationships with the landowners including an understanding that we will operate within the bounds of the agreements we have made with them.
In order to maintain this level of trust and cooperation with the landowners and land managers, we require that every member agrees to this Code of Conduct, so that we may keep our privileged access to the Thames Valley sites.
Contrary to common belief that the Right to Roam Act (2000) entitles you to wander freely over farm land, access to land is given expressly at the land owner's permission.
We just use the land for recreational purposes.
The landowners own the land and depend on it for their livelihood.
So we must respect the landowners wishes at all times, if we wish to continue to use it for our own enjoyment.
As a member of the Thames Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club I agree to abide by the following code of conduct.
I understand that they have the right to change them as they see fit, depending on current circumstances and if they don’t want me to fly on a particular day, then I will not fly that site on that day.
I will do nothing to endanger other users of the land, for example flying low or near to horses or other animals in fields or members of the public.
I understand that failure to comply with the TVHGC Code of Conduct may result in my access to one or more sites and my membership of the club being revoked either temporarily or permanently.
I also understand that, if my club membership is permanently revoked for misconduct or not complying with the TVHGC Code of Conduct, I will forfeit my membership fee for the current year.