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North Weald Airfield (ESSEX)
Merlin Way
North Weald
Essex

If using Sat Nav, we haven't supplied the postcode as it takes you to the wrong place! Please get off M11 at Junction 7 and just follow the signs to 'North Weald Market'.
 
BEFORE THE DAY

You may find it useful to watch Andrew Walsh's Car Limits DVD which explains and demonstrates many driving techniques from the basics of steering through to left foot braking spin control, and uses both front and rear wheel drive cars. It is professionally filmed and edited with 3d graphical illustrations of things such as slip angles and traction circles, has various viewing angles, optional commentary and easy navigation. The DVD will give you an overview of some of the techniques you'll learn on your training day and allow you to understand the theory so things are little easier for you on the day.

To purchase the DVD call 01992 525750 or buy online at http://www.carlimits.com/shop/catalogue.php?c=6

LEARNING THE CIRCUIT

The circuit we will use in the latter part of the day is shown in our Car Limits game – why not have a play to help you learn where you need to go on the day. Don’t worry, they’ve used a bit of ‘artistic license’ we don’t really have helicopters and people to mow down on the circuit!

http://www.carlimits.com/game/

DIRECTIONS
North Weald Airfield is off Junction 7 on the M11. Follow the signs for North Weald Market and this will take you straight to the airfield. There will be only 1 gate open on the day, next to the Air Traffic Control Tower. The person on the gate will direct you to where you will need to be.

Your instructor will meet you at 9.00am at the airfield. There is no need for the use of helmets and there are food facilities located within the airfield. The course will finish at approximately 4.00pm. Spectators are allowed onto the airfield and we have a briefing room that they can spectate from if they wish.

TYRES
Please note that as your vehicle will be cornering at speed, you may need to inflate your tyres more than you would normally. Vehicles such as the Lotus Elise, Caterham etc are usually ok as they are lightweight and designed for high speed cornering, but cars such as Subaru Imprezas, Porsches, Madzas, TVRs etc are recommended to inflate their tyres to the maximum stated on the tyre itself to protect the side wall of the tyre. There is a garage just off the M11 roundabout (on the A414 towards Harlow) where you can do this before the event. We usually have a tyre pressure gauge so that you can decrease the tyres before your journey home!

ITINERARY

09.00am
Your meeting point will be at the Airfield where you will be shown to your instructor. You will need to bring your licence with you on the day. You will then be given a safety briefing by your instructor.

09.30am
Your course will begin. Depending on the day chosen (2 Person or 4 Person Day) you will be taken onto the Airfield individually and given an assessment, after which you will be shown the first exercise. Once all participants have been shown this, you will all drive the High Speed Bend, being introduced to new techniques "one at a time" taking into account your level of ability and confidence. You will use various exercises, including steering exercises and the ‘High Speed Bend’ where you can learn new techniques such as modulated braking, rotational steering, cornering, balancing the car on the throttle, the use of trail braking, trail lifting, understeer, oversteer, lift off oversteer, gear changing, heal and toe, skid control, spin avoidance and control techniques.

1.00pm
Lunch Break (there are food facilities located within the airfield)

2.00pm
Continuation of course where you will learn more techniques and put everything into practise using the "The Circuit".

4.00pm
Course Finishes

Please note that all provisional bookings made within 28 days of the event must be paid for in full in order to secure the booking. If you have provisionally booked outside 28 days of the event, Car Limits will hold the booking. However your booking will automatically become available to others if not paid for within the 28 days. It is your responsibility to contact us if you do not wish your booking to become available to others.

FUEL
If you need to fill your car up with fuel before the course, there is a fuel station on the M11 roundabout (Junction 7). You take the exit towards Harlow (A414) and its 50 yards down the road. There are garages on either side of the road (Shell & BP).

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

Travelodge Harlow North Weald - http://www.travelodge.co.uk/find_a_hotel/hotel/hotel_id/30/HarlowNorthWeald
Located on the A414 at North Weald. According to theaa.com routefinder, that's 1 mile from North Weald which takes 3 mins. £54 per room per night, but do discounts down to £26 a room (dependant on date).

Park Inn, Harlow - http://www.rezidorparkinn.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=ParkInn/integration/hotelInfo&hotelCode=stnpd&language=en&backURI=/reservation/rateSearch.do&origin=Rates%20And%20Availability
This is the closely located to Harlow, and the A414 to North Weald and according to www.theaa.com routefinder is 3.7miles from the airfield. Rooms from £65 to £90 per night.

Travelodge Harlow Edinburgh Gate - http://www.travelodge.co.uk/find_a_hotel/hotel/hotel_id/268/Harlow
Located in Harlow. According to www.theaa.com routefinder, that's 6.4 miles from North Weald which takes 15 mins. £54 per room per night, but do discounts down to £26 a room (dependant on date).

Travel Inn, Harlow - http://www.premiertravelinn.com
Located just off the A414 on the Sawbridgeworth to Bishop's Stortford Road (A1184). According to www.theaa.com routefinder, that's 6.4 miles from North Weald which takes 14 mins. Rooms from £55.

The Manor of Groves Hotel - http://www.manorofgroves.com/
According to www.theaa.com routefinder, that's 8.6 miles from North Weald which takes 22 mins.

Best Western Stansted Manor - http://www.stanstedmanor-hotel.co.uk/
This is very near to the motorway roundabout, meaning you have 1 junction to travel (South) to get to North Weald. According to www.theaa.com routefinder, that's 12.7 miles from North Weald which takes 19 mins. Twin room from £80.

High Trees Bed & Breakfast, Takeley - http://www.stansted-bandb.co.uk/
Nice clean and friendly B&B. According to www.theaa.com routefinder, that's 15 miles from North Weald which takes 25 mins. Single rooms from £29. Twin/double £45/£49.

Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club (Ware) (5 Star) - http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/STNGS
According to www.theaa.com routefinder, that's 15.5 miles from North Weald which takes 32 mins. Rooms from £150.

CAMERA HIRE
If you would like to hire a video camera for the day, please contact us on sales@carlimits.com for further information. The cost is £35 to hire for the day inclusive of 1 DVD or tape.
 

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