Altitude: 2,300' MSL / 1,600’ AGL
P3/H3 (P2/H2 Observed)
Wind direction: WNW-WSW (250-290° ideal, 230-310° possible)
Wind strength: 8-10mph ideal; 0-15mph possible
Glide ratio to LZ: 3.6
No flying when winds exceed 26 MPH. No radical speed wings, or intentional proximity flying.
Launch faces valley below. Spacious, open with good height over the LZ. Smooth and kind to beginners in the morning and afternoons. Great XC potential for more advanced pilots.
A State Park permit governs this launch site and Pilots must sign in at the Mt Brace Outdoor Club LZ before going to launch. Park Ranger must also be notified before the first flight of the day. Read the site rules below.
Paragliding and hang gliding are expressions of freedom, including our freedom to choose our own life and take our own risks. At the same time, to sustain a flying club in the US we have to stay aware of the context in which we fly. Here at Brace our launches are on N.Y. Taconic State Park land, and our privilege to launch there is revocable. Lawsuits of many kinds are always possible. We also have the usual potential for issues with the local landowners who are our neighbors.
Please, then, be respectful of the rules, of the rangers, and of all the people that you meet, in order that we may all be able to fly here for many years to come. You are an ambassador of our sport and of our Club! Thanks, and see you in the air.
All Pilots (P2/H2, P3/H3, P4/, P5/H5) flying Brace are required to have an Approved Brace Pilot Helmet Sticker. These are available from Club Officers in the LZ when you come to sign into the daily Pilot book before going up to Launch.
To come out and fly you need the following:
If you are new here, you are welcome! Please read all of the rules before you come and arrange for a site intro before you fly for the first time. To make an assessment about weather conditions, check forecasts for Millerton, NY 12546.
Your membership dues to Mt. Brace Outdoor Club go towards paying the LZ rent, maintenance, insurance, cutting the grass, garbage disposal, utilities, parking, and donations to area volunteer fire department/SAR.
Thanks for reading our rules. We wish you high flights and soft landings!
* These rules are in the N.Y. Taconic State Park Permit.
REV DATE 01/01/2023