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Paragliding Owens Valley_Gunter , CA

Paragliding Owens Valley_Gunter , CA

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Wind Dir. : W WSW SW SSW
Wind: Mini: 0| Maxi 25 mph Gust Max : 18 mph

Description

H 2541 m, HD 1200 m / medium-easy
rating 3/6
regularly used, hike&fly, thermal soaring, good xc possible.
used for US Nationals
Unregulated. Experienced H3 recommended.
Better road than Paiute. Shallow launch, lot of spade to set up, long glide to LZ, often blows out
45 min to the top. 4×4.
This launch is great for all levels of pilots.
Many launches to choose from, S-WNW. The only drawback it that the landing area is a long glide out. So don’t think about landing! Just fly XC. Its easy to get stuck deep in the mountains. Be prepared to land out on a ridge if you hang out too long! Wait for a lull to launch!!!
Direct link to www.xcontest.org flights
Region: California - USASee flights near this point [ 24 ]Site record : 234.3 kmLink to more information : -
Region: California - USASee flights near this point [ 16 ]Site record : 105.4 kmLink to more information : -
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good introduction of Owens Valley flying (HG): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5EvhN4IU0
https://karicastle.com/owens-valley/ (owens valley flying info)
http://www.bhgc.org/sites/#site_gunter-gunther-ca
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.468200&lon=-118.263088&site=rev&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text#.Y1kiyT1Bypo
takeoff
as usual in the valley: rocky, some weeds, but a small area is clear enough to lay out 1 PG...
landing
Many LZ out in the valley, but long glide!
But you pass a bail-out LZ (white sand) on the way up.
Your flying in a desert area: so take at least 1/2 gal of water along in case you sink out and have to walk!
airspace - Max alt: 17999ft
access From Bishop: take US-6 North, then right on 'Jean Blanc Rd' (ca 10min), then 45 min to the top. 4WD.
comments This launch site was used for a US National PG competition.
This launch is great for all levels of pilots. Many options to choose from. The only drawback it that the landing area is a long glide out.
So don't think about landing! Just fly XC. Its easy to get stuck deep in the mountains. Be prepared to land out on a ridge if you hang out too long! Wait for a lull to launch!
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Take off : As usual in the valley: rocky, some weeds, but a small area is clear enough to lay out 1 PG...
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