Butser Hill is just off the A3, south of Petersfield in Hampshire and is part of Queen Elizabeth Country Park which comes under the jurisdiction of Hampshire County Council.
The MVSA has an agreement with Hampshire County Council which allows us to fly on the hill.
There is an all year ‘Pay on Exit’ car park at the top of the hill.
There are toilet facilities available at the round house near the car park.
Butser Hill is located in a public park which during the summer can become very busy. When such conditions exist flyers should constantly be aware that the public has every right to be on the hill. It is in our interest to fly and act responsibly so as not to jeopardise this site.
Butser Hill is open to any member of the BMFA, but subject to MVSA rules. All flyers must however have passed the MVSA safety assessment before flying unsupervised, see General Rules
A maximum of 13 models are allowed in the air at any one time although clearly there may be times when this number should be reduced, particularly if any hang/paragliders are airborne.
No bungees or tow lines are allowed.
Only model gliders are allowed.
Model gliders with motors which drive propellers are permitted so long as the motor is only used to assist for a few seconds with launching and then only if they are very quiet and their use for launch is strictly necessary. No further motor use is permitted due to noise restrictions.
All other powered models or gliders powered by other means are forbidden.
The hill is also popular with hang/paragliders. The Sky Surfing Club manage manned flight on the hill. As many of the slopes are quite narrow great care must be taken when sharing the slope. On the West slope, models should try to keep to the north end and paragliders to the south.
FPV (first person view)
Flying with the use of a camera is not permitted on this site.