Trying to find local flying sites

May 17th and the Norwegian Constitution Day today. Parades, celebrations, and lots of food.

Picture from Høvik today.

Flying hang gliders and living in the Oslo area  normally include a few hours of driving in the summer. Therefore Olaf T. has been exploring Bærum to find local flying sites. Most potential sites have probably been view or tried so it is more a question of revisiting and evaluting the potential again, but maybe also finding a new sites as well. Yesterday I joined Olaf to visit a potential site in Lommedalen. We first had a look at a potential intermediate training hill from a slalom slope (wind direction NE, about 120 metres, large LZ) before walking up to the potential launch. The view from the launch is spectacular, but the launch itself looked pretty challenging.  In addition, it is potential problems from rotors from a number is sources. On the other hand, the LZ is nice big field. The launch is facing SE and altitude is about 220 metres. It is a 15 min walk to the launch from the road so some carrying is required. The launch provides about 400 metres of ridge that should be soarable. All in all, a pretty marginal site with a difficult launch. Still, it may be worth trying out for pilots more eager to fly than to drive.

Nice view, but a challenging launch.

More pictures HERE.

2 Responses to “Trying to find local flying sites”

  1. Morten says:

    Senest i fjor eller forfjor hentet ambulansehelikopteret en pg-pilot ned fra starten dere ser på her. Stod selv på verandaen på Bærums Verk og bivånet det hele. Så vidt jeg forstod av artikkelen Budstikka skrev om hendelsen hadde piloten en dårlig start….

  2. Morten says:

    Senest i fjor eller forfjor hentet ambulansehelikopteret en pg-pilot ned fra starten dere ser på her. Stod selv på verandaen på Bærums Verk og bivånet det hele. Så vidt jeg forstod av artikkelen Budstikka skrev om hendelsen hadde piloten en dårlig start….

    For øvrig – i 1988 fløy vi oppvisning i slalombakken dere også så på. Fungerte utmerket, både starten og landingen.