GO LONG in TEXAS

100’s of Miles, Personal Bests

BOOMING SKIES!

August flying down on Texas Gulf Coast provides great soaring conditions for easy long flights.  Conditions are very predictable and downwind terrain continuously gives easy landing options with good retrieval access

STRESS-FREE LZs

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

AUGUST 15 – 22

LOCATION

COWBOY UP – Wharton, TX

FEE

$30/$35 per tow

SKILL LEVEL

H3 or higher w/Aerotow

JUST GO FOR IT!

We are targeting pilots seeking their first 100 mile flights and/or personal bests.  100 and even 200 mile flights are routine here in August.

RETRIEVAL OPTIONS

(1) You will bring your own
(2) CU arrange for (shared) driver
– do you have a suitable shared vehicle and need a driver?
– do you have no suitable shared vehicle and no driver?

Call/Email/Text:
Audrey Luck (305) 434-2195 (XC Driver Retrieval Service)
CUHG 832-740-2004 / fly@cuhanggliding.com

DAILY BRIEFINGS

CU will provide a daily 10am briefing on weather and offer possible routes and tasks for the day.  Attached is a link to useful way points and goals in the general flying area:

PLANNING ON ATTENDING

A Deposit to secure the Tugs, Tug Pilots & Your Spot is as follows:

LIMITED 30 PILOTS

Early Bird Special
$210.00 (7 tows @ $30/per tow) to be applied

After July 1, 2021
$245.00 (7 tows @ $35/per tow) to be applied

800 MILE CLUB

Two years ago Mick, Ty and Rich and Robin flew a combined over 800 miles on an August day from Wharton up towards Dallas.

https://youtu.be/uj51Y0FdeJg

Hotels
Several nice hotels are nearby within 5 miles in the town of Wharton
– Holiday Inn Express (979) 282-8300 ($$-$$$)
– Express Inn (979) 488-9440 ($$)

RV Parking
-Wharton Airport (but no hookups)
-Coyote Cove RV Resort (Wharton) (979) 533-5959
-Pinchers RV Park  (El Campo) (979) 332-9939
VRBO, AirBnB
Both currently have a range of options within 20miles of the airport

Other
There are other places to stay in the small town of Wharton, however the above are places that we can recommend.  There are also bigger towns 30-45 miles away (Rosenberg & Sugar Land) with accommodations and downtown Houston is one hour away.