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Old 03-12-2009, 04:05 PM
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Has anyone ever gone slope soaring at the Hoover dam? I don't know if you can with security and all but if you spit off the top it goes up over your head and lands behind you.
Old 03-12-2009, 04:35 PM
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LOL... Interesting "lift test" there Steve. I'm pretty sure that you could fly a brick there if you could mount controls on it. I don't think they allow flying off the dam though. It would be a great place to fly but like most of the really good spots, someone has something against it.
Old 03-12-2009, 09:23 PM
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Yea, I figure that would be a problem. Maybe there are some other smaller dams shaped the same with less security.
Old 03-12-2009, 09:45 PM
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I don't think I could stand that close to the edge without getting the heeebieegeebiees
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LOL Well you're supposed to be looking up at your plane Vic. Not down at the bottom of the dam.
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lol i thaught the same thing i was there about 4 weeks ago and was thinking the exact same thing
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LOL Well you're supposed to be looking up at your plane Vic. Not down at the bottom of the dam.
Up!? What fun is that?
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It's more fun down and then screaming up at cha...
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First of all the prevailing wind blows from the southwest which is down the canyon not across it.

They would never let you fly from the dam itself because of security and the crowds of visitors and traffic. They do not allow anything to be thrown from the dam, I think including airplanes.

There is really no place to land other than the busy street. If you lose it behind you, you're in the lake.

However, thinking about it, on the Arizona side of the dam, at the 14 mile marker there is a turn out with a senic view point next to the road that goes down to Willow Beach (on the Colorado River) and the drop off there is about 800 feet. It faces south west so the wind should blow right up the slope.

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