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Slope soaring sites in Wisconsin.

The Big M Platteville, WI 09-03-07

I stopped at The Big M in Platteville, WI today on the way home from the LEG Slopefest in Kansas for a little more slope flying. Can’t get enough! No one else there. Pretty decent conditions in the air. Not so great on the road that leads to the top. It was pretty sketchy. There […]

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Big Bay Park, Whitefish Bay, WI

Big Bay Park, Whitefish Bay, WI 70 foot slope overlooking Lake michigan. Small, tricky landing area. 3 of us live within a mile of it! Good bowl shaped slope on the shore of Lake Michigan a few miles north of Milwaukee. The slope is small, only about 70 feet but it provides good lift. The […]

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Spectacular Sunday at the Big M!

Mirko writes: This WAS one of the best days we ever had on any slope!  It was no effort to climb out to 1000 ft at anytime of the day.  Steady 25-30 mph winds, with over  twenty different planes flying.  Two different Compact Wizard 2X, four different Pixels,  an Ellipse 3 CAM, Extreme, Psycho, Jedi, […]

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The Slope at Bender Park – OakCreek, WI

Milwaukee Slope Flying Sites SH-50 at Bender Park Oakwood Rd. location   Bender Park, Milwaukee Good 100+ foot bluff on the shore of Lake Michigan NNE to SE winds with slightly NE best. The best slope in the Milwaukee area is in Oak Creek at the end of Fitzsimmons Road or Oakwood Road. The walk […]

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Slope Flying at Warnimont Park, Cudahy, WI

Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 24, 2003 Warnimont Park Slope Looking South from the Gun Club   Warnimont Park, Milwaukee, WI This slope in southern Milwaukee County in Cudahy is 100 to 120 feet high. It is just behind the Cudahy High School. You can use the school football/athletic field across the street as […]

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Sheridan Park Slope, St. Francis, WI

Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 24, 2003 Greg’s Stinger comes by at Sheridan. Photo: Tracy Brow   Sheridan Park, St. Francis, WI About a mile north of Warnimont. Good with East winds and there is a spot at the South end that works all right from the Northeast. The top of the hill provides […]

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Sloping at Concordia University, Mequon, WI

Russ and his Shrike at Concordia     Concordia University, Mequon, WI Concordia University is located in Mequon, 15 miles north of Milwaukee. This is an excellent site for East and SE winds. Landing is tricky due to many small trees and bad rotor in higher winds. But there is high grass to plow into […]

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Wisconsin Slope Flying Site near Black Earth

Wisconsin Slope Flying Site near Black Earth by Clayton Greaves Ceder Ridge Campgroundis located 20 minutes drive from Madison’s West side on highway 78 midway between Black Earth WI and Prairie Du Sac Wi. 78 crosses US 14 a couple miles West of Black Earth, turn North on 78. Below several pictures describing the approach […]

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Slope Flying at Theresa Marsh

Theresa Marsh Slope Flying Site – Mirko Bodul Go up past West Bend on HWY 41.About 7-8 miles past HWY 33, exit on HWY 28.Go left (west) on HWY 28 for about 0.5 miles, take the first road left AFTER the HWY entrance and follow it. It is called Mohawk Road and snakes around for […]

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Crystal Ridge – Franklin, WI

Crystal Ridge – Franklin, WI Crystal Ridge is a landfill type ski hill in Southern Milwaukee County at 76th and Rawson Ave. Not a good idea when skiers are using it! This place is also good for using the high-start. On light wind days, combine the slope with thermals. Flying Reports 04/21/01 – 45 mph […]

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Sloping in Stoughton Wisconsin

Wisconsin Slope Flying Sites Sand Hill Middle School- Stoughton WIsubmitted by Clayton Greaves   Here’s my slope infected son, age 3, launching my Boomerang at Sand Hill Middle School. What form!!!! The slope is approximately 50′ above the cornfield with about a 30 degree grade. This site, 4 blocks from my home only works with […]

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Sloping in Verona Wisconsin

Site Report: Badger Prairie Park, Verona WIsubmitted by Clayton Greaves This slope is adjacent to a gas model field atop the landfill shown in the photos I have attached. Thusly, if you want to befriend fellow modelers at the field it is good practice to stop by- let anybody know where you will be flying […]

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Sloping in Port Washington, Wisconsin

Mirko launching a big ASW-17 through a gap on the slope at Port Washington. Photo: Greg Smit Port Washington, WI Located about 30 minutes north of Milwaukee, this slope is in North Lake Park. There is a spot just after the last parking lot that works well for Southeast winds. The landing area has a […]

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Unseasonable Warmth Brings Out Hibernating Slopers

January 26th, 2002 was a super day at the Big M. Unseasonable 50 degree temperatures and a strong SW wind brought out several slopers from Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. Greg gets a DAW Mustang into the air. Pete launches his Cheetah Greg’s SH-50 just after launch. The Acacia II F3F prior to its inital flight. […]

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Racine Slope Flying Sites

Racine Slope Flying Sites Racine, WIIn northern Racine County, Cliffside Park and a slope just south of that, Chapla Park are good for N to NE winds. Both overlook Lake Michigan. Cliffside Park is almost inaccessible without a guide – me! (Mirko) I believe that I am the only one who has ever flown there. […]

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Kou discovers several small slopes in Madison

Madison Wisconsin Slope Flying Sitesdiscovered by Kou Vang Giddens Park, Lake Mendota, Madison WIA small park facing N-NW onto Lake Mendota. Located on the Isthmus on N. Brearly St. behind a Church just off E. Gorham St. Parking space available at the top. Grassy slope is mowed all the way down to the lake. The […]

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Spring Valley Resevoir, Spring Valley, WI

Spring Valley Wisconsin Slope Flying Site Directions to Spring Valley Slope (from Twin Cities)Take 94 East through Hudson, WI to exit 19, which is HWY 63. Follow this for 7 miles to County Road 29 and turn left (East). Follow this into the town of Spring Valley. At County Road B turn left. Follow it […]

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Flying at the Big M 06/10/01

Platteville, WI – 06/10/01 Greg & Mirko The forcasted 15-30 mph winds at the Big M in Platteville did not disapoint today. When we arrived at 10 AM the wind was out of the Southwest about 15 MPH. I got out the Prodij and started flying while Mirko got one of his 2 Saggitas ready. […]

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