An extreme aerotrekking club
Aerotrekking is the sport of long distance (greater than
50 miles), low altitude (less than 50 feet), open-air kite-plane
flying. See The
American Aerotrekking Society
for a detailed description
of the sport.
Extreme aerotrekking is low altitude flying on level 5 routes,
as defined by the national society. These routes include
narrow, twisting canyons (less than 300 feet wide at their
narrowest) that require bank angles in excess of 45 degrees
in order to negotiate, and climb rates in excess of 400
feet per minute, at 50 mph, in order to clear barriers or
to exit the canyon (from the point that the barrier is first
observable). Extreme routes are for extreme pilots only.
The Canyon Runners have been creating and flying extreme
trek routes for three years, with no injury accidents. We
have 23 members and operate from Animus, New Mexico, just
20 miles from the fabled Rodeo Plains. We have created a
number of routes that rank in the level 3 and level 4 category,
as well as a large number of level 5 routes. Aside from
, we are the only other level 5 aerotrekking
club in America.
The pictures on this page are from our treks, and show a
variety of route segments and difficulties.