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Flagstaff Flyers Power Flying Field

Our flying field is located 15 miles northeast of Flagstaff on the Leupp Road at mile post 433. Visitors are always welcome. Although our best flying is during the summer months we do enjoy year round flying.

Flying Field info, driving directions and map...

Thermal Gliding Field

The glider folks do thermal flying at the Mountainaire Meadow flying field and at a location south of Flagstaff, off Interstate 17 at Mountainaire.

Mountainaire Meadow info, driving directions and map...

Slope Soaring Sites

Slope soaring can be found North of the Power Flying Field on Sheba and Merriam craters and south of Flagstaff at the Mormon Lake overlook.When the weather starts warming up both of these sites have strong thermals passing through... slope plus thermal equals slermal.

Sheba Crater info, driving directions and map. Fall of 2013 Update: The road to the middle benches has a section that is washed out. We suggest that if you want to fly the SW bench, you should park below the flying site, at the toe of the slope and hike up... about a 150' climb. There is an obvious spot to park on the West sied of the road... right where you normally start using 4WD. Hopefully the hang glider organization, which owns the land, will fix this soon. You may be able to access the SW and SE lower benches from the main road (to the top). However there is a steep, soft section just below the SW bench that is impossible to ascend... unless you have the appropriate skills and vehicle.

Merriam Crater info, driving directions and map.

Mormon Lake Overlook info, driving directions and map.

Other Arizona Slope sites...

NEW! The Sproul (near Merriam Crater), SSW to SW winds... frontside and backside flying.

Rattlesnake Crater, Winona. Beautiful slope site for SSW to SW winds... with DS potential.

Greens Peak (near Springerville), Great soaring site!

Elden Mountain, Flagstaff (Experienced flyers only!)

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of our flying field and flying sites.

Flagstaff flying sites Meriam Crater

New: View Slope Soaring Movies

Dawson has been taking video of his flying at our Slope Soaring sites. You can view his movies here: http://www.vimeo.com/user339251/videos

You will need Quicktime to view these movies. PC users can download a current verion here:

Flagstaff Flyers Radio Control Airplane Club • PO Box 31251 • Flagstaff, Arizona  86003
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