In conjunction with Okanagan Soaring Association, Eddie Rivera is hosting a Flyin at King Eddie Mountain, Vernon B.C. This is the first flyin in some years to happen at King Eddie and was host to a number of hang glider events such as the Canadian National Hang Gliding Competition.
King Eddie is a great morning and afternoon flying site and can work up until sunset with some great convergence in the evenings. There is an upper and lower launch and it is an easy flight to Glenn's from upper launch. The road to the launch entrance is well maintained and can be accessed by car. Once you reach the launch entrance you will need to hike up or go up in a truck. The hike from the main road is an easy 10 minute hike.
DATE: Saturday August 31 - Sunday September 1, 2019
FEE: $15 per person
PILOT MEETING: King Eddie LZ 11:00 am Saturday and Sunday mornings
OSA (or reciprocal) membership and HPAC required
All paragliding and hang gliding pilots, P2, H2 and up are welcome. If you are from out of country there is a visiting pilots fee and temporary HPAC is required regardless of what your country membership says. This is to make sure you are covered under HPAC insurance.
The tasks will be best distance over two days with a spot landing competition on Sunday. BBQ will be held at Glenn Derouin's, Paraglide Canada at 7 pm.
BYO food, drinks and chairs. There will be a bbq available for cooking.
There will be local camping available at Freedom Flight Park which Randy Rauck graciously offered, there is a camping fee there, $20 per night for tenting or sleeping in your car, $40 for campers and trailers. There is free wifi at the pilots lounge. If you want to spend time at Randy's flying there is a visitors fee. Lumby Lion's Campground is also located in Lumby. They have laundry facilities and showers. There are other campgrounds around the area but these are the closest ones.
If anyone in the Lumby Lavington area has available space for camping please let us know through email or Facebook Messenger, or contact us through our contact info on this site. We look forward to having you all there.