Someone said to visit at least once a year a place we have never been before.
These islands, our islands, have many nice spots and I bet there is one you did not fly yet.
Thank you for being part of this community and sharing what you unveil along the journey.
PS: Below some of the 2017 flights
Thanks to all the cool pictures you have been sending we thought to come up with a Vancouver Island calendar for next year. The design and files are all completed. This is a small preview video to remind us all how lucky we are to experience the joy of flight on such a beautiful island. Keep sharing experiences !
In the past few weeks I have been left without car because of an accident (ouch ... !) The repair took longer than I thought and for someone that likes to break every once in a while with a quick flight in a mountain or by the ocean, it has been quite a challenge to survive without a car.
Nonetheless the community has been inspiring and especially the hike and fly lovers gave me an idea.
The flight adventures of some of our local pilots in book format. Check out the link while you can as not sure how long it will be live.
Manzanillo, Mexico by Bev Hall
This video, "pre-flight safety for paragliding free flight", produced and edited by Greg Gillam, presented the advice of Marty DiVietti monitor. This is a video produced by the Association of Free Flight United States (USHPA). The Canadian Association of Free Flight HPAC / HPAC translated it * and disseminates to its members.
ROCK THE OUTDOOR transcribed you all about Marty Divietti so you can print this page (pdf here).
"The flight safety begins on the ground. Breaches are too common in the pre-flight routines, paragliders are often lucky and come away with scratches but when the chance fails, the results can be tragic. Whether you are new experienced pilot or pilot, review your regular pre-flight procedures "
We now have a new Facebook group page. Feel free to post stories, pictures or just use it to keep in touch. This should also make it easier to plan trips, set up rides and arrange pick ups.
Here is an excerpt from one of our club pilots while spending time on some of the Gulf Islands...
Thanks Reto for the write up and pictures!
I managed to do some exploratory Para excursions into the surrounding areas which lead me to a fun and never before flown soaring site here on Cortes.
This site offers a 1 km long, 400 foot tall lift band that works best in south and south east winds.
Launch is a "cliff launch" that requires solid launch skills.
Not a place to learn!
The LZ's are, pending on the tides, large or not big at all.
Twice I was landing on small rock outcrops but at low tides the landings are totally doable.
Also went to Mt Kitchener about 6 weeks ago and had some fantastic thermal flying. This was the second time in two years that I went there and I was again "stoked" by the conditions I was met with and again, realized the potential for the XC flying this location holds.
Definitely worth a trip for the thermal enthusiasts.
New Pilot to ISS?