Ridge soaring the northeast plains
Eastern Plains Free Flight
158.400 DCS 23
As the "Otto's of the East", Pawnee is primarily a ridge soaring site. It's far enough out on the plains that the wind can be smooth and laminar and provide hours of airtime, even for brand-new pilots. Thermals do happen and pilots have occasionally had thermic flights.
This is also one of the better places for towing. If you have a rig and are looking for long straight roads with very little car traffic, this area is good to explore.
Lots of free camping is possible on public lands, some quite close to flying sites.