David Aldrich is producing a full length film about Hang Gliding.

Dave has shared a short clip from the film shot during the 2011 Hang Gliding Championships at King Mountain. Really cool!

Dreaming Awake at King Mountain Idaho



Mr. Piper the King Mountain Super Pacer tow plane is now operational!

Dave Chapman, winner of the 2014 Hang Gliding Championships with Mr. Piper!

After 6 years of work our 180 hp super pacer is ready to go at King Mountain. Available during the Safari and by prior arrangement for groups of pilots who wish to experience incredible Idaho soaring.  Call John at 208-407-7174 for further information.



The Power Line is Buried!

Thanks to the generous donations of many Safari participants over the years, the power lines on the approach end of runway 16 have been placed underground. The landing threshold has been moved to 500′ feet from the road and is now marked with large white markings which are easily seen. The fences on both ends of the runway have also been removed.

Look power lines!

The 20 acres of airfield…with 12 acres of irrigated grass runway 3920′ x 120′ and 8 acres of hg and pg LZ, tie downs, and staging area can be seen nestled in the alfalfa.




Donations are now being accepted for the legal fees and creation of a World Class non-profit Land Trust.

Current donations now total over $10,000

Once created, John and Rae will  gift the entire 20 acre airfield to the Land Trust so that a World Class Glider Field goes into perpetuity,  is available for all types of gliders, and is open to the public at no charge.  For more information on how you can help call John at 208-407-7174



Surveys are now complete for phase one of  King Mountain Airpark Subdivision.

World class Hangar/Home properties will be available soon which will adjoin the 20 acre grass airfield.

Call John at (208)407-7174 or drop us a line for more info.

2017 Events

Hang Gliding Championships (cancelled at this time)

The Idaho Hang Gliding Associations famous open distance competition as featured on Idaho Public Television.

Flying High above the Lost River Range


For more information about the event see the King Mountain Hang Gliding Championships 




June 24 to July 2   2017

Annual Safari at the Glider Park!

Free event just east of Sun Valley. Long days and cool nights with possible snow on the high peaks.

Paragliders, Hang Gliders, Sailplanes, and Self Launching Sailplanes are all welcome. Awesome glass off and cloud bases at 18,000′. Fly to Montana or Yellowstone. Wave Window. Campfire, Potlucks, Star Gazing, Hiking, Mountain Biking and Fishing. Free camping at the Glider Park. Big Air and Big Country! Lions, tigers, and bears…Oh my! Spot Locator with tracking function or equivalent required.

Call John to rsvp at (208) 407-7174.