Christian Valley Updated October 20th 2013

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Christian Valley Updated October 20th 2013

Postby siteguide » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:34 am

Christian Valley. See: FlyOk.ca Picture Gallery Photos.

Direction of Launch: South East. . . . . . .. Site Suitable For: PG & HG
Type of Site: Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Type of Flying: Thermal., Ridge, Glass off
Elevation Launch: 3015' asl . . . . . . . . . . GPS: N 49°12'48.20" W 118°57'23.22"
Elevation LZ: 2085' asl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GPS: N 49°13"13.00" W 118°56'14.70"
Cross Country Potential: Excellent . . . . . Rated: PG: Novice. HG: Novice.
Site Regulation: SOAR
Location: Site is east of Westbridge, which is located 13.5 km (8.5 miles)
north of Rock Creek and 35 km (22 miles) south of Beaverdell on Hwy 33.

Ratings Recommendations:
Mild Conditions: Novice . . . . Moderate conditions: Nov to Int. . . . .
Strong Conditions: Intermediate to Advanced

Flying Season: Assign value 0 1 2 3, or 4 (Best is 4)
Spring: 4 . . . . . Summer: 4 . . . . .Fall: 3 . . . . .Winter: 1+

Description of Launch:
A nice slope - Rocky but covered with tarps.

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Launch Road Name and Directions:
The turnoff to launch is 1 Km north of Westbridge on the Rock Creek to Beaverdale Rd. It is a good 2WD road.
Turn right onto it, then take the 2nd right hand turnoff into launch. Short hike in from the parking lot.

Times to Fly
All day. Afternoon & evening is the best time of day.

Soaring Information and Weather Notes:
For your HAGAR Canadian Airspace information, see: http://www3.telus.net/cschwab/viewer/ca ... space.html

Description of LZ:
Lz is one of the home airfields of the local MAAC Penticton and Summerland Model Air Clubs as well as the Kelowna Ogopogo Radio Controllers Club. Our OSA annual Fly-In happens early September annually. Right friendly folks.

Christian Valley Lz & Flight Park Camp Ground - View to the South West

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Landing Road Name and Direction:
Meeting place: Christian Valley road km 6, at the tree farm.
Take Hwy 33 to Westbridge, turn left, you are on CV road. Count 1:30 H from Kelowna.

Kettle River Model Flyers Club and LZ owner Contact Info:
Willie Hansinger 250-446-2827 hiller@REMOVE_THISvip.net
PO BOX 34 Westbride, BC V0H 2B0

Radio Recommendations:
Aircraft band 123.400. Local Club Frequency: 146.415

Other Information:
The no-fee model airshow event which is held in early September every year that used to be sponsored by the Kettle River Model Flyers.

Since 2004 HG/PG pilots participated in the model airshow held at the Hansinger's farm in mid-July and Mid September.
Good fun and great people, camping and food/drink available right at the LZ, and a nice little beach/swimming hole just up the road.
They love having us there, adding more entertainment value for the spectators.
They'll have to clear the airspace and LZ when one of us lands.

If you plan to fly the site at other times other than an event where you'll be there anyway, be sure to stop in at Hansinger's before going up to launch.
Be courteous to these wonderful people (you might be lucky enough to be offered some of Faye's fabulous pie and drinks!) so they'll continue to enjoy having us land at their field.

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