Here is​ the procedure for legally flying at Windy Hill:

  1. You must be a USHPA member, and possess a P4 / H4 (or foreign equivalent) rating to fly at Windy Hill, and Restricted Landing Field (RLF) special skill for HGs.
  2. Read and acknowledge the Site Procedures and Regulations.
  3. Sign up for an account on the Registration page. You’ll be asked to submit payment via PayPal or credit card and sign a liability waiver as part of the checkout process.
  4. Once your payment and waiver have been received, a Windy Hill Skyriders administrator will apply for a special use permit from the MROSD on your behalf, and will send it to you as soon as it has been issued by the park.
  5. Print out a copy of your permit, and keep it with you when flying.  The park rangers are happy to have us flying there, but often ask to see pilots’ permits.
  6. Arrange for a site introduction from a Windy Hill Skyriders administrator or other pilot who has significant experience flying at Windy Hill. This is mandatory, as there are a number of hazards and airspace regulations that you need to know about, before flying.
  7. Enjoy your flights at Windy Hill!


  1. The MROSD sometimes has a few days turn-around time for issuing permits. Sign up and request a permit before you fly. Be patient, and do not expect to fly on the same day that you request your permit.
  2. The $20 Windy Hill Skyriders annual membership fee covers USHPA chapter dues and club administration costs. Membership in the Windy Hill Skyriders is from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31. Membership dues are not pro-rated, however new members who sign up for a membership between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 of the current calendar year will become club members from the date that they sign up until Dec. 31 of the following calendar year.