Reliable ridge soaring & kiting
P2 / H2
Otto's is a desert ridge soaring site. It's arguably one of the most consistent flying sites in the state. This is a great site for new P2s to gain airtime. Typical flying times are from dawn to late morning.
The most important thing is following ridge soaring right of way rules (ridge on pilot's right, pilot has right of way). The lift band at Otto's is smaller than other ridge soaring sites. Always be aware of your surroundings.
Otto's works off the east winds generated by the valley flow each morning. It's good to see the NAM, HRRR and GFS all starting east north east at dawn and moving east then east south east as the morning progresses.