The Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society

 


Flying Sites

There are many fantastic slope flying sites scattered around the territory of Hong Kong, many of these sites are accessible either by private cars or public transport. Apart from those prohibited sites clearly specified by the country park authority, people interested in r/c soaring can fly on any suitable slope. Our club does not own or operate any flying field, however, when we are holding competition there, we do request other pilots to cooperate and observe our rules no mater whether they are our club's members or not. Our soaring activities are basically slope soaring, although a few of us do enjoy thermal soaring. Short descriptions about our major flying sites are given below.

Clearwater Bay East-Facing Slope

Clearwater Bay is by far the most popular flying site in the territory, partly because it is accessible by public transport. It is situated in eastern part of Sai Kung peninsula. The flying site is just at the road side. The surrounding scenery is one of the most attractive in Hong Kong. Suitable wind directions are east and northeast.

Fei Ngo Shan East-Facing Slope

Fei Ngo Shan (Kowloon Peak) is another easily accessible site. You may visit there by private car. The flying sites are at the road sides or nearby hills. On the peak, you can fly sailplane on the east-facing slope overlooking Sai Kung country park or on the southwest-facing slope overlooking Kowloon peninsula. Suitable wind directions are east, south and southwest.

Fei Ngo Shan Southwest-Facing Slope

The southwest-facing slope in Fei Ngo Shan peak is just at the road side overlooking the old Kai Tak airport. Although the good old days of watching landing of big commercial flights no longer remains, it is visually appealing to watch landing of model sailplanes on the jaggy edge of the slope.

Fei Ngo Shan Jat's Incline South-Facing Slope

The mountain range in Fei Ngo Shan cultivates many flyable slopes for different wind directions. The slope along the Jat's incline is well suitable for wind direction from south. This is one of the best slope we fly during Summer season.

Fei Ngo Shan Shatin Valley North-Facing Slope

The scenic beauty of our slopes is one of the attractive force pulling us together to enjoy this healthy sport. On the other side of the Fei Ngo Shan's range, the slope that is overlooking Shatin valley is a good soaring slope suitable for wind from north. This is our best playground during winter season.

Ma On Shan East-Facing Slope

Located on the highland half-way between Ma On Shan and Sai Kung with a scenic view of Sai Kung coastal area, this long east-facing slope is one of the best for slope racing on windy days.

Shek O East-Facing Slope

Located on the Shek O peninsular in Hong Kong island. This slope is also popular for paragliders, so be prepared to share the airspace. The slope lift is one of the best in the territory.