Weather Underground PWS KNMSANDI12

Sandia Crest Click on the weather data above for history and trends

(if it shows data its operational – typically mid-March to mid-Nov)

 

Go out and FLY!!!

A hang glider or a paraglider

 

 

Have you ever dreamed of flying  over the Sandia Mountains? Or of watching the sunset unfold across the desert while you soar a mile above Albuquerque? Have you ever wanted to join the paragliders launching above the east end of Menaul, and share the joy of silent, unpowered flight? Have you had dreams in which you ran until your feet left the ground and you then climbed and flew over the earth with ease?

Then  foot launched aviation is what you have always been meant to pursue.

 

 

Join and read our SSA Forum

Read more about the National Organization and the sports at http://www.ushpa.org/

Learn more about hang gliding at http://www.hanggliding.org

Learn more about paragliding at http://paraglidingforum.com/

Contact a local instructor and sign up for a lesson package.

 

The Bulletin Board link above is the best way to connect with us.  If you are unable to use the Bulletin Board contact us at 505-225-3403.

Come fly with us!

 

Club Meetings

 

 

 

Become a SSA Member.

Help support un-powered, foot-launched Flight in New Mexico (and help pay the insurance bill to protect our city, county, USFS, and the Tram !)

 

Join and pay your dues HERE.

 

 

 

Come out and Play!  

 

T-shirts available – Order Here

 

 

The Sandia Soaring Association is a community of pilots. We maintain a forum for our members to plan trips, to suggest activities, and to raise the cry, "Let's Go Flying!" when the wind is sweet. You're welcome to join us, subject to the terms on the page you'll get when you click this button.

New Forum – http://flysandia.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=27

Old forum – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sandia_soaring/

 

 

Come join us in the sports of hang gliding and paragliding. Learn to fly from one of our local schools. Experience the thrill of a golden eagle coming to look you over, almost close enough to touch. Achieve the ecstasy Leonard da Vinci yearned for: break the bonds of Earth, and fly.

Where do we fly in New Mexico? Our sites range from training hills for new pilots to the towering Sandias, with lots of variety between. Take a look at some of the places you can soar if you learn to fly, or if you visit our state.

Check out local and national weather with these web sites and phone numbers. Talk to the Little Green Woman on Sandia Crest for conditions on the Big Mountain, or call Flight Services for a Pilot's Weather Brief.

These are the men and women who keep this club alive. Thanks!

Know these if you're going to fly here.

Articles about Flying.

 

                                                     

 

Contact our members through the SSA Forum

                                          

 

            

     

 Visitors wishing to fly Sandia, please read below:

 

 

Peak

Crest

 

 

 

 

H4

P4

H4 or Local H3

P4 or Local P3

Visiting H3

Visiting P3

Must be Guided until rated for site

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USHPA Member

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SSA Member

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Helmet, reserve, airworthy glider

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50 hrs in wing type

 

 

 

 

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100 hrs of Mountain flying experience

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150 foot launched flights

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Sponsorship by Local Instructor, Observer or Crest Guide

 

 

 

 

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CL

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FSL

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AWCL

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TUR

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RLF

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XC

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HA

 

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RS

 

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Flying related activities on Google Calendar

 

Google Calendar – Quick Start instructions - HERE      Google Calendar user notes for activity setters -HERE