Glenaknockaun Slope, The Gap, Knockmealdown
Co. Waterford - SE, S, SW to W
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:
I've done a second movie, flying on a day with more and very variable
wind, difficult to actually land anywhere. See
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