Your membership helps the community to take care of our flying sites. This usually consists of launch clean up, mowing, various improvements, bush whacking etc. We would like to specifically thank some folks for their diligence in helping out
Anne Magnusun and Steve Beals weed whacking at Mara
Steve for cleaning up Coopers launch and everyone else who has contributed their time to site maintenance around the North Okanagan. All of the club appreciate your time and effort and passion for this sport.
Every year BCHPA (BC Hangliding and Paragliding Association) holds their annual meeting in a different location in the province. This year they have decided on Vernon and will be holding their board meeting in conjunction with ours on Sunday November 17, 2019. This is the time to come and meet the board members as well as ask your questions and present your ideas.
If you are a paid member of HPAC then some of the funds that we pay go to BCHPA to help support the free flying community in BC. They are the organization that is helping us fund some of the cost for our weather stations and have also provided funds for Mara launch improvement, Flyhills launch build and I believe some funds were contributed to King Eddie for launch improvement as well as Coopers.
Don't miss this special meeting in Vernon
Alexander's Beach Pub
12408 Kalamalka Road
Meeting will start at 7:15
Due to the size of the meeting we may have to change the venue. We will keep everyone posted.
NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019
This is our end of year celebration/meeting. We will be deciding on awards, board member appointments, discussing goals for next year, updates on this years stuff and generally having a great time. Everyone that paraglides in the North Okanagan is welcome to come. Only paid members can vote. Please if you have any pics from flying this year please give them to Don Herras as he likes to do a slide show for us.
ALEXANDER'S BEACH PUB
12408 Kalamalka Lake Rd
upstairs in the meeting room
Meeting starts at 7:15 pm
Come early if you would like to have dinner
For some of the awards and if you want to be in the running please upload flight logs. Contact Richard Brunneau to find out where and how to do that.
Why Nine Ravens? You'll have to ask Eddy.
In conjunction with Okanagan Soaring Association, Eddy Rivera is hosting a Fly-In at King Eddy Mountain, Vernon B.C. This is the first fly-in 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 Eddy is located at the end of the Coldstream Ranch cornfield off Hwy 6.
King Eddy 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 Eddy 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, $50 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. Address is: 249 Mabel Lake Rd, Lumby BC, V0E 2G5.
PARAGLIDE CANADA where Glenn Derouin has generously opened up his property for camping at $10 per person. I imagine he has wifi but please check with him. Address is: 6857 Hwy 6, Coldstream BC, V1B 3H1.
LUMBY LION'S CAMPGROUND is located in Lumby. They have laundry facilities and showers. Address is: 2215 Shields Ave., Lumby BC V0E 2G0.
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.
Hey everyone! You guys rock!
We've collected $845 in donations for Weather Stations so far. Thanks all
14th Annual 2019 Lumby Air Races
Bring your stories and pictures from your winter flycations!
Its time to cover any business before while the big flying kicks in!
If you would like anything added to the agenda please contact:
OSA President - FlyOKPresident@gmail.com
OSA VicePresident -FlyOKVPresident@gmail.com
Thank you and hope to see you there.
Please come and support the club.
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See the EVENTS page for our next meeting.