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.
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