Dansville Launch

Dansville Launch



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


  • Dansville NY
  • I-390 to Dansville
  • Take Exit 4
  • Left onto 36 (regardless of N/S direction on 390)
  • Turn right onto 63 South (about 1 mile)
  • Left onto Sahrles Road (about 1 mile)
  • Bear left, onto Mendoleine Road, at the S Bend in the road (about 1.3 miles up hill)
  • Left onto Sterner Road (about 1/2 mile)
  • Go past green house (1/2 mile)
  • On left side of the road is a No Trespassing Sign
  • Unlock the gate and stay to the right as you enter the field (Combination is last 4 of Joel's phone)
  • Close the gate behind you
  • Follow the path about a quarter of a mile and park in the field
  • Walk down the "path" to the launch


  • 1560 MSL
  • Shallow Slope Launch
  • West South West
  • Setup allows approximately 5-7 gliders to be set up at any one time
  • Beware of turbulence at launch due to cross winds
  • Shallow slope launch technique required


  • 880 MSL
  • 10 acres in front of south end of ridge
  • Head back down Sahrles Road and turn right onto 63
  • Go through one stop sign
  • Turn right onto Cottage Street
  • Enter the parkign lot at the Park Hill Apartments
  • LZ is the field next to the apartments
  • Top landing behind launch is OK if no crop is planted
    • The top field slopes toward launch
    • Landing cross wind (diagonal to the ridge) is recommended


  • Beware of sailplane and airplane traffic
  • Airport in valley to the North
  • Soarable in SW-W wind


  • Many campgrounds
  • Recommend Stony Brook State Park 4 miles South of Dansville on Rt 63