Site Safety Plans

Safety Plans Disclaimer:

You are the pilot in command. Your safety is your responsibility. These safety guides are developed by non-professional volunteers to the best of their abilities and they could be wrong. These guides do not relieve you of the ultimate responsibility to learn how to access flying conditions and determine for yourself if conditions are safe for you
to fly. If you need help developing site assessment skills, seek the assistance of professional guides and instructors.


Inspo

Winds:

  1. Max recommended wind on launch: 9 mph
  2. Safe wind directions: 220 - 300 Degrees

Known Hazards:

  1. There are multiple power lines that may be an issue.  Immediately before the cemetery, there are high tension lines that need to be crossed with sufficient altitude ( generally not an issue, but important to be aware).  At the school LZ, there are power lines immediately to the east of the LZ.  Before landing at the school, it is recommended to visit the school LZ to see the power lines.
  2. Trees surrounding LZs.  At the church LZ, these are easy to navigate around, since the LZ is quite large.  The school LZ is much smaller, and trees on the north and south side need to be considered when setting up for a landing.
  3. Dust devils on launch.  These are fairly rare, but do occur from time to time.  Whenever you see one, yell ‘dusty’, and alert other pilots.  Jump on any wing that is laid out.
  4. Spectators are often at launch.  Make sure to set up far enough away from spectators, so as not to get blown back into them, due to high wind launch, or a botched launch.

Site sensitivities:

  1. Use LZ 1 (the elementary school LZ) on weekends, or after school is out. DO NOT use during school hours
  2. Use LZ 2 on any day but Sunday. Respect the local church by not landing there on Sundays.
  3. Use LZ 3 (horse pasture) only in an emergency.  Make sure to land far away from horses or any livestock so as not to startle them.  Exit immediately upon landing. No folding on the property.

Jupiter

 

Winds:

  1. Max recommended wind on Launch: 10 mph
  2. Safe wind directions: 140-230 degrees

Known Hazards:

  1. Strong Cycles at times.
  2. Prone to rapid over-development
  3. Steep launch, high altitude launch

Site sensitivities:

  1. The Launch is very close the Park City Resort’s property, please be respectful of that.

The Y

Winds:

  1. Max recommended wind on launch 9 mph
  2. Safe wind directions 225 to 315 degrees

Known Hazards:

  1. High Tension Power lines between launch and primary LZ
  2. Tall trees and Power Lines bisecting and surrounding primary LZ
  3. Primary LZ slopes down into the usual wind direction
  4. The launch is very steep
  5. High winds aloft are common

Site sensitivities:

  1. Get off of the primary LZ as quickly as possible and fold gliders on the lawn of the church across the street.