Flying Sites

We fly at a number of sites around the Puget Sound. In the winter we have monthly club meetings at the Kirkland Middle School. Check out this informational video about our flying sites:

60 Acres Park (North and South), Redmond WA

14900 NE 116th St Redmond,WA 98052

Description:

Location 60-Acres Park South, Redmond, Washington (~14900 NE 116th St). From Interstate 405 (I-405) take the 124th Street (not Avenue) NE exit at the Totem Lake Shopping Center near Kirkland, north of Bellevue. Proceed east on 124th to Willows Road NE (about 1 mile) and make a left at NE 116th St. NE 116th will take you between 60 Acres North (on the left) and South (On the right.) The parking area for 60 Acres South is the SECOND parking lot on the right after you cross the bridge. See Map (Also: Google Map shows some more details, and zoom)

Before you head out, check the out what's going on and the weather at 60-Acres with this link!

See the top of the page for an orientation video.

Carnation Farm, Carnation WA

28785 NE Carnation Farm Rd Carnation, WA 98014

Description:

Carnation Farm is SASS' summer home!  Acres of flying area for Sailplanes only!  SASS membership is required and property is protected by a locked gate.  Complete your membership package to receive gate codes.  AMA and SASS safety rules are strictly enforced.

See the top of the page for an orientation video.

Notes on RV Camping:

There will be no RV parking by the Cattery, all RV Camping will be in the designated areas marked on the maps.  Vehicles over 19ft are restricted from driving across the field and will need to park close to the road, See map.

Camping Policy - please read.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION          Map to the field

Web camera shots of the field     Current weather at Carnation Farm

Kirkland Middle School

Starting Sept. 15, 2016-2017 winter meetings are held at 7pm on Thursdays

Seattle Area Soaring Society Calendar. Last Update Sun Mar 19 10:30:29 2017
DayDateEvent TypeSigEventLocationContact PersonStart Time
Thr20. April 2017MeetingSASSClub Meeting Kirkland Middle School Board 07:00:00 PM
Thr20. April 2017MeetingSASSSpeaker: Paul Measel - batteries Kirkland Middle School Board 07:00:00 PM

430 18th Avenue, Kirkland, WA, Room 231

Click here for a map!

Take the NE 85 st Exit in Kirkland off 405.

Turn right at 6th st

The road will curve to the left after about 10 blocks.

As the road begins to straighten again take a right turn on 5th Pl

Turn Left on 18th.

The school parking lot is on the right.

Discovery Park (Seattle)

4400 W Emerson St. Seattle WA 98199

Description:

Classic Seattle sloping at its beautiful/stormy best!

Here's a Google map of where we fly.  Its where the sand cliff drops off to a bit of a slope....
Map

and here are the places to look for winds.  You'll want a south to southwest... or even westerly...

This ferry report is pretty useful, but be sure to check when it was last updated:

http://i90.atmos.washington.edu/ferry/Ferryjs/mainframe1.htm

This weather station is right on the tip of the park, down by the lighthouse, so its usually pretty good as well:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=wpow1

Eagle Butte


 

15100 South Grandview Lane Kennewick WA 98239


 

Description:

Located near Richland in Eastern Washington, Eagle Butte is one of the premier slope sites in the state. Richland is reached from Seattle by driving east on Interstate 90 past Ellensburg, then exiting on I-82 to Yakima and on to Richland. It's about a 3.5 hour drive.

You must join the Mid-Columbia Soarers Link Broken - can anybody help?to fly at Eagle Butte.


Map

Contour Map


 

Ebey's Landing

499 S Ebey Rd Coupeville WA 98239

Description:

Ebey's Landing

Fort Ebey

Coupeville WA

Description:

Slope site located on Whidbey Island, takes SW to NW winds.

Kiona Butte

1 N McBee Rd
Benton City
WA 99320

 

Description:

Kiona is a premier slope site in Eastern Washington near the Tri-Cities Area.  With scrub grass and tumble weed for landing areas and a commanding view of the Yakima River Valley, this site is not to be missed!  Kiona takes a generally northerly wind... but if its blowing from the south, Kiona's sister slope Eagle Butte takes a southerly, and its only a few miles away!

Map

Also nearby is a DS site for Southerlies called Chandler Butte (see map).

Magnuson Park

7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle WA 98115

Description:

Magnuson Park, the former Sand Point Naval Air Station, is located on Lake Washington in Northeast Seattle.

Directions are available here:  http://www.seattle.gov/parks/magnuson/directions.htm

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...05627,0.009484

We are flying on fields 10, and 11.  A Map of the park with the fields is available http://www.seattle.gov/parks/magnuson/maps.htm

The fields may be reached either through parking lot W6, or though a gate on Sports Field Drive.  Note that there is NO PARKING On Sports Field drive.

To get to lot W6, enter at the main gate, at NE 74th St.  Cross 62nd Av NE.  The lot will be on the right, and the field is on the South side of the lot.

To get to Sports Field Drive, enter at the main gate, turn right on 62nd Av NE.  Go south past the Magnuson Community Center, then left into the driveway.  Go through the parking lot and turn right on Sports Field Drive.  The gate is about a block South.   There is no parking on Sports Field Drive, but limited parking is available in the lot behind the Community Center.

Museum of Flight (Seattle)

9404 East Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108


 

Description:

http://www.museumuseum_of_flightflight.org/visit


 

60 Acres Park
Carnation Farm

Kirkland Middle School
Discovery Park

Eagle Butte
Ebey's Landing
Fort Ebey
Kiona Butte
Magnuson Park
Museum Of Flight