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Harris Hill is located in south central New York State just south of Big Flats and west of Elmira. The site is approximately 750 feet in altitude over the valley which itself lies at aprox 780 ft ASL. The site faces NW favoring slightly a WNW wind. The launch is a steep slope launch, as are many in the area. The site is controled by the Free Spirit Fliers hang gliding club of Elmira and membership in this club is required to fly the site. Yearly dues are currently $30.

The HG launch is also located very near Harris Hill Glider Port (sail planes), which is also the location of the National Soaring Museum. Schwietzer Aircraft Company, one time maker of the well known sail planes is located in the valley to the north of Harris Hill.