Jacob Brunning uploaded a four-minute video "Hike and Fly" this week showing some of the spectacular views of West Kelowna he gets while paragliding. Filmed last fall around Trader's Cove above Westside Road and includes footage of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains. Full Story...
• Parking is provided at the farm please park as directed.
• 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!
The 12th Annual Lumby Air Races
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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.
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There is also http://earth.nullschool.net/ which was the original tool and has a more uniform colour style.
On Mon our trip started in Edmonton with me (Evo) being logged in my XCskies and looking for potential good XC weather in the mountains and my brother driving. First target was Golden,BC but rainy weather slashed our XC dreams for next day. So we continued to long missed Okanagan.
Forecast was looking great for Lumby with excellent laps rate and wind direction for a potential flight to Revy. Between Revy and Vernon we were planning the flight and potential routes in regards to conditions. Arriving late in Kelowna went to bed tired but full of good dreams for next day.
Tues June 4-th woke up and looked outside. At 9am nice puffy cumulus clouds were building already. We loaded our gear and headed out to Coopers. By the way the day was looking our dreams for an epic flight were one step closer. We caught a ride with cool HG pilots at Randy's place and Fred was kind enough to drive the truck down. On launch there was 7-8 pilots waiting for conditions to pick up. By the time we got ready fairly good cycles started coming. We launched a bit after noon time. Alex on Gradient Avax XC3 (an classic EN-D wing) and me on my new baby Aircross U6 Comp wing(a second generation true 2 riser design).
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This website is operated by the Okanagan Soaring Association which encompasses most of the Okanagan and the Kamloops regions. It is a place for hang glider and paraglider pilots and students to share news, tall tales and general information free flight in this fantastic locale. Ttruly, some of the best flying in Canada!
See the EVENTS page for our next meeting.