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A. Bull Run Hill has two launches. The quickest to reach is 12 minute. From downtown Richfield, go East on 300 North. When the road begins to curve, keep going directly east onto hwy 119.
5733ft/1747m GPS 38 45'32”N 112 00'53”W LZ: 5280ft/1609m GPS 38 45'22.7”N 112 01'13.6”W
12 minute is a 450 foot vert – 4 wheel drive (with lockers) drive up site. The west side is a P2/H2 training hill, while the east side is P3/H3 soaring ridge, requiring more advanced skills and judgement. There is a warm springs fed grassy LZ on the west side. That has power lines, swamps, and groves of wing eating Russian olive trees that should be avoided. The east side is very soarable in the northeast anabatic valley winds that happens often on spring and fall evenings. You can bench up 1200 ft. The east side landing zone is the road along the alfalfa field. The farmer has given us permission, but doesn’t like us tromping on his crops.
12 minute’s launch and landing zones are on public and private land and is NOT insured or managed by the Central Utah Air Sports Association. CUASA. The information about using 12 minute launch and landing is provided as a free public service in order to help you fly safely and not upset the land owners and cause permission to use this site be revoked. If you fly here you do so at your own risk and judgement. Just remember that everything you do reflects and effects all of us in the sport, of free flight if you would like advice on safely using the 12 minute site you may contact email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org -email@example.com
12 minute Launch is located 4 minutes East of Richfield Utah on the Heplars Pond Road. The landing zone for the east launch is just outside of Glenwood Utah at the edge of cultivated and irrigated crops. The landing zone for the west launch is the warm springs fed cow pasture looking toward Richfield Utah.
12 minute site cautions
1) P2 skills for the west launch which includes winds from the Southwest, West, and Northwest. It is recommended that you do not fly 12 minute if the winds are straight North or straight South.
2) P3 skills for the East launch. More advanced skills are required as the East launch drops of very fast and has very rugged terrain.
3) Launch the East side in Northeast, East or Southeast winds, IF THE AIRFLOW IS OUT OF THE NORTH THERE ARE ROTORS JUST OFF LAUNCH THAT YOU MAY NOT FEEL BEFORE YOU ARE AIRBORNE.
4) The road up to 12 minute is very steep and should only be attempted with a 4 wheel drive vehicle with good tires, brakes and lockers. Drive up slowly and be willing to hike up the last part.
5) There are very dangerous rotors on both sides if you get blown back. Please be cautious of air speed before launching
6) Helmets are recommended and should be worn any time you are attached to the glider.
7) Spectators should remain 50 feet away from laid out paragliders, and be aware of launching and flying pilots.
8) P4 and very advanced skills are required to attempt top landing, there is a very small margin for error between overshooting and getting blown back.
9) Mini wings may use the 12 minute launch, but extreme caution should be used because all of the preceding cautions are magnified when using mini wings.
10) Please keep vehicles on the road, do not drive into the meadows or pastures, not only because you would be a hazard to landing pilots but also to maintain good relations with the kind farmers who have given us permission to land on their property.
11) Stay well clear of the power lines, swamps and groves of Russian olive trees in the meadow on the West side.
D. Tyson in his new/used Free-X