With winds from the E through S, this is one of our 'go to' awesome sites. Blessed with stunning ocean scenery and offering the best XC potential in our back yard, Phu Am rocks.
Phu Am is located just 50km to the south of our basecamp in Pranburi. On the motorway, its 45 mins door to launch. The site is a 3km ridge overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, with a launch facing south east. Directly behind the launch ridge, there is another ridge at the same elevation - which pilots use as a stepping stone before moving onto the flats to the north / north west. We at 300 Peaks think that this is the site from which a 200km flight will be soon be flown in Thailand - perhaps more.
The site was closed during the 2015 season, but it is now possible to fly here again - with permission. It is not a site where you can just rock and fly - you require a pass to fly here. The site record here is just 62.2kms at present so this is bound to be broken soon, now that permission to fly the area has been conditionally granted by the military.
SEASON: Oct-Nov, Jan-May
GPS: 11°54'26.61"N, 99°48'8.01"E
LAUNCH: Foot launch