Special Skills Sign Off Recommendations: - Need to have strong launching skills at upper launch. Always double check for sticks in your lines!
Vehicle Requirements: Good 2WD to the Fly Hills (upper) Launch. High Clearance 2WD for the short roads into the lower and mid launches.
Description of Launch: Upper Launch is large enough to set up several gliders. It has an excellent slope. Go easy on 2015 freshly seeded grass areas. Mid Launch is carpeted.
Directions to Launch: West of Salmon Arm turn south off of Hyw #1 onto 10 Ave SW which becomes 50 St SW. Turn West onto Christianson Rd. Follow Road turnoffs here: http://goo.gl/maps/6f03S up to launch.
0.0 km: Fly Hills Main - Gravel Rd starts; 1.i Km. Lower Launch; 2,700' asl 7.7 Km. Mid Launch: 3,400' asl short hike up to rock knob launch. Not handicapped accessible; 11.6 Km: Take the Left fork; 13.0 Km. Upper Launch: Skidoo / Parking lot; 13.1 km. Beautiful Paraglider Metal Gate marks start of the 70m downhill path to launch.
Times to Fly: All day. East facing sites are best from EARLY morning to mid afternoon.
There are several locations nearby that are well known as sink / no thermal areas: - Example: The ridge on the east side of the valley from well north of the Stoney Creek Launch (West facing launch) to Mt Ida in Salmon Arm.
The Salmon Arm area is known for big sink at times. Fly Hills on Westerly flow days is known for its lessons in lee-side wind conditions.
XC from Fly Hills, Salmon Arm to Vernon BC, thanks to Richard Bruneau
Description of LZ: (Add informative Photo) Large Farm Field. Has high crops at some times of the year. Alternate LZ is 1 Km past Ken's Fly Hills Flight Park, continuing on on 30th Ave SW past Ken's place.
Directions to LZ: South of the Christianson Rd turnoff to launch. Road turnoffs here: http://goo.gl/maps/esQZ8. LZ is located at 6820 30 Ave SW Salmon Arm BC V1E3C3 Contact Ken Steiner and check out the LZ before flying here.
Other Information: Regular work parties have made impressive improvements to the (large) upper launch. Blueberry picking on launch mid July to early August.
From the Flyhills LZ 6820 30th ave SW Salmon Arm BC
Hello to all,
In order to maintain some sort of legal security I have come up with a course of action that will allow me to feel fairly comfortable in not losing my place or my shirt by allowing the public to use my property as a landing zone.
In order to make this happen I do need the help of ALL who intend to land or "set foot" (legality) on my property by signing a waiver that I have provided on the Billboard both on my property and up at Flyhills top launch. I have also posted info on the Flyok LINE app.
Please sign the waiver and do your best to get a paper copy in my hand so that I can file it. Please encourage others to sign the waiver as well. Your cooperation is my security in dealing with that one bad apple through our justice system.
Here is a google drive link to the Flyhills LZ waiver: