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#1 ahofer

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:10 PM

I flew here today (see maps link below). The driveway (from Federal City Road) traces the highest elevation through a wide open field, so the wind is decent down at the ground and doesn't seem to swirl much. I had a good day there with my Zen in 1-3 mph (with occasional 0).

There's also a nice big flag visible to the flying area.

I've been casing the local parks and this is the best so far. Battlefield and Rockingham actually set below the trees, so ground-level is dodgy. I haven't tried Mercer Park, but I've heard the same.



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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:12 PM

Sorry, URL truncated. Try this:

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:58 AM

I flew there again yesterday for a little while. The wind was out of the North, and was very strong along the ground, no random gusts. There were only a few people in the park, mostly kayakers, joggers and fishermen.

Here's a better map with the right entrance marked (Federal City Road). The land over to the South of Blackwell Road has become park as well (it used to be AT&T's, if I'm not mistaken). I see a huge field there, which might be worth checking out.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:23 PM

Some pictures here:


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#5 ahofer

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:42 AM

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#7 ahofer

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:44 PM

So I went out there today for a few hours while my son was at a Birthday party in Pennington. There was a HUGE boy/cub/webelo scout camp-out all over the lawn. That's the largest crowd of kids wanting to try a rev I have ever encountered. Unfortunately, the wind was kind of light making for challenging beginner conditions.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:07 AM

A few pics from last weekend:

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:56 AM

There are some great open park spaces back there. I grew up in Montgomery, school in Pennington. Cycled all over the area and found many a park. Wish I still lived back there, the winds and terrain out here have been terrible of late!
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

Looks like a nice park! How is the tree situation there? Does it cause any nasty swirl or is there enough open space for that not to be an issue?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Looks like a nice park! How is the tree situation there? Does it cause any nasty swirl or is there enough open space for that not to be an issue?


Lots of open space on either side of the access road, which also happens to be the high point. I've always been able to fly there.
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