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Richmond Dale


Site: Richmond Dale
Location: Chillicothe, Oh
GPS Coordinates: N 39 13.207
W 82 50.473
Requirements: H2/P2
Type of Flying:
  • Ridge Lift
  • Thermaling
Launch:
  • Footlaunch
  • Heading 242 deg.
  • ~450' above LZ
Winds:
  • 240 deg. At 10 to 20 mph
  • Avoid launching in crosswind conditions
Landing Zone: The landing zone is across route 35 and slightly south of launch. Launch is near the southern end of a ridge that is approximately 3/4 mile long.
Special Procedures: All fields planted in crops should be avoided as landing zones.
Restrictions: Must be current Ohio Flyers and USHPA member.
Hazards:
  • Small LZ
  • Radio Tower on top of ridge behind launch
Directions: Richmond Dale is located along old route 35, south east of Chillicothe. On a good map, follow route 35 SE from Chillicothe approximately 10 miles. Look for Higby Road which intersects with old 35 only from the West. On one map this is called Higby Branch Rd. The launch is on the NE side of route 35 pretty much straight up the hill from where Higby road ends at Rt. 35. Drive up access to launch is via a logging road which is controlled by a locked gate.
Parking: Need Info
Setup Area: Need Info
Land Ownership: Need Info
Contact: Contact an Ohio Flyers member for information about site protocol.
Comments: Richmond Dale is currently Ohio's primary foot launch flying site. As with all flying sites, it is important to respect property owners.
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