Greens Peak is located about 180 miles Southeast of Flagstaff near Springerville and the Sunrise Ski Area. This tree and grass covered cinder cone rises 700' above alpine meadows and forests to create one of Arizona's most scenic slope soaring sites. (Greens Peaks is 10,133')
Greens Peak can be slope soared in WSW to ESW wind. Thermal activity can be very strong as well. You can launch from the top of the peak, anywhere along the road, or even from the bottom. Since the top is covered with tall trees, most landings are usually slightly downhill and crosswind... but all that soft grass softens most mistakes.
When is is really blowing on top be careful not to get blown over the top or around the sides of the cinder cone. The more vertical winds (best lift) is out in front.
Driving Directions from Flagstaff (about 180 miles):
The Albuquerque Soaring Association has a Spring, Summer, and Fall fun fly at Greens Peak. Some of their members fly huge scale gliders at these events. Check the ASA website for current dates.
Flagstaff Flyers Radio Control Airplane Club • PO Box 31251 • Flagstaff, Arizona 86003
Charter member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and District X, Charter Number 2456
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