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Glenaknockaun Slope, The Gap, Knockmealdown Mountains,
Clogheen - Cappoquin Road, Co. Waterford - SE, S, SW to W facing slope

          

This one is in the Knockmealdown Mountains (SE of Galtee Mountains), where Ralf Klee found this very nice soaring location and sent me the details. The GPS coordinates are 52 13.000'N, 7 54.719'W. The following description is from Ralf.

Description: Access from the R668 road going from Clogheen to Cappoquin. Follow the road up the hills, through a hairpin and alongside the mountain slope ("The Vee"). After about 5 kilometers, the road splits: turn left. After another kilometer, park your car by the road; there is a little stony path leading up the slope that you can follow on foot. It's roughly a 15 minute walk until you have sufficient altitude for launching your plane. Further up, there is plenty of heather for smooth landings, but beware of little rocks in between! Landing might be easier on the flat land in front of the slope for bigger models. The actual launch and landing points may vary a bit...
I've successfully flown F3B and F3K models on this beautiful slope.
Suitable for practically any wind direction, but SE to W is best. For E to NE winds, which are rare enough, you might wish to choose a different path from the northern side of the mountain.

We also made a movie that day, you can find in here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoAZ0IopyDo.
I've done a second movie, flying on a day with more and very variable wind, difficult to actually land anywhere. See
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2M1ieCPBRI.

Ralf

 Please email me your info about where you fly, so I can include it.    n o r m _ f l y e r @ y a h o o . c o . u k