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Wisconsin Slope Sites

This page contains summarys and links to information about slope soaring sites and pilots from the state listed above.

Wisconsin Slope Flyers Rejoice! We Have a New Slope Site in Southeast Wisconsin
Posted by Greg Smith on Oct 11, 2007, 22:43
On Saturday, October 6th Mirko, Greg and Tracy made a preliminary venture to the Omega Hills Waste Management site in Germantown, Wisconsin for some test flying of what promises to be a great venue for slope soaring action in Southeast Wisconsin. On this particular day the wind was about as poor a direction (SW) as we could have and we still had many flights of 10-15 minutes. I had on at least 20 minutes. Remember this was in the least favorable wind direction!

The Big M Platteville, WI 09-03-07
Posted by Greg Smith on Sep 5, 2007, 20:51
I stopped at The Big M in Platteville, WI today on the way home from the LEG Slopefest in Kansas for a little more slope flying. Can't get enough! No one else there. Pretty decent conditions in the air. Not so great on the road that leads to the top. It was pretty sketchy. There is a large rill at the last turn before the top that requires a slow crossing and then you are mired in soft gravel. I made it through in the slopeflyer Chrysler T&C but realize that I drive this van where 95% of 4-wheelers wouldn't so I'd suggest 4WD for now.

Soar Milwaukee (Milwaukee Soaring Group)
Posted by Greg Smith on Jul 9, 2007, 19:50
Soar Milwaukee! is a new web site for a Milwaukee based soaring club called the Milwaukee Soaring Group; dedicated to growing the hobby of radio control sailplane flying and promoting competitions for rc soaring enthusiasts in the Milwaukee area as well as surrounding areas.

Spring Valley Dam Pictures
Posted by Greg Smith on Apr 6, 2004, 16:29
Emil sent these pictures in from a recent Spring Valley trip in NW Wisconsin.

Big Bay Park, Whitefish Bay, WI
Posted by Greg Smith on May 3, 2003, 17:29
70 foot slope overlooking Lake michigan. Small, tricky landing area. 3 of us live within a mile of it!

Sheridan Park Slope, St. Francis, WI
Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 24, 2003, 10:43
About a mile north of Warnimont. Good with East winds and there is a spot at the South end that works all right from the Northeast.

Slope Flying at Warnimont Park, Cudahy, WI
Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 24, 2003, 10:34
This slope in southern Milwaukee County, in Cudahy, is 100 to 120 feet high. There are a couple of launch sites available.

The Slope at Bender Park - OakCreek, WI
Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 24, 2003, 10:20
Good 140+ foot bluff on the shore of Lake Michigan NE to SE winds with straight East best.

Sloping at Concordia University, Mequon, WI
Posted by Greg Smith on Oct 27, 2002, 21:48

Concordia University is located in Southern Mequon, 15 miles north of Milwaukee. This is an excellent site for east and east-southeast winds.

Sloping at the Big M in Platteville, WI
Posted by Greg Smith on Sep 19, 2002, 21:20
A big mound in western Wisconsin. 200+ feet high and facing West. Rare for these parts. Best with West or South West winds.

Wisconsin Slope Flying at Atwater Beach
Posted by Greg Smith on Sep 19, 2002, 00:44
This is a nice North Suburban Milwaukee site and very good lift in ENE winds. Not for beginners though!

Slope Flying at Theresa Marsh
Posted by Mirko Bodul on Sep 14, 2002, 01:55
I have attained huge altitudes here due to a thermal "kick" that comes in with the slope air. But be forewarned that this is not a "smooth" site: flying under 200 feet can be very bumpy.

Wisconsin Slope Flying Site near Black Earth
Posted by Clayton Greaves on Sep 14, 2002, 01:42
This slope faces Southwest. Huge lift in 15+mph. South winds are blocked by a nearby hill. West winds are workable but increasingly challenging.due to obstructing trees and the lack of a west facing pilot position.

Sloping in Verona Wisconsin
Posted by Clayton Greaves on Sep 14, 2002, 01:34
This slope is adjacent to a gas model field atop the landfill shown in the photos I have attached. Thusly, if you want to befriend fellow modelers at the field it is good practice to stop by- let anybody know where you will be flying and post your frequency to the control board.

Sloping in Stoughton Wisconsin
Posted by Clayton Greaves on Sep 14, 2002, 01:25
Best success here is with lightly loaded hand launch gliders such as my 11 ounce Monarch or 10 ounce Zagi THL to my favorite 15 ounce Boomerang.

Central Coast Area - Sheboygan, Manitowac and Kewaunee
Posted by Mirko Bodul on Sep 14, 2002, 01:11
There are numerous slopes along lake Michigan between port Washington and Kewaunee. It just takes someone like Mirko to search them out! Here are some of his finds. These are also great roads to take family drives on. There are numerous parks and picinic areas along the way.

Crystal Ridge Wisconsin Sloping site
Posted by Tracy Brown on Sep 14, 2002, 00:55

Sloping in Port Washington, Wisconsin
Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 17, 2002, 01:52
Located about 30 minutes north of Milwaukee, this slope is in North Lake Park. It is better in the winter when the leaves are off the trees. It is easier to follow your plane in the landing pattern and there is a clearer view when you are out in front.

Unseasonable Warmth Brings Out Hibernating Slopers
Posted by Greg Smith on Jan 26, 2002, 23:44
January 26th, 2002 was a super day at the Big M. Unseasonable 50 degree temperatures and a strong SW wind brought out several slopers from Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin.

Racine Slope Flying Sites
Posted by Greg Smith on Jan 14, 2002, 01:49
A decent slope with parking right next to it. Needs a North/Northeast to East wind.

Stellar Day at Concordia as the Winds hit 25 plus!
Posted by Greg Smith on Oct 30, 2001, 22:14
The wind was about 25 and straight in. Great conditions at Concordia!

Kou discovers several small slopes in Madison
Posted by Kou Vang on Sep 14, 2001, 01:47
Local pilot Kou Vang has discovered several sites in and aroung Madison, Wisconsin.

N. Fork Bad Axe River, Dam site, Vernon County near La Crosse, WI
Posted by Kou Vang on Sep 14, 2001, 01:22
A sloping treasure, if you can find this site and the wind directions are right you’ll be in DSing heaven. It is a dam site, holding back the Bad Axe River.

Spring Valley Resevoir, Spring Valley, WI
Posted by Kou on Sep 14, 2001, 01:14
Its a dam slope site!

Great Conditions at Concordia for Greg and Mirko
Posted by Greg Smith on Aug 11, 2001, 22:09
Mirko gave me a call and said he was going to Concordia. When I arrived, Mirko was already tearing around with his Saggita at the North launch site.

Flying at the Big M 06/10/01
Posted by Greg Smith on Jun 6, 2001, 23:04
The forcasted 15-30 mph winds at the Big M in Platteville did not disapoint today. When we arrived at 10 AM the wind was out of the Southwest about 15 MPH.

Concordia Slope Flying 04/28/01
Posted by Greg Smith on Apr 29, 2001, 22:04
The wind gods let us down a bit on this day, but at least the directon was correct even if the velocity was not what we were looking for.

Greg and Tracy take a short drive to Crystal Ridge.
Posted by Greg Smith on Apr 21, 2001, 00:58
A very breezy April day and mixed results from the garbage pile ski hill.

Tracy takes off a day of work to fly at Crystal Ridge
Posted by Tracy Brown on Apr 13, 2001, 01:06
I took Friday off to do nothing other than fly my planes. Bright and early Friday I went to Crystal Ridge to fly the Zagi off of the west face of the hill. Nice westerly wind, not too fast, but just right for my first try with this plane.

Greg Flys at The Big M
Posted by Greg Smith on Apr 1, 2001, 21:34
I got the opportunity to fly at the Big M today. I was coming back from a wedding in Iowa and routed the return trip past this large mound in Southwest Wisconsin.

Ellison Bay Slope, Door County, WI
Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 14, 2001, 01:19
On the Door County penninsula. This is a great place to take the wife or whole family for vacation and still have a place to fly.

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