Flying Site Information
All Mountaineer sites are in the
Cumberland, Maryland area, except as
High Point (W-N) H3/P3, Wind speed 0 - 15 mph (pg) 0 - 20 mph (hg). The High Point Site Guide is available at High Point Site Guide.
Zirk's (NW) H2/P2 with observer, Wind speed 0 - 15 mph (pg) 0 - 20 mph (hg). The Zirks Site Guide is available at Zirks Site Guide.
Canaan Valley State Park (SW) H2/P2 with observer, Wind speed 0 - 15 mph (pg) The Canaan Valley State Park Site Guide with waivver and Site Plan is available at Canaan Valley Resort State Park info.
*Club membership is
required to fly High Point and is required
after the first flight at Zirks.
All pilots flying
current USHPA members.
Protocol for sites: All sites require
waivers. See our
Site Waivers page for more info. Also
please contact the club members for a site introduction if you want
to fly them.
Closed Flying Sites
Spruce Knob (SE) Closed, Vegetation surrounding the launch site continues to grow and is now beginning to obstruct launching. Spruce Knob rests in a National Recreation area that permits any type of recreational activity. However, because the Monongahela National Forest master plan prohibits clearing of the Red Spruce trees that surround the site, the MHGA can no longer continue to keep the site free of obstacles to launch.
North Fork Mountain (NW) Closed, The launch ramp has fallen into disrepair and can no longer be considered safe for launching.
Pinnacles (SE) Closed, The the site is overgrown with vegetation and can no longer be considered safe for launching.
Fair Grounds (SW) Closed, The the site is overgrown with vegetation and can no longer be considered safe for launching.
Canaan Valley, Bald Knob (NNW) Closed, The the site is closed because the Canaan Valley State Park took possession of the landing zone and installed a skeet shooting range. The site can no longer be considered safe for landing.
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