At the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, 8th November 2018 a motion was under consideration to negotiate with the National Trust to allow the use of electrical assist for gliders up on Crook Peak for the gaining of height only. This motion was carried by the members present.

Subsequently, the National Trust were contacted and they agreed to allow the use of electrical assist in gliders. Below is the text of the agreement.

"The licensee agrees to use the site only for the purpose of launching, flying and landing of unpowered model aircraft. The licensee will be permitted to operate electric assist gliders when conditions require (i.e. light lift) on the basis that any electrical or motor assistance is operated in accordance with the Air Navigation Order (as amended in 2018) and BMFA guidance. The licensor reserves the right to rescind permitted use of electric assisted aircraft at any time during the licence period."

The WMSA committee then set about reviewing and updating the club rules and also added the risk assessment previously forwarded to the NT. On Thursday, 14th February 2019 these rules were the subject of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) and was passed by the members present. Therefore, from the 15th February 2019 the use of electrical assist for glider for the gaining of height in low lift conditions is allowed on Crook Peak.

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