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International slope soaring sites.

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West Sydney Slope Soarers

Stephen, the President of the West Sydney Slope Soarers sent in this note. We have our own registered site at Mt Annan about 40 minutes south west of Sydney. The hill offers a great range of opportunities for every level of slope flyer including DS. Stephen is also on the committee for the SSA of […]

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West Cornwall Slopers – UK

Gary found our site on a Google search and he thought it would be nice if we could get Cornwall’s slopes more exposure! They’ve created a web site that allows tourists or locals to find out what slopes are available in Cornwall (there are quite a few!) So check this out! (more…)

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Middleton Mountain Vernon B.C. Canada

Middleton Mtn is located just outside of Vernon B.C. which is in the Okanagan Valley of the B.C. Interior. Approximately 5 hours from Vancouver B.C., 6 hours Calgary, and 2.5 hours from the Washington border. The summit is about 630 metres ASL. (more…)

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LGRA Slope Soaring Club – UK

Gary found our site on a Google search and he thought it would be nice if we could get Cornwall’s slopes more exposure! They’ve created a web site that allows tourists or locals to find out what slopes are available in Cornwall (there are quite a few!) So check this out! (more…)

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Stormeflyers Club in North Wales

We are a small active group of all weather flyers who are fortunate enough to live within the close proximity of the Great Orme in beautiful North Wales who fly various radio control model gliders ranging from dynamic soaring to combat EPP to full blown composite screamers and PSS. Visit the club’s website: http://www.geocities.com/stormeflyers/mypage.html http://www.geocities.com/stormeflyers/stormeflyers_pics.html

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Lawrencetown Slope Soaring near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lawrencetown Slope Soaring near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A small group of us slope soar near Halifax at Lawrencetown on a bluff right on the Atlantic Ocean.This is our site which includes three image galleries and a small movie: http://users.hfx.eastlink.ca/~sryan/flying.html This is our informal forum/log/story page: http://users.hfx.eastlink.ca/~sryan/lawr-soar/blogger.html -Steve Ryan Steve and his SR-7

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Sloping in Saint John, New Brunswick

Slope flying at Red Head Slope facing due South in Saint John N.B. Overlooking the Bay Of Fundy. The slope is at a former Coast Guard site, and as far as I know it still is. The site is only good for South and South-West wind, but that is the direction the wind blows most of […]

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Sloping Near Sydney

Klaus, from Sydney, Australia, sent in this link and info. http://www.hsl.org.au We have many fantastic slope sites within a 1 hour drive from Sydney. I also produce the Vector combat wing here in Australia, and belong to the SSA of NSW. We have our Club site at Otford, just a kilometre from Stanwell Park, where […]

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Winter Sloping in England

Hi Greg, I do have a few stories about slope soaring. Let me tell you about the annual Christmas slope outing. Every Christmas I go out into Derbyshire, sometimes I can persuade other pilots to come along.The idea is to fly over the Christmas holiday period, a day is chosen fingers crossed it is dry, […]

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Slope’n in Saskatchewan

Slopers delight: world’s best kept secret. Quappelle valley Saskatchewan, Canada.No one west to Broadview, Saskatchewan. Turn right one mile before Broadview and follow highway 201. Slopes good for north, south, west winds. Always windy in the prairies. For more info contact Charlie Levasseure mail ruth.levasseur@home.com

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Traveling to and Flying in France

Some of these commentaries and accounts of my slope flying over the past several years in France may be useful for temporary visitors living in France, or someone doing business there on a regular basis. Directions to Menez Hom For anyone coming from the east, Paris, Chatres, Le Mans, Rennes, St. Brieuc, Morlaix, Landavisiau, Sizun, […]

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Slope Soaring Sites in New Zealand

New Zealand Slope Flying SitesThanks to Aaron for the following info. Being a country of mountains, valleys and volcano’s there are absolute tonnes of slope soaring sites. the most popular however are: Auckland: Mt Wellinton: An old volcano, this can be flown on in any wind direction. Most popular are S/W, S, E, NE, N. […]

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Beg an Fry and the roast road, Brittany

March 25, 2002, Monday Beg an Fry and the roast road, Brittany (France)  Temp: 6 C, morning; PM temp: 15 C; wind 6-10 knots from the NNE Back on the road headed south from Primel-Tregastel, to Plougasnou then east along the coast road passing the point, Beg Gracia to again explore the fabled point, BEG […]

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The Bunker Pointe Annalouseten, Brittany, France

March 21, 2002 Pointe Annalouseten, Brittany, (France)   Temp: 13 C; wind 15-20 knots from the WSW “The Bunker” Skies are still gray; the wind has relented a bit this morning. After 10:00 AM, it rained pretty hard for three hours. However! I got two good flights before the rain started. I started with the mini […]

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Pointe Annalouseten, Brittany, France

Pointe Annalouseten, Brittany, (France)  Temp: 12 C; wind 30 knots from the west No rain today!  Skies are still gray. I went over to Pointe Annalouseten at about 9:30 AM and flew for about 30 minutes. Launching the Sagitta was tricky; I had to walk down the path about 20 yards to launch in less […]

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Primel-Tregastel, France

Primel-Tregastel, France Temp: 50 F; 10 C Subject: Good finish to a bad day I’ll sum up today: a bad day turned into a good day. This morning I checked the immediate area for south facing slope due to the persistent south wind the last few days. Staying on the north side of Brittany makes […]

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Flew some light wind at the Menez-Hom

Saturday, March 16, 2002 Finally flew in some light wind at the Menez-Hom, Brittany’s highest hill (1000 Ft).  We arrived about 3:00 PM.  This site is about 50 miles from our cottage in Primel-Tregastel. The wind was out of the south about 8 or 9 mph. The little Pilatus flew for about 10 minutes.  Then […]

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More Commentaries on Flying in France

Roissy, France; Charles de Gaulle Airport The Airbus arrived on time from Chicago: 8:20 AM;  disembarkation was a waste of time.  We were loaded on to special airport tarmac buses some distance from the terminal.  This took at least a half an hour.  Wait on the plane, then wait on the bus.  Luggage pick up […]

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