Hang Gliding and Paragliding in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma!
I was recently in Fort Smith visiting relatives and I got the opportunity to check out a few of the local flying spots in Arkansas & Oklahoma (Nebo, Magazine & Heavener to name a few). You guys are lucky! I was really impressed by the area!
After a search of suitable PG launches and LZ's, I finally decided on Heavener (the best match for my ability & skill).
Dana "Dan" Cantu
February, 13, 2005
Mel had waited a good two hours with his glider set up behind the Pines atop Heavener Mountain, awaiting the 20mph plus gusts to subside. Finally at launch he had to stare down only a couple of gusts approaching 20 mph.
Take a look at how nice the Roll-off launch is at Heavener. Great for Hang 2’s and very nice for Paragliders. And all those beautiful clouds... Just a typical February day in the Ouachita Mountains.
Mel launches with a diving pass at the photographer.
30 seconds later Mel has become a part of the Skyscape.
Aaron awaits his launch window. This will be his highest wind launch.