different plaunch points,
covering all directions from north to west. Due to the height
of the take-off, it is often windier then others. The thermals
here on a good day are very strong.
WARNING: BE CAREFUL WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
AROUND THE TAKEOFF. THERE ARE CAVE ENTRANCES AMONGST THE SURROUNDING
BUSHES. THE HOLES GO VERY DEEP, AND IT WOULDN'T BE PLEASANT
TO FALL INSIDE!!
When top landing, it is better to land on
the take-off itself. The parking area behind looks inviting,
but is often turbulent. I have seen some big collapsed low
to the ground there whilst people attempt to land.
The official landing is quite far away.
They consist of the enormous fields (kilometres long) straight
west of take-off. If you can't make these you are going to
have a difficult landing. The best option is to land in the
lay-by, next to the main Sierra Nevada road. It is small,
and further complicated by a cutting just above it which gives
off thermals and dynamic lift.
DON'T TRY AND LAND IN THE FOOTBALL PITCH!!!
IT HAS A HIGH FENCE AROUND IT, IS VERY TURBULENT AND, THE
LAST TIME I LOOKED, HAD A WIRE RUNNING ACROSS THE MIDDLE AT
You could land in the spikey bushes further
to the west, but watch out for the bee-hives and cable.
Having given all of these warnings I can
say that, on a good day, the chances of going down here are
very slim. For more information on the cross-country possibilities,
look in the appropriate section of this web-site.