Mossy Bank

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High Over Mossy Banks

High Over Mossy Banks

 
 

***CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***

***DUE TO ACTIVE BALD EAGLE NESTING***

Rules

  • Requires RAF membership
  • Requires current intermediate rating
  • Novice rated pilots require direct supervision by a pilot familiar with the site

Location/Directions

  • Adjacent to Rt. 17 in Bath NY

Launch

  • 1550 MSL
  • N42 19'15 W77 18'46
  • Cliff Launch
  • North
  • When gate is closed for winter - Walk-ins only
  • Setup allows 3 gliders to be set up at any one time
  • Launch located in Mossy Banks Memorial Park overlooking the town of Bath NY
  • Follow parking signs
  • Do not launch from park scenic overlook
  • HG Launch is obscurely located 250 ft. north of the public overlook
    • Follow footpath to launch
  • Use cliff launch technique
  • Use experienced wire crew if conditions indicate assisted launch

Landing

  • 1100 MSL
  • 5 acres below and left of launch
  • Drive slowly to landing fields and through the park
  • Drive to landing below launch by following river
  • Park at the natural gas pipes
  • Top landing beside park access road

Flying

  • About 6 miles turnaround
  • Follow signs to Mossy Banks Park from landing field
  • Soarable cliff face to right of launch

Camping

  • Some campgrounds in area
  • Recommend Hickory Hill at North end of Bath