13th Annual 2018 Lumby Air Races
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We have secured a new LZ for the Mara Launch.
It is located at 7920 Vernon-Sicamous Hwy.
The owners are Heidi and Dave Green. They have graciously consented to landing on their property.
This LZ is suitable for both HG’s and PG’s
With that said they have a a few things that they would like us to keep in mind...
• Don’t land in the tall grass (this is a hay field) the north side of the field is generally dryer and thinner grass.
• Entrance is through a gate at the south side from the parking lot
• Please use the outhouses near the Saloon. They have children and neighbours.
• This couple also have camping and rentals available on site and they sell farm raised meat and other items lets support them as much as we can!
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The questions that pilots get from the public are vast and varied. There is, however, some standard ones like the title of this article. Here is a great video that quickly and succinctly describes the 'thermals' that we use to gain elevation and why our vertical goal is 'cloudbase'.
Keep this one bookmarked on your phone.
Sites main page...
There is also http://earth.nullschool.net/ which was the original tool and has a more uniform colour style.
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