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Bee Hill

Student flying at Bee Hill in Kerhonkson, NY
MSL ???
AGL 175
Glide to LZ 1:1
Rating/Skills H1/P1
Wind Directions SE, SSE ,S, SSW
Season Year round
Restrictions Only Students with an Instructor from Mountain Wings may fly this site. This is active farmland, and training is scheduled around haying.
Site Type Private
Fees Day Pass N/A

Yearly N/A

Contact Greg Black
Links Mountain Wings
Location not to be published.

Overview

This hill is used for training students how to make turns and setup approaches prior to their first mountain flight.

History

This site has been used on and off since the 1970s. It got it's name from the farmers Bee Hives that used to be located at the top of the hill.

Geography/Meteorology

This hill is a knob along the ridge that defines the north side of the Roundout river valley. Only about one day in ten has winds in the right direction. However when the wind is from the south, thermals tend to wick up this hill. A few paragliders pilots, and one hang glider pilot have climbed out and gone cross country.

School

This site is only open to students and instructors for Mountain Wings. This is private property and trespassers will be prosecuted.

Site Records

Flex wing Distance/Duration - 12 miles to Ellenville Airport

Rigid wing Distance/Duration - N/A