Gransden Lodge - Papworth - Gransden Lodge

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If you are pre-solo, discuss with an instructor before doing any task.
Minimum set-off height3,600 ft
Distance15.7 km
AirspaceStay below 5,200 ft QFE south of Gransden. If you get low over Bourn airfield, land rather than getting in the way of Bourn traffic!
BGA Ladder Points93
Suitable weather conditionswinds from north with moderate thermals or better

This task is an out and return. Do the task when winds are from the north so you are blown back towards the airfield. It would be worth attempting the out and return to Caxton Gibbet before attempting this task.

Extra points can be gained by making the flight a GRL-PAP-CAX-GRL triangle, without significantly changing the flight.


The village of Cambourne and Bourn airfield are easily recognisable landmarks. Note that the main runway at Bourn points towards Gransden Lodge.

Turn points

GRL (Gransden Lodge) 
the main hangar at Gransden Lodge
PAP (Papworth) 
roundabout next to sewage works north of Papworth Everard
minimum height: 2,800 ft