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2015 Windy Ridge Aerotow Hammondsport, NY

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  • 2015 Windy Ridge Aerotow Hammondsport, NY

    Hello, Make your plans to attend the Aerotow in Hammondsport, NY, Three great days of flying near the Curtiss mueseum and the National Soaring Mueseum at Harris Hill. Flying days 10/16, 10/17, and 10/18. See attached flyer.
    Steve K
    Last edited by stevekremer; 08-06-2015, 01:49 AM. Reason: New flyer showing camping open on Thursday

  • #2
    Updated 9/5/2015

    We want to welcome you to our event October 16-18. Your largest tugs and gliders are no problem for our field as the full scale gliders from Harris Hill land here on occasion when they run out of lift and can't make it back to the hill. Click image for larger version

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    We have enough room/runways to setup multiple flight lines if you need it w/ a 3,000' E-W runway (Main) and an 1,100' N-S runway (Club Location)
    No worries about bungie/winch interference w/ aerotow operations. Let us know if you would like more than one flight line. Click image for larger version

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    We have a solar charging station for electrics w/ a 3,000 watt inverter for AC power as well as gensets if needed.

    Our Location:

    Intersection of Alderman and Ridge Roads in Hammondsport, NY, Map and more pictures here:

    Where to Stay:

    At the field: We have acres of room for camping, easy access and level. No hookups, port-o-let provided.

    Hammondsport: Home of the Glenn Curtis Museum about five miles away, Bath is another eight miles, see the flyer for accommodations.

    Where to Eat:

    The club will provide a breakfast and lunch concession at the field for your convenience. For those of you that want to keep flying we'll also have an evening family style meal at the field.

    There are several good restaurants in Hammondsport to choose from with a wider selection in Bath.

    The event can be found here:

    Please register if you plan on attending and indicate your interest in the t-shirt.

    Appreciate your support, welcome your comments, suggestions, any special needs just let us know.

    Jim Smith, President, Windy Ridge RC Flyers
    Last edited by jjreds; 10-05-2015, 12:57 PM.


    • #3
      Best of luck guys, I cannot make it (committed to a "Bike Virginia" Bicycle ride with Wife and friends) BUT, if it falls through, i might make the trip


      • #4
        Thanks Dave. Enjoy the bike ride, but, if something changes, it would be great to see you.


        • #5
          Hey guys, we had a great time aero towing at Windy Ridge yesterday, spent the whole afternoon there. Weather was spectacular and all of the club members were very excited to see the big gliders and tow plane we had. They're all really looking forward to seeing everyone next month! This is a great field, you're going to love flying here.

          This was also the first time with cameras on the gliders, enjoy the videos!



          • #6
            As Kevin said and posted videos, it was great flying at windy ridge! Porter #1 performed perfecty. Looking forward to October. Plan on attending.

            Steve K


            • #7
              Hi Steve,

              Looking forward to the event, after spending a beautiful 3 1/2 days in Northern Vermont, the scenery in NY a few weeks later should be spectacular.

              The venue looks nice, should be a lot of fun!!!!
              Len Buffinton
              Team Horizon Hobby


              • Xroadie
                Xroadie commented
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                It is beautiful there...I visited the Glenn Curtis Museum there once on the way to one of the Elmira Aerotows.

            • #8
              Thanks Len. Should be a great event. Cant wait to see everyone.

              Steve K


              • #9
                Hotel booked. Check over the gliders tomorrow. Looking forward to trip. See you all soon.


                • #10
                  My other plans just got cancelled that weekend, so now I think I can make it!!! ...whoo hoo...probably do the camping again...and combine 2 favorite things. Looking forward to seeing everyone again and learning the ropes...I left Vermont with the worst landing ever on last can only get better! lol



                  • #11
                    That is great Matt, that you can make it, not about your landing. See you at the field

                    Steve K


                    • #12
                      The Windy Ridge club is making final preperations. Let us know if you are planning to attend. We are ready to fix Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Just need to know how many are planning to attend. Also need to know if you are planning to camp. Looking forward to a great event. Thanks


                      • #13
                        I'm not going to be able to make the event. Wife and I are on a road trip to Chicago to visit my daughter. However I'm am trying to time the return drive to swing through the area so maybe (crossed fingers) I can pop in for a bit at least with camera in tow and snag a few shots for you guys. Have to wait and see how things time out.

                        Otherwise have a great event Steve. I'll be watching posts.



                        • #14
                          I was checking out the site on Google maps last night and it looks like a beautiful location.

                          We'll be arriving in the afternoon on Thursday, will someone be there?

                          Len Buffinton
                          Team Horizon Hobby


                          • JimD
                            JimD commented
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                            I could be there too, what time are you thinking about arriving Len?

                        • #15
                          I'm coming Thursday afternoon also