Tiger Mountain

Washington, USA

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Paraglider Taking Off From Cliff in Tiger Mountain Hiking Trail
Tiger Mountain - Chirico Trail From Seattle, travel east on I-90 to exit 17, Front Street. Turn right off the freeway and travel 2.8 miles to the gravel parking area on ...
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Decollare

47.4995, -122.008 : 552.0 m

Landing Zone

47.4998, -122.022 : 60.0 m

Alba

5:53 AM

Tramonto

8:33 PM

Fuso orario

Ora solare della costa occidentale USA (-0700)

General Stats Site Rating: Unofficially a P2 North Launch Elevation - 1,650’ agl / 1,830 msl West Launch - 1,650’ agl / 1,830 msl South Launch Elevation - 1,500’ agl / 1,680 msl LZ Elevation - 180’ msl Best Months to Fly: April - August but it’s flyable all year round Best Time to Fly: Given an 8:30 PM setting sun, thermaling is best from 1 to 3:30 pm and glass off usually from 4 to 6:30 pm. 1:00. Tiger is rarely flown before 1 PM as it is an afternoon soaring site. Description Tiger Mountain is a beautiful place to fly. Extensive work has been done on both the north and south launch: trees have been cleared, grass planted, bathrooms installed, and the north launch has a strip of turf. . The town of Issaquah officially lists paragliding at tiger Mountain as a community treasure. Tiger is flyable with winds from the south, west and, preferably, the north. During peak season, Tiger Mt. provides prolific lift for beginner pilots to enjoy hour long flights. More advanced pilots will find themselves flying cross country. The distance record at Tiger stands at 78 miles set by Matty Senior on 5/12/2010 on a flight North to Mt. Blanchard. A soaring flight over launch provides spectacular views of Mt. Rainier to the south, Mt. Si, to the east, Mt Baker and Lake Sammamish to the north, and Seattle’s skyline to the west. It’s beautiful. With extended daylight hours in the summer the last flight is usually around 8:30. If timed correctly one can launch, catch the glass off, and watch the sunset from the air. Complimenting the great flying are the many pilots who hang out at Tiger. A quick 30 minute drive from downtown Seattle make’s this a favorite location for after work flying. Local pilots often gather for good flying, post flying BBQs, and good company. The popularity of the site sometimes makes for crowded conditions in the air. However, visiting pilot’s shouldn’t be intimidated as most pilots follow the rules of the ridge. More information at http://www.nwparagliding.com

Two take-off areas, N and S. South take-off is lower than N (NW) by about 200'. Some HG activity from N launch. NO POWERED CRAFT. Google Maps http://maps.google.com/?q=... 47.499844N 122.02181W Google Maps http://maps.google.com/?q=... FROM Seattle Area : Drive east along I-90 to Issaquah, WA. Take Exit 17 (Front St N) and head south along front street. You’ll be passing through the town of Issaquah, WA and there are plenty of places to grab a bit to eat or a good beer. Front St becomes Issaquah Hobart Road SE at the south end of the town. Continue south along this road. Shortly after you pass the intersection of Issaquah Hobart Road SE and SE 111th St you’ll see Seattle Paragliding on your left followed by a parking lot that parallels the road. The grassy area east of the graveled parking lot is the landing zone. Consult with local pilots for details on landing approach. FROM East of the Cascades : Drive west along I-90 to Issaquah, WA. Take Exit 17 (Front St N) and head south along front street. You’ll be passing through the town of Issaquah, WA and there are plenty of places to grab a bit to eat or a good beer. Front St becomes Issaquah Hobart Road SE at the south end of the town. Continue south along this road. Shortly after you pass the intersection of Issaquah Hobart Road SE and SE 111th St you’ll see a parking lot that parallels the road. The grassy area east of the graveled parking lot is the landing zone. Consult with local pilots for details on landing approach. Google Maps http://maps.google.com/?q=... site protocol Standard ridge rules apply at Tiger: pilot with the ridge on the right has the right of way, first one in the thermal determines direction, gliders on top yield to gliders below, etc. A standard figure eight is flown from a small peak in the mountain, just north of launch and referred to as the Kingdome, to an area just south of launch. If conditions are right the north and south launches can be top landed. As such gliders on the north launch should be laid out on the east side up against the hill. The west side is used for top landing. Pilots launching should yield to incoming pilots. Local pilots landing at the LZ use a standard airline approach of downwind > baseleg > final. Please make your downwind approach over the trees on the east side of the LZ. The west side contains powerlines and, besides the obvious, mishaps here can jeapordize the site and cost you a lot of money. Due to surrounding airports Tiger Mt. has a height restriction of 6,000 . Radio Frequencies : Students (flight 1-25) under instructor radio supervision wear visible streamers. 151.955 tone 1462: Tiger Veteran Pilot / Community Frequency 151.625 (no tone) --- Student instruction / school 151.925 (no tone) --- Student instruction / school soaring As previously mentioned Tiger Mountain is extremely soarable. Most XC pilots work Tiger up to cloudbase, and then, depending on wind direction, fly south to Enumclaw, east towards Mt. Sai or north towards XXX. Due to height restrictions, FAA regulations, and the lack of LZs there is very little XC potential to the west. However, many pilots participate in Tiger Tag, which is an ongoing XC challenge. site protocol Standard ridge rules apply at Tiger: pilot with the ridge on the right has the right of way, first one in the thermal determines direction, gliders on top yield to gliders below, etc. A standard figure eight is flown from a small peak in the mountain, just north of launch and referred to as the Kingdome, to an area just south of launch. If conditions are right the north and south launches can be top landed. As such gliders on the north launch should be laid out on the east side up against the hill. The west side is used for top landing. Pilots launching should yield to incoming pilots. Local pilots landing at the LZ use a standard airline approach of downwind > baseleg > final. Please make your downwind approach over the trees on the east side of the LZ. The west side contains powerlines and, besides the obvious, mishaps here can jeapordize the site and cost you a lot of money. Due to surrounding airports Tiger Mt. has a height restriction of 6,000 . Radio Frequencies : Students (flight 1-25) under instructor radio supervision wear visible streamers. 151.955 tone 1462: Tiger Veteran Pilot / Community Frequency 151.625 (no tone) --- Student instruction / school 151.925 (no tone) --- Student instruction / school soaring As previously mentioned Tiger Mountain is extremely soarable. Most XC pilots work Tiger up to cloudbase, and then, depending on wind direction, fly south to Enumclaw, east towards Mt. Sai or north towards XXX. Due to height restrictions, FAA regulations, and the lack of LZs there is very little XC potential to the west. However, many pilots participate in Tiger Tag, which is an ongoing XC challenge.

Tiger becomes a weather washing machine when the wind is out of the east. Mechanical turbulence makes any flying experience difficult and dangerous. Avoid flying this site in east winds. Also trees to the east of the south launch can mask an east wind (make it appear like a nice south day). Its easiest to detect this situation by watching the tree tops to the north and east of the site clearing.

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N 10 0
NNE 0 5
NE 0 5
ENE 0 0
E 0 0
ESE 0 0
SE 0 5
SSE 0 5
S 10 0
SSW 10 0
SW 10 0
WSW 10 0
W 10 0
WNW 10 0
NW 10 0
NNW 10 0