Local vendors

Food at the airport Harry Leach is often present at Mifflin contest with his catering truck, parked near the airport terminal building.  He offers sandwiches, burgers, donuts, coffee, etc.  Homemade pies are an occasional specialty (they tend to go quickly). The contest offers cold drinks from a refrigerator located in the briefing hangar.  Pay by […]

Contest Pilot Briefing

  General Mifflin County Airport (KRVL) is located in central Pennsylvania near the town of Reedsville, about 3 miles west of Lewistown.  The airfield is at 819’ MSL and has a single paved runway 5000’ long, oriented 06-24. A grass runway lies parallel to and just northwest of the paved runway for its full length.  […]

Posted by on December 2, 2020

Contest Entrant Checklist

In addition to all the many glider- and trailer-related items you should bring, here are a few important ones that sometimes are missed. Note that by far the best way to deal with the first three is to make images of them and email these to the Contest Manager once you have completed online registration. […]

Posted by on December 1, 2020

Clubhouse Mural

This is a link to the image of the mural.

Mifflin Area Airfield Notes

Important disclaimer:  Regardless of information presented in documents, databases or at pilot briefings, determining whether a safe landing can be accomplished at any location is in all cases solely the responsibility of the pilot. The following airfields appear on some charts, but have issues that make them difficult or unsuitable for landing, and thus ineligible […]

Posted by on May 5, 2020

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 […]

The MSA Clubhouse

Under construction.  This page will present the story of our clubhouse, with photos and description of the elegant mural created by Becky Thompson.  

Posted by on April 11, 2020

Past Mifflin Competitions

Year Competition Class Winners 2021 Region 2 – FAI Handicapped John Seymour Region 2 – 18-Meter Erik Mann Region 2 – Sport Karl Striedieck 2020 Region 2 cancelled (coronavirus) 2019 Region 2 – 15-Meter Sean Murphy Region 2 – 18-Meter John Seymour Region 2 – Sport Heinz Weissenbuehler 2018 20-Meter Multi-Seat Nationals Sarah Arnold & […]

Posted by on April 11, 2020

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 […]


At the airport Tents, campers and RVs are welcome at the airport. On-site showers are available. A per-day camping fee is assessed to cover dumpster and toilet costs.Nine electrical hookups are available, for a daily electric / facility fee. Motels Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Reedsville (1.8 mi  717-946-0777) Best Western Nittany Inn – […]

Posted by on April 10, 2020