Kincaid Park “The Bluffs” (Anchorage)


looking west toward fire island


looking east toward Girdwood

Launch: 300’ MSL
LZ: 0’ MSL (top landing preferred!)
Vertical: 300’
Horizontal: 300’ to (1:1 Glide)

 

Site Description:

Kincaid Park is the closest ridge soaring site for Anchorage residents; unfortunately it’s right in the center of Anchorage International airspace (Class B). There are select pilots who are approved to request access from the airport when conditions are favorable for soaring.
If you want to fly there, call one of the pilots listed below to obtain clearance and receive a site orientation. Calling for permission is not just a courtesy, it’s a requirement from Anchorage International. If you don’t receive clearance and fly anyway, you’ll be arrested.

The Arctic Airwalkers works with the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Dept. to obtain a permit to fly within this municiple park. Permit stipulations within the permit must be closely followed. (Click here for a look at the permit) Coming Soon!

Works Best When:

South winds 8-15 mph from 170 to 230 degrees azimuth.

Requirements:

Strong high-wind launch and top landing skills. Clearance from Anchorage International and Anchorage Parks and Recreation. Flying is restricted to 300’ AGL to 600' MSL.

Potential Hazards:

If you sink out, land near the base of the hill and not out in the mud flats: it’s horribly filthy out there and quite dangerous to boot. Watch for old cars, washing machines, etc. at the base of the hill.

If you manage to top land, watch for the chain link fence and the signs posted warning of the “cliff".

Contacts (for mandatory site orientation):

First Name

Last Name

Home #

Work #

Cell #

Dave

Calkins

563-2453

440-4487

 

Jack Brown

345-7259

 

830-5833

Steve Crozier

441-7295

Bill

Ross

337-7587

441-5533

441-5533

Jake

Schlapfer

522-4359

267-1293

240-5420

This site description is by no means meant to be complete.  Contact a local pilot for a briefing before flying any site and fly within your USHGA rating limits.

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