Morning Session Utah
The Southside is known for its early morning southerly winds. The ridge is 300′ high and clear of any obstacles. It accommodates students who want to practice kiting, slope launches, high-wind launches, and flying.
If conditions permit, groups can venture over to the Inspiration Point (Inspo). It’s a quick drive from the Southside to the top of launch and offers thermalling opportunities.
Meet in the top parking lot near the bathrooms (Southside launch)
Address: 121100 N East, N Frontage Road, Draper, UT 84020
Pilot introductions and flight experience. Site intro. Safety briefing. Gear check. Frequency setup. Sign waivers.
Determine the weather outlook for the morning and the day. All activities on the ground and in the air are dependent on the wind speed and direction.
Practice kiting in the lee of the wind before launching. Practice planning for the “compression zone” and “wing wake” from pilots in the air.
Club rules allow for 15-mintue blocks of airtime. Share the air. Launch and land out. Rinse and repeat. Dial back flying at after 10:00am as afternoon conditions set in.