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Old Nov 16, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Sarasota, FL Slope Soaring

Does anyone slope the landfill/park site in Sarasota?
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 09:09 PM
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Do you mean where the local r/c club flies?

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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:36 AM
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No,this is the site. Its a dormant landfill with paths and parking. Looks adequate for Weasels, Easy Gliders etc.




http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&vpsr...,0.019205&z=16
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Oh I know exactly where it is......the boat guys run in one of the ponds near by. I had wonder about sloping there last spring but there were construction going on. I do remember just around the corner from the library there was a sign that said no model gliders.

I will be in Sarasota at end of Jan. Love to get in touch and explore a bit.

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Old Apr 21, 2014, 11:34 AM
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So I drove by this the other day on my way down to Miami. Did anyone ever get any info as to whether this site was opened to slope?
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Didn't get up there this winter. West wind is the best for this site and it seems that doesn't occur very often.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 12:54 PM
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Is this a operational landfill or is it already closed?
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 01:41 PM
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Is this a operational landfill or is it already closed?
See post #3
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 01:45 PM
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Looks closed
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 01:48 PM
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See post #3
I was trying to do this on my phone. I'm at work.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 02:19 PM
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I was flying with the DLG guys at the Saratota sod farm a few weeks back. One of them said he flies slope at the landfill just east of I-75 near Fruitvale road. This appears to the the same place. I haven't been there in person, but from the freeway it looks like a feasible site.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 02:37 PM
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This s a good site for small DLG or slow 2m gliders. I've flown there the last 3-4 years. Never been chase out or told to leave.
Give it a try......I certainly enjoyed it.

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Old Apr 21, 2014, 07:17 PM
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Fantastic. So west wind is the best wind at this site or are there other sides to work?
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 09:46 PM
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I've flown on both ends as well. The southern end is not very wide but thermals from that side is better than the north end.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Fred,
does this mean we won't see you and Brian any more???? Tell me it's not so!
Mike
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