Clubhouse Mural

This is a link to the image of the mural.

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

Contest Entrant Checklist

In addition to all the many glider- and trailer-related items you must bring, here are a few important ones that sometimes are missed. Note that by far the best way to deal with the first 3 is to make images of them and email these to the Contest Manager when you register. Pilot license Proof […]

Posted by on April 11, 2020

Past Mifflin Competitions

Year Competition Class Winners 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 & Karl Striedieck 2017 Sport Nationals Andy Brayer 2016 Region 2 – Standard Hank Nixon Region 2 – 15-Meter Sean Murphy […]

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 […]

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.  During […]

Posted by on April 10, 2020


At the airport Tents, campers and RVs are welcome at the airport. On-site showers are available. A small 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 – 5 minutes) 717-946-0777 Best Western Nittany […]

Posted by on April 10, 2020

The Mifflin Trophy

The Mifflin trophy is awarded each year for the longest handicapped flight made by a regular entrant during the Mifflin contest. The trophy was created by the Mifflin County Airport Authority in 2008 as a way of supporting the soaring competitions held at the airport since 1990.  All design and fabrication of the trophy was […]

Posted by on April 10, 2020

Sample Ridge Flights

Here is a list of sample flight log files (in IGC format) that illustrate many of the ridge routes within the Mifflin task area. Click the link to download a ZIP file that includes all the files described below. You can then use normal flight display software (e.g. SeeYou) to examine routes of interest. Download […]