LongSword LZ Rules

IMPORTANT!

This LZ is only open on days and hours when the tasting room is open.
It is currently closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. When it is closed or in emergency situations such as convergence
at the Hunter LZ use Phil’s farm LZ for landings. See Phil’s Farm site guide.

Current tasting room hours as of June 2024

Thursday-Sunday 12 -5 pm

Pilots may generally enter the property to position a retrieve car as early as 11:00 am on days Longsword is open at 12 pm.

Check https://www.longswordvineyard.com/  for the latest open hours and concert dates.

Visiting pilots must obtain a briefing by a local pilot prior to landing at LongSword.

Pilots wishing to land at LongSword must agree to follow all LongSword’s rules.

Sheep, chickens and geese have right of way. Use extra caution entering and leaving the pilot parking area.

 

LongSword Rules

  • Visiting pilots must have approval from a local pilot  familiar with LongSword rules prior to landing at LongSword.  
  • All pilots landing at LongSword must be current USHPA and RVHPA club members.
  • Strictly enforced speed limit of 5 mph on gravel road – violators may lose landing privileges on the spot if caught speeding!
  • Use caution to avoid running over geese, chickens and sheep which occasionally block the road. Any pilot injuring an animal will lose their landing rights permanently.
  • If you inadvertently damage an object on the property please notify Matt or LongSword staff when it happens.  Don’t just drive off.
  • Park only in the designated pilot parking area to the west of the tasting room. Do not park in front of the tasting room.
  • Be courteous, polite, and do not swear, curse, or speak at a volume that tasting room customers would find offensive: LongSword is a business with customers present at all times.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be brought on to the property due to Oregon LCC regulations. Beer and wine are available from the tasting room.
  • If visiting the tasting room, enter the same way customers do and leave the best patio seating for the vineyard’s wine tasting customers.
  • Do not take wings or gear onto the patio area.
  • No smoking is allowed except in the gravel area in front of the tasting room
  • No dogs allowed off leash.
  • No littering. Please pick up any litter you see.
  • The parking area will not open before 11:00 AM and all pilots must be off the LongSword property by 6:00 PM or sunset– whichever is earlier.
  • The beach area is for packing up and for waiting for transportation.  It is not a hangout. Please do not stay to chat unless you are buying a glass of wine or another beverage from the tasting room.
  • DO NOT enter the property if the gate at Hwy 238 is closed.

Latest update:
6/16/2024  by Dan Wells