Iron Mt. (Princeton) - Updated Jan 30th 2013

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Iron Mt. (Princeton) - Updated Jan 30th 2013

Postby siteguide » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:33 pm

Site Name: Iron Mt. - Princeton (Revised Jan 30th 2013)
- SOAR Website: http://www.members.shaw.ca/soffa/

Direction of Launch: S, E, W . . . . . . . . . . Site Suitable For: PG & HG
Type of Site: Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Type of flying: Ridge, Thermal, High Flights
Elevation Upper Launch: 3340' asl . . . . . . GPS: Upper Launch: N49° 28'25.7" W120°27'25.0"
Elevation LZ: 2150' asl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GPS LZ:
Site Regulation: Informal . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cross Country potential: Fair to excellent (North to Merrit etc or NE to Summerland)
Location: Princeton BC
- South Central British Columbia.

Flying season: Assign value 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 (4 Highest):
Spring: 4 . . . . . Summer: 3 . . . . . Fall: 4 . . . . . Winter: 2

Ratings Recommendations: Nov. Int. Adv. - All possible,
It depends if valley wind gets strong
- then beginners stick to mornings and evenings and go groundhandling.

Vehicle Requirements: 2WD

Description of launch: Excellent grassy slope. Launch and land, launch and land again and again down the slope. On-Top LZ and Training hill slopes at launch. See picture below.

Launch Road Name & Directions:
1 Km north of Princeton (heading towards Merrit) turn right immediately after the bridge onto Old Hedley Rd. Then immediately turn left onto the Princeton - Summerland Rd. 3 Km later, turn right onto Iron Mt. Rd. 5 Km to the summit.

Easy and absolutely staggeringly beautiful drive from Summerland via the Princeton - Summerland Rd (also called the Osprey / Chain Lakes Road.) Perhaps the most beautiful drive in Canada. Road Rallier's heaven.

Times to Fly - all day.

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

Canada Rasp: http://www.canadarasp.com/RASPtable.html
Windgrams: http://www.canadarasp.com/windgrams/

Description of LZ:
Numerous

Landing Road Name and Direction:

Other Information: Class "E" Airspace above 700' AGL
FIC Advanced Weather Briefing and HAGAR Notification: 1-866-WXBRIEF (1-866-992-7433)
French service: 1-866-GOMETEO (1-866-466-3836)

Princeton BC Accommodation Guide, see: http://www.princeton-bc.worldweb.com/Lodging/

There are many, many very nice and quiet BC Recreation Camping Sites in the Princeton area.

Radio Frequency: 123.4 Mhz (Aircraft) & 173.640 Mhz, Family Radio Band, Local Club frequency: 146.415

Site Record(s):
Altitude Gain: . . . . . Duration: . . . . . Open Distance: . . . . . Dog Leg: . . . . . Out & Return: . . . . . Triangle: . . . . . Race to Goal:

Primary Contacts:
PG: Rudy Schroeder rudyschroeder@REMOVE_THIShotmail.com 604-807-0623 Princeton (Osprey Lake)
HG: Peter Ehlers Tel: 250-496-5927 Cell: 250-462-0794 pedro158@REMOVE.THISyahoo.com
HG: Randy Hanes Tel: 250-498-6903 rhanes@REMOVE.THISyahoootvcablelan.net
HG: Peter Rasmussen 250-485-4044 Cell: 250-462-4270 pecosurf@REMOVE_THIShotmail.com
HG: Jeff Cooke Tel: 250-809-8836
PG: Sean Dougherty Tel: 250-497-6003 Cell: 250-286-0753 sean.dougherty@REMOVE_THISnrc.ca
PG: Russ Klatt Tel: 250-498-9425 rjklatt@REMOVE.THISftcnet.com
PG: Jim Ongena Tel: 250-486-7166 Cell: 250-486-7166 jim@REMOVE.THIScorporateheights.ca
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