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Popham Hoverin

22 April 2018

The Southern Branch

Pre – Race Season Hoverin 



SUNDAY 22nd April 2018

Operating Instructions 

Risk Assessment 

The racing season is not that far away.  If you would like to:   Flight test the new craft you have been building over the winter months – ensure that the repaired one still works – reawaken your driving skills – learn to drive – just have a ride – catch up with Hovercrafting friends, then come to Popham on the above date.

  • Operating times are from 10.00 to dusk
  • This is an Ideal site for experienced and new drivers
  • Driver tuition and rides available
  • Refreshments are available in the airfield cafeteria.  The all day breakfasts there are very popular
  • This event is open to both members and non-members
  • If bringing a craft that is not registered with the HCGB then please contact us first

Note that prior registration is encouraged to save time on the day.

Please e-mail Bob Beech at robertf.beech@btopenworld.com or Kevin Foster at kevin@mhdocs.co.uk   Registration forms and other documents will then be sent to you before the event.


DIRECTIONS – (Post code above)

From the North and East – Exit the M3 at J8 onto the A303.  After about two miles take the junction for Micheldever Station and then turn right (north) and go under the A303 and turn right as if you are to go back onto the A303.  Go past the first junction on the left and then the airfield entrance is on your left.  Don’t go too fast though as if you miss the entrance you will, indeed, end up back on the A303.

From the South – If on the M3 you need to go to J7 and then go back onto the southbound side of the M3.  Then follow the directions as above.

From the North and West – From the A34 take the A303 for about two and a half miles and take the junction signposted Micheldever Station.  At the “T” junction turn right and then immediately left as if to go back onto the A303.  Then follow the directions above.

On entering the airfield, (the entry route is shown on the Google picture) there is a short one way section of road at the end of which the road turns sharply to the right. Bear left at this point and pass through a gravelled car park onto a track going down the hill. At the bottom, vehicles towing hovercraft can be parked on the gravel road alongside the aircraft park. To save space, please park solo vehicles in the car park, as indicated. YOU ARE ADVISED TO USE THIS ROUTE IN VIEW OF LOW HANGING BRANCHES OVER THE TARMAC ROAD THAT COULD PRESENT PROBLEMS FOR HIGH VEHICLES SUCH AS VANS AND MOTORHOMES.




Bob Beech at   robertf.beech@btopenworld.com  or phone  01425 610775 or 07711 560347


Kevin Foster at kevin@mhdocs.co.uk or phone 01794 322471



22 April 2018
Event Category:


Hovercraft Club of Great Britain


Popham Airfield
Popham Airfield, Coxford Down,
Winchester, SO21 3BD
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