Interactive Ridge Map

The link below will download RidgeBeta.kmz – a GoogleEarth document that presents an interactive map of pretty much the entire Appalachian ridge system. It depicts most of the routes that ridge pilots use, and explains the transitions (tricky spots, and how to fly them) in detail. You must have the (free) GoogleEarth program to use […]

Visiting Pilot Briefing

Introduction Welcome to Mifflin County Airport (KRVL), located in the Big Valley (also known as the Kishacoquillas or Kish Valley) of central Pennsylvania.  This is a great place for glider flying: especially during the Spring and Fall, the many ridges here combine with northwest winds to produce world-class ridge soaring.  It’s also an excellent place […]