Slope Soaring

SlopeSoaringSo you’re all set to head to the thermal field, only to look out the window and see that the wind is howling.

A good day to cut the lawn? Heck no, big winds bring big fun on the slope! Fly like the hawks, by utilizing the updrafts in front of a steep hill as prevailing winds run into the sharply rising slope, and have nowhere to go but up. Amazingly long flights combining slope lift with thermal lift further out over the valley provide variety and hours of enjoyment of the “free lift”. A great way to combine aerobatics and silent flight.

Almost any sailplane can be flown on the slope, but you’ll have to ask us where the best spots are 😉

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