Buffalo Mountain, Talihina Oklahoma

Vertical 1100’
Launchable SSW-SSE

Launch 34.7500 -95.1400
LZ 34.7330 -95.1471

Ratings and Skills:
    1. West slope launch: H3/P3 plus special skills FL (Foot Launch)
    2. Middle cliff launch: H4/P4 plus special skills FL & CL (Foot & Cliff Launch)
    3. East slope launch: H3/P2 plus special skills FL (Foot Launch)  P2's have some special limitations.  Please contact the BMF.


Buffalo Mountain is located west of Talihina on Hwy.  Access is by way of a (4) mile county maintained dirt road (Buffalo Mountain Road) which is accessed next to the Choctaw Indian Hospital.

The original launch (#1 West slope) is owned by Mel Hair.  He requires that vehicles park outside the bump gate when the ground is muddy. Absolutely no tree cutting is allowed unless Mel is present to give direction. A kiosk is located on launch with site map and additional information.

The other two launches are just to the east of the wooded west slope launch.  In its current configuration the bluff/cliff launch (#2) is Advanced rated w/cliff sign-off and should not be flown in light winds.

The main LZ is SSW of launch and is owned by Ken Cobb.

Access to the main LZ is via Tidwell Rd, north off of Hwy 1. When parking, please consider the wind direction and approach path of low flying aircraft.  Camping is available on the mountain and the landing field. Be careful with fires. Use pits where they exist. Absolutely NO fireworks.

Do NOT land in the area marked red, it is private land and trespassing for any reason is NOT allowed.

Buffalo Mountain LZ

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