Plymouth

Plymouth – Peaked Cliff

  • Flight Type: Coastal Ridge Soaring
  • Best time to fly: Year Round
  • USHPA Rating Requirements: H3/P3 – USHPA and NEPHC membership mandatory.
  • H2/P2 pilots must participate in the Club Mentoring Program to fly.
  • Launch – Cliff launch facing East-Northeast Elevation.
  • Elevation : 75ft (27m)
  • Landing Zone: Beach area near the South staircase. Top-landing at launch is possible for PGs.
  • Airspace: This site has no airspace restrictions. Occasional low flying aircraft in the area.
  • Hazards: Rotors, venturi, wind gradients, and ocean surf.
  • Vehicle Access: NONE AND DON’T EVEN THINK OF IT!! Hike to launch only!

Rules and Regulations:

  • DO NOT WALK OR CLIMB ON THE DUNES.
  • DO NOT LAND AT THE GOLF COURSE.
  • RESPECT LANDOWNER NO-FLY ZONE (Do not fly over house directly left of launch. See image on this page.)
  • Land only on the beach or top landing. Do not attempt first top landings unless benign ENE conditions.
  • Access to/from the beach is via stairs SOUTH OF LAUNCH.   Do not climb the dunes.

Directions and parking:

  • Contact your NEPHC Mentor for approved parking location and hiking directions to launch.
  • First-time pilots must get a site intro.