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Maps and Directions

Most Western New York Sailplane and Electric Flyers competition events, fun-flys and summer meetings are held at the Erie Community College South Campus. We currently have permission to fly sailplanes and electric powered aircraft on the field on the corner of Route 20A and Abbott Road. (across from Rich Stadium).

Directions from Buffalo to Erie Community College South campus:

  • Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) South toward Hamburg.

  • Exit before passing through the toll barriers onto Route 219 South.

  • Exit to head West on Milestrip Road.

  • Turn left to head South onto Abbott Rd.

  • Continue straight on Abbott Road to cross Southwestern Blvd. (Route 20).

  • Turn right after passing Ralph Wilson Stadium onto Route 20A.

  • Turn right into the first driveway for Erie Community College.

  • Park in the parking lot on the left.  We fly on the field on the right side of that driveway.

On days that the wind is from the West or the Northwest and wind speeds are approximately 15MPH or more, you may find many of our members enjoying some fast-paces flying at our slope soaring site. 

Directions from Buffalo to the slope soaring site:

  • Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) to head South on the Route 219 expressway.

  • Stay on the expressway all the way to the end at Springville.

  • Exit the Route 219 expressway at the end by turning left then right at the light to stay on Route 219.

  • Continue South on Route 219 for 10.3 miles (16.5 Km). Bear right onto Plato Rd.

  • Go 1.2 miles (2 Km) and turn right onto Jackman Hill (sign may be down).

  • Go .3 miles (.5 Km) and turn left onto Plato-Mansfield Rd.

  • Go .7 miles (1.1 Km) and turn left onto Mason Hill Rd.

  • Go .6 miles (1 Km) and turn left onto Tough Row Hill Rd. (no road sign) opposite the bar/restauraunt on the corner.

  • Go up the hill approximately 1/2 mile (.8 Km) and park on the side of the road. You will find a large rock in the pasture about 25 yards from the fence where flyers congregate. You are there!

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