Blanchard, located at the north end of the Skagit valley, is an excellent site for P2 + pilots.
Overlooking Samish Bay, the view from the west launch includes the San Juan and Gulf
Islands. Moving to the south launch two hundred feet away, completes the panorama
from the blue waters of the San Juan Islands to the ever changing patchwork quilt of
farmland tucking in the northern Skagit Valley. It's a great area to explore in the unlikely
event you are unable to launch. There may not be a more relaxing plact to fly.
Because of its easy access and short 20 minute turn around, Blanchard is good, even if
only for sledders. With a driver you can do sled rides all day, so it's a good place for
newer pilots to practice launches and landings.
Flying towards San Juan Islands.
Photo by Nancy Kennedy