Wings of Rogallo administers and regulates 3 excellent flying sites
in the southern and eastern portions of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The sensitivity of our relationships with landowners plus the large
number of Bay Area and visiting pilots requires us to have comparatively
extensive regulation. Most rules are based on common sense, but
it's important to read and understand the site procedures for a
given site before attempting to aviate there. Site procedures
are available on this web site on the documents
WOR helmet stickers are required to fly at all the sites, except
for sponsored visitors at Mission Peak. Stickers can be obtained
at Mission Soaring Center or from the WOR
Membership Services Director. (E-mail for more information.)
is required to obtain a sticker.
Ed Levin Park
is in many ways the "signature" site for the Wings of Rogallo.
It is an excellent site for advancing pilots of hang gliders and
paragliders, with launches at 40, 50, 150, 300, 600, and 1750
feet AGL. It Also features a large, grassy LZ within a 3 to 1
glide of all launches. Ed Levin is operated with the cooperation
of the Santa Clara County Parks District.
Mission Ridge is
a favorite of advanced rated hang glider and paraglider pilots.
The advanced rating is required due to the small LZ, with a challenging
approach. Mission is a site of historical significance; From Mission
Peak, Dave Kilborne became the first pilot to foot-launch and
soar a hang-glider in 1972. Mission Peak is operated with the
cooperation of the East Bay Regional Park District.
Mount Diablo is
the starting point for many XC flights to the east. The site record
is 156 miles flown by Kevin Dutt. Mount Diablo is a technically
challenging and demanding flying site, requires an advanced rating
and is operated with the cooperation of the Mount Diablo State
The club additionally has been working hard to open new sites.
The efforts to work with:
- the Santa Clara Park Department may lead
to access to flying in Coyote
- the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District may lead to access to flying at Mnt Umunhum.
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