This simulation shows wind conditions (velocity / turbulence) in the area of the flight park of the Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (UHGPGA http://www.uhgpga.org/). A planned real estate project by Wood Partners (https://www.woodpartners.com/) is in immediate vicinity of the landing site. UHGPGA and Wood Partners worked with Rheologic to assess the influence and to find a solution that serves the interest of pilots as well as real estate development.

U
Wind speed [mph]
k
Turbulent kinetic energy [m²/s²]
BLD
BUILDING - for simulation results that include the planned buildings
span
span-wise information plane; vertical plane rotated 90° vs wind direction
stream
stream-wise information plane; vertical plane in wind direction
xxft
number of feet above ground
P1/P2/P3
reference points for landing area
target
planned buildings - these are included in all BLD-displays
buildings
all other buildings - these are included in all simulations
Zone
Zone 1-3 are start and landing zones for hang glide and paraglider pilots
Weather station
Location of the weather station as wind velocity / turbulence reference point
Nord
Indication of geographic north (black) and last-selected wind direction (blue)
A
B
C
Utah Hang- and Paragliding
Unit
Result