Channing Hill flying site in the SF East Bay are unregulated and a site intro is highly recommended. The flying sites are able to be flown with East and West winds and recommended that pilots have at least a P3 skill level, but not required.
Refer to site guides below for more details about each launch which can have specific hazards to watch out for as well as specific flying instructions for some sites.
Location and Arrival
Address: 832 Channing Circle Benicia, CA 94510
Channing Hill (access to west and east) is 2 miles SE of Blue Rock. Park at 800 Channing Circle in front of the park. Ideally, please park a little distance for the park to spread out the parking and not clog up any one part of the residential area. Take the stairs up and head to the back of the park and walk up the hill on the center path. You will hike up to the top and over the hill.
For a site intro, please text: Rob (707) 654 6750
There are no restroom facilities or food vendors of any kind so please be prepared.
DRIVE SLOW: CHILDREN & NEIGHBOR CONCERNS EXPRESSED. BE COOL!
You can be ticketed for parking at the XX marks (not 18” from curb) Park courteous then walk (driving prohibited) the dirt road to left, 200+ yards.
Although Channing East is an unregulated site, USHPA membership is recommended so that USHPA waivers provide added assurance to land owners. P3 rating is strongly encouraged. P1s and P2s are welcome if they have an instructor present. P2s may fly solo at Channing if they have had at least one day of instruction at the site.
Do not park here
General Site Info
Additional Resources & Info
|Communication||WOR Telegram Access Link|
|East Launch Direction||E, ESE, ENE|
|7-12 MPH Flyable from 45-135|
|West Launch Direction||WSW, NNW|
|Speed||7-12 MPH Flyable from 242-349|
|# of Launches||3 Launch Sites|
|Launches||Channing East, Channing West, Bantry, Gateway|
|LZ||See guide above|
|Local Training Schools||Penguin Paragliding|
|Channing Hill Site Guide|