Flying Opportunities Bulletin Board - East Coast
Who is ready to go flying somewhere?
Several flying friends got together to build this website. We were H2s and H3s expressing our own frustration that it was hard to progress in hang gliding because there were not enough flying opportunities when we had off work, and there were hardly any Observers available. It turns out there are lots of opportunities if you know where they are and can travel a little to chase them...but aaahhh the weather obstacle....the right wind. Well, we tried to solve that issue too, see the Flying Sites Tab and use the "48 Hour Wind Forecast". But as time went on we eventually got our fill, have progressed some in our flying and our ratings. The new sites challenged us. We learned from the locals. We made friends. We still value road trips because we get to enjoy meeting other pilots, seeing new scenery and catching up with flying friends we have not seen in a while.
FLYING BULLETIN BOARD
This list is not comprehensive. It is simply some ideas of things some regional pilots are considering doing this fall.
If you are having some event or fly-in at your club, please let us know at the Soaring Road Trip.
-Pilots, and interested people who want to fly can call me (Aron) at FL1-FLY-SOAR if interested in going flying or talking flying, sites, events, etc. -We sincerely welcome you!
The plan is to contact the clubs we have never flown with ahead of time and join up and find out what the protocols are. Of course all the ideas listed below (besides the actual fly-ins) are weather dependent and may switch around as far as dates go.
-Hyner Club PA - Labor Day Weekend Fly-In August 31-September 5 [Many showed up and Conditions were good! Lots of flying!]
-Sky Pirates VA / Big Walker Mtn - Fly-In September 21 - September 25 - Several PA and MD pilots have been making the trip, hoping to do it again.
-Tater Hill NC - no specific event just going to fly - perhaps combine trip with Big Walker?
-Eagle Rock VA - no specific event just going to fly - perhaps combine trip with Big Walker?
-Talcott CT / West Rutland VT / Mount Washington/ Morningside NH in the Northeast Kingdom area -no specific event just going to camp and fly Possibly in early October?
-Hyner Club PA - Ox Roast and Fall Foliage Weekend Fly-In October 12-October 16
-Lookout Mountain GA / Henson Gap TN - October 21 - November 6 - could 2 weeks of flying be a possibility? Some PA pilots are going for sure around Oct 28 weekend.
Hammondsport NY - no specific event just going to camp and fly First Week of November?
-Harris Hill / Indian Cliffs NY -no specific event just going to camp and fly second week of November?
-Utsayantha (Uts) NY / Ellenville NY -no specific event just going to camp and fly first week of December?
-Wellfleet / Graylock MA -no specific event just going to camp and fly first week of December?
-Wallaby Ranch FL / Paradise Airsports FL - February 2024
Any more ideas out there???
Check these online forums to see where and when pilots are planning to fly in their region.
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