Flying Sites -- Sapwi Trails

Sapwi Trails is a site which in the new Sapwi Trails Park. This park is quite large and is being developed for recreational use such as glider flying, off road biking, disc golf and so on. The TOSS field is the Upper Terrace and has been laid out with concrete padss for siting the launch equipment, and a large artificial turf landing area. There is a large car park with restroom adjacent to the launch area. Access to the site is off Westlake Blvd at Rainfield Ave. The site is still being developed -- the park should officially open some time in September -- so we have a number of restrictions on our site use.

First and foremost -- There is a traffic signal being installed at Rainfield Ave. to manage entry to the park. Until this signal is operating under no circumstances may anyone entering or leaving the stie make a left turn onto or off of Westlake Blvd. There is a serious safety issue with speeding traffic on Westlake Blvd and so a high probability of an accident. If you need to cross this street go to the top of the bottom of the hilll where its legal to make a U-Turn -- or plan your trip to avoid the need to cross this street.

Second -- Since there are still contractors working on the site we can only fly after 4pm on weekdays and at weekends for the time being.

Third -- the site is restricted to unpowered models only. No electrics and definitely no quadcopters -- the local Homeowners are watching.

Fourth -- Fliers must keep away from the houses to the left of the launch area and not fly over or beyond Westlake Blvd. This no-fly zone is stritcly enforced.

It is presumed by CRPD -- and by TOSS -- that anyone flying at this site will be covered by insurace due to AMA membership. Once the park is offiicially open it would not be surprising if park rangers checked on this from time to time. Carry your AMA card.

There is a notice board wihere park rules and a map of the site -- including no-fly zones -- are published by the car park for the flying site.

Sapwi Trails