Launching and landing of powerless sailplanes, balloons, hang gliders, paragliders, radio controlled motor-less model aircraft, and other such powerless flight devices is permitted at the following areas:
A free powerless flight permit must be obtained at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center Information Desk. The operator must be in possession of the powerless flight permit and a valid Lakeshore Pass when launching or landing on the Lakeshore lands. Powerless flight permits are valid for the calendar year.
Terry Phipps 2005
Transporting equipment to launch sites will be done by hand carry on established trails.
Standards established by the U.S. Hang Gliding Association apply, as well as all applicable laws and regulations imposed by Federal and other governmental agencies. These include:
Remote Control Gliders
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