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Clinics and Workshops 2017

Completed: 25 pilots joined in the festivities this year. Evenings were hit and miss but some beautiful morning flying. Off year for the fireworks which means next year should be great!

Pioneer Days Fly In: July 22 and 24, 2017:
Be aware this is a Saturday, Monday split. While we will not be directing any "fly-in" flights on Sunday, you are welcome to get together with whoever else is going up the mountain.
Spend time with us in Central Utah, soaring Cove Mountain and flying in together at sunset, enjoying hamburgers at the park as we watch the fireworks. The 6000-foot butter smooth morning sledder from Monroe Peak, then the pancake breakfast at the park and the parade. The Pioneer Days Fly In combines flying from world class sites, with a hometown celebration. Fun for the whole family.
Pioneer days $50.00 includes CUASA membership pancake breakfast, hamburgers and chips at the park and t-shirt. Please bring a vehicle or plan on $10.00 to go to the driver each time you to up the mountain.

Red Rocks Fall Fly In: Sept 25-30, 2017;
Get on the Facebook Page for daily updates: Ok here are the details for the Fly In..... Lets start with the basics
Where * Richfield Utah. more specifically Quality Center 540 South Main.
When *September 25-30 2017 Why * Because flying Paragliders and Hang gliders is awesome.
Who * Paragliders and Hang gliders from all over the world. We are expecting around150 Pilots this year.
How much * 60 Dollars for the whole week. Plus 10 dollars per ride up the mountain to give to the driver.

EXCITING EXTRAS FOR THIS YEARS FLY IN.
* Benjamin Jordan will be presenting his award winning paragliding documentary, sharing his knowledge and answering questions for us on Friday night after the flying. Check out his trailer at Strong the Winds Blow (10 dollars suggested donation)
* Ken Hudonjorgenson will once again be doing his amazing thermaling clinic. I can't recommend this clinic highly enough. More info Two Can Fly 100 dollars per day or 300 for the whole week (a special price only available at the Red Rocks).
* Gabriel Jebb from Air California Adventure, Inc. will be on hand Monday through Thursday to arrange demo's and answer questions about equipment. He is the distributor for 6 different manufacturers, and has had the opportunity to work as a test pilot and on R&D teams for multiple manufacturers. Air California Adventure
* Jessica Green, wife of local pilot Adam Green, has generously volunteered to make dutch oven Lasagna for all the pilots, helpers, drivers, and land owners after the flying on Saturday evening as part of the awards ceremony. No Charge, It's going to be great.
* Interesting culinary experiences that can only be perused in Richfield. Your 2017 entry in the Red Rocks Fall Fly In includes certificates for free meals at 5 unique and unforgettable restaurants including the salad bar buffet at Ideal Dairy, the hardware burger at Larsen's Ace Hardware (a culinary experience not to be missed) all you can eat pizza and salad bar at Lotsa Motsa Pizza, The Pilots Special at Sandy's Drive Inn, and amazingly fresh Mexican food at Richfield's Taco Time.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where should I stay?
* If you are staying at a Motel - may I suggest "Quality Inn - Quality Inn Richfield - Not only because the convention center next door is the headquarters for the Fly In, but also because the management has offered a Pilots discount and they make us a great deal on renting the convention center. There are more expensive and cheaper motels available, but check this one out first.
*If you are staying in a camper that needs hook ups and a shower near by check out Mystic Hot Springs Mystic Hot Springs Mystic Mike has been a good friend to us and will usually offer a good rate if you let him know you are coming for the Fly In.
If you are camping in a tent. Our friend Pete has generously offered his one acre lawn for your accommodation. He is located one half mile past the Monroe Rodeo Grounds LZ, the last house before you enter Monroe Canyon. He has a porta potty and culinary water available. (and an awesome Elk pasture next door)
*If you are in an RV that doesn't require hook ups, Monroe City has very generously offered the use of the area near the Monroe Rodeo Ground LZ for your use. Please don't block the gate to the Rodeo Ground. Bathroom facilities available.

Where will we be flying?
* Cove Mountain, Monroe Peak, and Mt. Edna
-- Cove Launch is located 12 miles South East of Richfield, Utah at the top of the Thompson Basin road. High clearance vehicles are required. Cove has over 3,000 feet of vertical drop to the landing zone which is just north of the Monroe City Cemetery. A ridge finger extends miles out into and 3,300 feet above the Sevier Valley, and creates a soarable take off in three different directions. You can bench up 3,000 feet in evening ridge lift.
-- Monroe Peak Launch is located 7 miles South East of Monroe Utah at the top of the Monroe Mountain Road. With nearly 6,000 feet of vertical drop to the landing zone which is just west of the Monroe City Rodeo grounds. The Highest vert for any USHPA insured launch in the continental United States and home to the 2011 Red Rock Paragliding foot launch National competition.
-- Mt. Edna launch is located 7 miles west of Marysvale, Utah near the top of the Tushar Mountains. It is Utahs highest drive up launch with many launch options in a high alpine meadow that offers 360 degrees of launching options. Launch altitudes range from 11,500 to 11,700 feet. There is over 5,000 feet of vertical drop to the landing zone which is just west of Marysvale. Mt. Edna is a morning thermal site. Launching is not recommended after the canyon winds become strongly anabatic around 1:00 PM. Mt. Edna is home of the worlds highest commercial radio tower.

When and Where do we meet?
* Meet every day at HQ at Quality Center at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. We will go over weather, yesterday's flights, safety concerns, and discuss where to go to get the best flying that the day offers. We will also be at HQ Sunday night, the 24th at 8 PM for anyone who wants to do early registration. There will be updates and info along with photos and video on the CUASA Facebook page. Please join at. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645164835799833/

Can I come for just part of the Fly In?
* Yes please. If you are only able to make one or two days, please come anyway. The daily entry is 15 dollars, but you don't get the free food or the t-shirt. just great flying, great people to meet, and great fall scenery What does my 60 dollar entry include? It includes weekly CUASA membership, the coveted long-sleeve Red Rocks t-shirt, 40 dollars worth of free food coupons, use of the Quality Center, the awards, and and all other CUASA benefits. It does not include rides to launch. Please plan on bringing a vehicle or 10 dollars to the driver every time you get a ride to launch, even if you don't fly. We really appreciate our drivers and couldn't hold the fly in without them. Don't make them ask - volunteer your 10 dollar appreciation gladly.

Do I need to register early?
* No. I would appreciate an email with tentative plans, but no preregistration is required, just show up and have fun. What awards will be given? Emphasis at the Red Rocks is on low pressure fun, safe, and enjoyable flying. There will be awards for winning the task, air time, and longest distance flight, but the most coveted awards are Driver of the Meet and Most Helpful Pilot. HELP US PROMOTE THIS EVENT. Please forward this email to any pilots you know, Share it in your personal Facebook, and in Facebook groups you belong to. Join us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645164835799833/ Check out www.cuasa.com and the Facebook page and tweet, snapchat, message whatever you can do to help create buzz for experiencing the Majesty of fall in the Rockies, at the Red Rocks.

MORE INFORMATION
www.cuasa.com
stacy@cuasa.com 435-979-0225
jef@cuasa.com 435-896-7999
jonathon@cuasa.com 719-322-4234

Winter Festival Fly-In : Dec. 28th-30th, 2017;
So South America isn't the only place to fly in winter. Come try some snow flying with us, maybe some ski launching. We have some new winter toys to help take pilots and gear up the mountain and look forward to some post Christmas 'Chillaxation' with some air hungry friends.

For more information contact:
Stacy Whitmore 435-979-0225 stacy@cuasa.com
Jef Anderson 435-896-7999 jef@cuasa.com

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2016

Completed: Forty pilots joined in the celebration this year! Had a solid group of Hang Gliders come and there was great flying to be had. Mornings were amazing and we had four new members on Cove Club on Saturday night before the fireworks!

Pioneer Days Fly In:
July 21-23, 2016; Spend three days with us in Central Utah, soaring Cove Mountain and flying in together at sunset, enjoying hamburgers at the park as we watch the fireworks. The 6000-foot butter smooth morning sledder from Monroe Peak, then the pancake breakfast at the park and the parade. The Pioneer Days Fly In combines flying from world class sites, with a hometown celebration. Fun for the whole family.
Pioneer days $50.00 includes CUASA membership pancake breakfast, hamburgers and chips at the park and t-shirt. Please bring a vehicle or plan on $10.00 to go to the driver each time you to up the mountain. For more information contact Stacy Whitmore 435-979-0225 stacy@cuasa.com Jef Anderson 435-896-7999 jef@cuasa.com

Completed: I still need to get a report on this one.

Day Tours: August 13th and September 2nd; Spend one day touring the amazing flying sites of Central Utah! This is particularly for Northern Utah Pilots that want to be introduced to central Utah flying. Pilots will meet at 6:00 AM on the south side to begin a fun filled day of exploring and flying as conditions permit. The day tour ends after all possible flying is monopolized and we return to the south side at Point of the Mountain Flight Park.
For more information contact Stacy Whitmore 435-979-0225 stacy@cuasa.com Jef Anderson 435-896-7999 jef@cuasa.com

Completed: An unbeleivable week of flying. If you weren't here, you missed something amazing. The first flight of the fly-in was at Edna!! Every morning was flyable at one site or another and only a couple of mid-days were blown out. Largest group of pilots we have ever had, still awaiting final number, around 115.

Red Rocks Fall Fly In: Sept 26-October 1, 2016;
Get on the Facebook Page for daily updates: Enjoy the vibrant fall colors and beautiful mountains and flying activities for all levels and interests. Thermaling Clinics with Ken Hudonjorgensen, ridge soaring task competition, morning sledders, distance challenges. Low pressure, fun-flying activities to give everyone a chance to mingle and enjoy flying from Central Utah's many world class flying sites. Maybe an improved zip line.
Come for all or come for whatever part you can fit into your schedule. This is our fourth year hosting the premier fall flying event and hoping it will be bigger and better than ever.
Red Rocks full week package: $60.00 includes weekly CUASA membership, hardware burger, Shake at Bullies Drive in and Breakfast at The Little wonder Cafe, the coveted Red Rocks t-shirt, and lots of good flying friends and information to make your flying safe, fun and informed. Please bring a vehicle or plan on $10.00 to go to the driver each time you go up the mountain. Thermaling Clinic, Maneuvers clinic and Towing extra .$15:00 per day if you don't want the full week package.
Red Rock's headquarters will be at the Quality Center 640 South Main Richfield Utah. We will meet there daily at 8:00AM and 2:00 PM to analyze weather and make a plan for the best morning mid-day and evening flying.(Sorry about the mis-information earlier) We will also meet there at 8:00 PM on Sunday Sept 25th for those who want to get registration paperwork taken care of for Monday morning flying. Get on the Facebook page for daily updates.
Hang Gliders are welcome. Last year we had 90 pilots total and 10 of them were Hang Gliders. Thanks for answering the call.



  For more information contact:
Stacy Whitmore 435-979-0225 stacy@cuasa.com
Jef Anderson 435-896-7999 jef@cuasa.com

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2015

Completed: Nearly all of the pilots who came were able to fly. Around 30 pilots came but the conditions were a bit rowdy for half a dozen pilots who opted to join the fireworks and eat a hamburger.

July 23-25, 2015; Spend three days with us in Central Utah, soaring Cove Mountain and flying in together at sunset, enjoying hamburgers at the park as we watch the fireworks. The 6000-foot butter smooth morning sledder from Monroe Peak, then the pancake breakfast at the park and the parade. The Pioneer Days Fly In combines flying from world class sites, with a hometown celebration. Fun for the whole family.
Pioneer days $50.00 includes CUASA membership pancake breakfast, hamburgers and chips at the park and t-shirt. Please bring a vehicle or plan on $10.00 to go to the driver each time you to up the mountain. For more information contact Stacy Whitmore 435-979-0225 stacy@cuasa.com Jef Anderson 435-896-7999 jef@cuasa.com

Completed: Record number of paraglider pilots and hang glider pilots. We had some great participation in the thermaling clinic and those who were there to increase their skills were richly rewarded.

Red Rocks Fall Fly In

Sept 28-October 3 2015; 
Enjoy the vibrant fall colors and beautiful mountains and flying activities for all levels and interests. Thermaling Clinics with Ken Hudonjorgensen, ridge soaring task competition, morning sledders, distance challenges, maneuvers clinics with Brad Gunnuscio. Low pressure, fun-flying activities to give everyone a chance to mingle and enjoy flying from Central Utah's many world class flying sites.
Come for all or come for whatever part you can fit into your schedule. This is our third year hosting the premier fall flying event and hoping it will be bigger and better than ever.
Red Rocks full week package: $60.00 includes weekly CUASA membership, hardware burger, Shake at Bullies Drive in and Breakfast at The Little wonder Cafe, the coveted Red Rocks t-shirt, and lots of good flying friends and information to make your flying safe, fun and informed. Please bring a vehicle or plan on $10.00 to go to the driver each time you go up the mountain. Thermaling Clinic, Maneuvers clinic and Towing extra .$15:00 per day if you don't want the full week package.
Red Rock's headquarters will be at the Quality Center 640 South Main Richfield Utah. We will meet there daily at 7:00AM. 12 noon and 3:00 PM to analyze weather and make a plan for the best morning mid-day and evening flying.(We will also meet there at 8:00 PM on Sunday Sept 27th for those who want to get registration paperwork taken care of for the ultimate sledder from Monroe Peak early Monday morning.
Hang Gliders are welcome. Last year we had 71 pilots total and 6 of them were Hang Gliders. This year we would love to have a higher percentage of our fixed wing brothers join us.

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2014

Completed -Epic night on the 23rd this year. There were some great flights both in the morning and the evening for all three days.
Pioneer Days Fly In:
July 23-25; Spend three days with us in Central Utah, soaring Cove Mountain and flying in together at sunset, enjoying hamburgers at the park as we watch the fireworks. The 6000-foot butter smooth morning sledder from Monroe Peak, then the pancake breakfast at the park and the parade. The Pioneer Days Fly In combines flying from world class sites, with a hometown celebration. Fun for the whole family.
Pioneer days $50.00 includes CUASA membership pancake breakfast, hamburgers and chips at the park and t-shirt. Please bring a vehicle or plan on $10.00 to go to the driver each time you to up the mountain. For more information contact Stacy Whitmore 435-979-0225 stacy@cuasa.com Jef Anderson 435-896-7999 jef@cuasa.com

Completed -Most epic Red Rocks Fly-in ever. Had over 70 pilots and amazing flying. The fall colors were not quite as good as last year but they were still well enjoyed.
Red Rocks Fall Fly In: Sept 29-October 4; Fall colors and beautiful mountains and flying activities for all levels and interests. Thermaling Clinics, spot landing contest, ridge soaring task competition, morning sledders, distance challenges, maneuvers clinics. Low pressure, fun-flying activities to give everyone a chance to mingle and enjoy flying from Central Utah's many world class flying sites.
Red Rocks $60.00 includes CUASA membership, hardware burger, Breakfast at Ideal Dairy, and a t-shirt. Please bring a vehicle or plan on $10.00 to go to the driver each time you go up the mountain. For more information contact:
Stacy Whitmore 435-979-0225 stacy@cuasa.com
Jef Anderson 435-896-7999 jef@cuasa.com
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2012

Completed -Thanks for support of this years events Pioneer days 25 participants Parabus adventure. Strong Cross Country day on the 25 th , 3 pilots retrieved in the next county.
July 23-25th
  Pioneer day fly in - We have a three day event planned for this year - join us for all or part, whatever fits into your schedule. Monday July 23rd is registration and flying Monroe Peak or Cove Mountain in the evening whichever is looking to be the best flying. Tuesday Morning the Monroe peak 6000 ft sledder is sceduled with optional stops at all five landing and relaunch stations for a chance to join the Monroe Cascade club. Then the Pancake breakfast at Monroe Park which precedes the parade. Thermaling Tuesday afternoon is an option for the hard core pilots. Tuesday evening is the traditional Cove Mountain launch and soar until sunset then we head out together and land near the Middle School have hamburgers and drinks and join the in the pioneer day celebration watching the fireworks.Wednesday morning we head up to Mt. Edna. one of the most beautiful high mountain launches in the nation. Alpine scenery. 360 degree launch at 11,700 ft Utah's highest, and an experience not to be missed.

Completed - A big shout out to Stacy and Judy Whitmore for their efforts on this one. Successfully completed qualifying rounds for Hang Gliding, Paragliding, and Speed wing divisions.
First EVER Spot Landing Nationals - Sept 26-28
Hang Gliders and Paragliders invited to compete in the first ever USHPA sanctioned National Spot Landing Competition. We have had very positive feedback on the sand target we will be using that has been set up on the South Side. There will be a center target and circles at 7.5 feet 15 feet and 30 feet to help competitors zero in on the center. In order to encourage safe landings, pilots must land on  their feet and if the judges determine that extreme maneuvers or unsafe glider control was used, the competitor will be scored a 360 for that round (which is the number on inches in 30 feet) the same score that they would get if they missed the target. There is a complete set of rules at http://www.ushpa.aero/compcalendar.asp click on the Manuals and Comp Forms tab and it is the first one that comes up.


Completed - 52 participants - support from the hang gliding community. The broken glass off � Thanks to Ken Hudonjorgensen for the Thermal Clinics.
September 30- October 5

Utah, Open-distance XC mentoring Encampment. (10 mentors 20 mentees) if you want to learn to fly XC this is the one sign up early. daily classes by Ken Hudonjorgenson and flying from Monroe Peak, Jupiter, Inspo, or Mt. Edna. Whichever the weather says will give us the best flights.

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2011

COMPLETED- Totally awesome; 80 pilots.
July 23rd
Pioneer Day fly-in gives a spectacular opportunity for pilots that don't mind some admiring crowds gathered for fireworks, cowboy poetry, and concert. Bring your family and enjoy the majestic Cove mountain and mingle with the competition pilots gathered for Nationals the day before the competition starts. Membership in CUASA is required as well as current USHPA membership.

Other than the Pioneer day fly-in, our focus this year is exclusively on preparation for the 2011 US Foot Launch Nationals Paragliding Chamionships. Any volunteer help will be greatly appreciated and sponsorship oportunities are still available.

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2010
Completed - EPIC
July 23rd and 24th

Mt. Edna and the Cove pioneer days fly in. We will take an expedition up to Mt. Edna on the 23rd (if you want to go cross country bring your own recovery vehicle and driver), if you just want to get some great thermaling and land at the LZ we will provide transportation. this is your chance to fly Utah's highest drive up launch. Then we will fly over the pioneer day fireworks crowd on the 24h. It is our year to have perfect weather because, historically we have it every other year and last year we got rained out.

Completed
Aug 26,27,28:
Central Utah Thermal & xc clinic with Stacy Whitmore and Ken Hudonjorgensen.

Sept 17-19
Inter mountain League meet. details forthcoming. Because of changes in the National Forest requirement for site insurance we had to become a USHPA chapter this year, so you will need to join CUASA (Central Utah Air Sports Association) $35.00 yearly, $25.00 temporary (up to 1 week) and sign the cuasa waiver.

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2009
Completed
April 25th
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Black Crook Peak. About one hour west of Santaquin. 9200 feet MSL probably a two hour hike. We are looking to find a themal launch with those west desert generators that is more mellow than Frisco Peak but can still get you up there - even in April. 9257 MSL, GPS 39 59'24"N. 112 32'38.1"W.

Completed
June 26th and 27th
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Mt. Abajo near Montecello. 11,300 feet MSL, and this one is a drive up! OH YEAH !!! The Hang Gliding community is invited on this one, and one can only ask oneself "Why has nobody flown this before and if they have Who? and When? and why the big secret? 13358 MSL, GPS 37 50'22"N. 109 21'44.4W.

Rained Out
July 24th
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The Pioneer Day flying exhibition in conjunciton with the Monroe Pioneer day celebration. Last year we had 8 gliders soaring cove mountain. We sychronized our departure for the LZ. and delighted the fireworks crowd before landing in a field nearby. Many said the gliders were cooler than the fireworks. We would love to have some hang gliders join us this year also any tandem pilots looking for a great place to give a special person an awsome flight. You are all invited. Come and help us really put on a display.

Awesome
July 25th -
Mt Edna. Stay over after the pioneer day festivities and fly Utah's highest drive up launch at 11,730 feet. My European friends tell me this launch is like having the Alps in America."

August 14th and 15th -
Mt Ellen. Not really near anything, but we get off the paved road in Hanksville. The highest of the three major peaks of the Henry mountains ( the last mountain range in the lower 48 to be surveyed) at 11, 500 feet and multiple launch directions this one looks to be a memorable and rewarding expedition. It will require about an hour long hike in, 1000 feet vert and about 2 miles. 11508 MSL. GPS 38 06'48.3"N 110 48'48.3 W.

August 27th - 29th Central Utah Cross-Country and Thermal clinic With Stacy Whitmore and Ken Hudonjorgenson. Here is your chance to go long. If you need a thermal clinic, this is it, and if you want to use your thermaling skill to go for distance, here is your chance.

Completed
September 18th and 19th
-Mt. Tukuhnikivatz. This is the one we have all been waiting for. Near Moab. This one could break the record held by Alunite Peak for Utah's highest launch. (With a great deal of luck and some thermal help one could fly just over 20 miles and break the record held by Mt. Ibepah for Utah's biggest vert as well) 12497 MSL, GPS 38 26'22"N 109 15'36.2 It would be awesome to have a good sized group on this historic expedition.

Look for more information on 09' clinics and workshops later. For more specific information contact Stacy Whitmore at 1-435-896-1839 or better yet, e-mail Stacy Whitmore.

Completed:
Central Utah Snow Clinic
Exploring Safety and Fun while launching in the snow. Enjoy some spectacular winter beauty that only Utah can offer (and sometimes Colorado - but that is beside the point), and how to fly warm in cold air.
February 26th - 28th, 2009 (Thursday - Saturday)
Richfield, Utah

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2008
Also, take a minute to read the 'Reflections of Summer 2008' to get some of the highlights and a recap of the amazingness.

Completed:
Mountain Flying/ Pioneering Clinic
July 18th and 19th, 2008 (Friday and Saturday)
Richfield, Utah

Boy, what an awesome clinic. Several pilots hit cloud base or close. We had amazing weather and some new members of the "Cove Club" were inducted. Only a handful of pilots have launched from cove and climbed to the peak.
For a 2008 gallery, click here.
For a gallery of 2007, click here.

Completed:
Thermaling clinic 2008
August 28th, 29th, and 30th
A special thanks to everyone who helped with the 08' Central Utah Thermaling Clinic - especially Ken Hudonjorgensen
Here are a few pictures during the clinic:


Stacy and Neil soaring the face of Cove.

Ken doing some kiting instruction on Monroe.

A sunset glass off after flying Cove.

Ken modeling the LZ of Mt. Edna after a nice flight.

Dang that is pretty. Great job conquering Cove Neil.


Chris is doing a picture perfect launch off of Mt. Edna.

  to see larger images go to
gallery 2008
 

Where did we go for the Clinics in 2008?


Site Name Vert Access Comments
Venice
(6500 ASL)
1200 Hike of 400 ft vert. to summit P-2 Launch in all directions. A true 360 degree launch. Soarable in at least 5 wind directions. Great LZ's and a fun place to do a distance gliding competition.
Parker
(8500 ASL)
1600 Two wheel drive P-2 Launch to the west. Soarable with great cross-country potential as the Parker ridge rins for 25 uninterupted miles.
Hancock
(9200 ASL)
1700 Two wheel drive almost to top. P-2 Launch with cross country potential. A straight shot to the Fish Lake High Top Plateau - the second highest mountain range in Utah.
Cove
(8800 ASL)
3300 Two wheel drive P-3 Launch. See August 2006 issue of USHPA magazine for article. North, West, and South launches. Ridge soarable up to 11000 ASL - cross country potential. Utah's ultimate all-purpose flying site. This site rocks.
Edna
(11,730 ASL)
5600 Two wheel drive (mostly) P-3 Launch. Utah's new Highest drive up launch and biggest vert. Unbelievable morning thermal action

Flying sites during Red Rocks:
Cove , (Richfield) Launch: 8731ft/2661m GPS 38 38'03”N 112 03'39”W LZ: 5360ft/1634m GPS 38 38'46.1”N 112 06'29.1”W The Ultimate Mountain Flying Site! 2WD drive-up, but high clearance site. South ,West, and North soarable faces. Wide open lay out area, and literally a mile wide LZ. (O.K. mile long, only a half mile wide). Opportunity to bench up over 3000 feet, just on ridge lift. Most summer evenings provide smooth ridge lift right up till sunset and then the glass off soar out to the LZ is a 20 minute hands off glide that is awesome. There is also huge XC potential; an excellent thermal generator. To the South is the Sevier Plateau; to the West is the Fish Lake High Top Plateau and to the North is the Wasatch Plateau. Meso-West weather station, and live feed camera on launch.

Monroe Peak , (Monroe) Launch: 11171ft/3405m GPS 38 32'29”N 112 04'24”W LZ: 5447ft/1691m GPS 38 35'20.0”N 112 08'01.9”W 2WD drive-up site. Very clean, easy SW facing Launch. Nearly 6000 ft. Vertical (The biggest vert of any drive up site in the continental US) 5 mile wide LZ. Awesome cross country potential with afternoon and evening thermals. P-2 Launch in the right conditions.( Host site of the 2011 R2G Red Rock Nationals)

Poverty Ridge , (Monroe) Launch 6880ft/2097m GPS 38 31'31”N 112 10'23”W LZ 6315ft/ 1925m GPS 38 31'54”N 112 10'13”W Very consistent north soaring ridge. The funnel between the Sevier and Piute valleys directs and concentrates the air flow, nice slope for launch and top landing. 2 wheel drive up with easy retrieve.

Hancock , (Koosherem Reservoir) Launch: 9359ft/2853m GPS 38 33'32”N 111 48'13”W LZ: 7000ft/2134m GPS 38 34'04.1”N 111 50'24.0”W Mostly 2WD drive-up (except the last 50 yards); West facing Launch. Excellent Thermal and cross-country site with a straight shot to the Fish Lake High Top Plateau.

Fish lake High Top , (Fish Lake) Launch: 11,500ft/3506m GPS 38 37'06.3”N 111 44'01”W LZ: 7000ft/2134m GPS use Hancock LZ 4WD drive-up site. West facing launch with a ten mile soarable ridge, in front of a nearly flat table top at 11,400 feet. Drive most of the way to launch.

Parker , (Koosherem) Launch: 8440ft/2573m GPS 38 24'57”N. 111 52'02”W LZ: 6781ft/2067m GPS 38 25'14.3N 111 53'58.0"W 2WD. Excellent first mountain flying site. Easy west facing launch. 30 miles of evening soarable ridge. Excellent afternoon thermal potential. (I caught my first thermal here as a P1 - it was pure luck. My instructor was on the radio saying, “just stay in that circle” and the truck starting to look like a hot-wheels model, the air getting cold - you go tta love this sport.)

Uranium Ridge , (Marysvale) Launch 6746ft/2056m GPS 38 29'28”N 112 12'54”W LZ 5835ft/ 1779m GPS 38 28'50”N 112 13'25”W. South soaring ridge, The funnel is from Piute into Sevier Valley 2 wheel drive up, quick turn around and a beautiful green meadow to land in. (Bring mosquito spray)

Mt Edna , (Marysvale) Launch: 11,730ft/3358m GPS 38 23'08.7”N 112 20'12.8”W LZ: 6100ft/1858m GPS 38 26'31.8”N 112 14'48.7”W 4WD drive-up site, true 360 degree launch. About a mile before top there is a closed gate > contact Stacy in advance! Morning thermal site. Beautiful high mountain meadow, easy lay out. Home of Mid Utah radio transmission tower the highest commercial radio tower in the world. (Yes, I said world). Utah's highest drive up launch, highest Hang-glider launch and highest tandem paraglider launch.

Gold Gulch , (Junction Launch) 8520ft/2597m GPS 38 21'32”N 112 15'46”W LZ 6370ft/ 1942m GPS 38 22'01”N 112 14'10”W It looks small compared to Deer Trail mountain next to it but with 2000 feet of vert.... North soaring launch or thermaling on a day when launching at a higher altitude would be ill advised. Fly up to Deer Trail over Mt. Edna and the sky is the limit.