In Azerbaijan, the mountain range immediately to the north of Baku looks very promising. The mountains are the foothills of the Caucasus that rises from the Caspian. The range runs parallel to the sea-line and rises up to about 1600 meters less than 10 kilometers from the shore. The conditions appear highly favorable.
The range starts about 15 kilometers north, with potentially very attractive flying around Xizi and Siyazan.
Azeris have suggested that the southern town of Lenkoran, close to the Iranian border may be a great place to fly. The town lies on the Caspian and the mountains rise just behind it.
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