Strawberry Hill (Dome) - CLOSED June 13th 2015

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Strawberry Hill (Dome) - CLOSED June 13th 2015

Postby Fred Wilson » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:51 pm

Site Name: Strawberry Hill (The Dome) - CLOSED MAY 10th 2015

Strawberry Hill (The Dome) is a HYPERSENSITIVE site. - won and lost several times.

1. Commercial School Use is NOT PERMITTED.
2. Guest Visitor pilots only in presence of a club member.
- until the club and the TK'emlups Indian Band. say otherwise.
3. This holds true for all First Nations land of the TK'emlups Indian Band.
See Closed Sites and Secret Sites.

Direction of Launch: West . . . . . . . . . ..Type of Site: Hill
Site Suitable for: H&P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Type of Flying: Ridge and Thermal ± Novice
Elevation Lower Launch: ' 1900' Asl . ..GPS Launch: N 50° 46' 02.30" W 12019'10.90"
Elevation Mid Launch: ' 2485' Asl . . . ..GPS Launch: N 50°45' 07.20" W 120°19'04.24"
Elevation Upper Launch: ' 3010' Asl . ..GPS Launch: N 50° 45' 47.70" W 12019'02.95"
Elevation LZ: ' Asl 1185' . . . . . . . . . . .. GPS LZ: N 50° 44' 53.60" W 120°20'0910"
Site Regulation: Formal. . . . . . . . . . . . . XC Potential: Good to Excellent @ HAGAR
Insurance: HPAC Insurance: Required . . General Location: Nth of Kamloops on Hyw 5
Do Not Land Here: Anywhere on the river side CPR Railway Lines. They call 911 about an accident report every time.

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

Ratings Recommendations: Student, High Flights, Novice, Intermediate or Advanced.
Mild Conditions: Novice . . . . . Moderate Conditions: Nov - Int. . . . . .Strong Conditions: Int to Advanced

Special Skills Sign Off Recommendations: None. Enjoy!
See: http://www.ushpa.aero/ratings_table.asp

Guest Visitor pilots only in presence of a club member.

Commercial School Use is NOT PERMITTED.
- Strawberry Hill (The Dome) can be used for low airtime pilots as a training hill.

Vehicle Requirements:
4WD
High Clearance 4WD with a VERY GOOD low gear is required to get to upper launch.

Description of Launches:
Lower Launch is accessible in the winter
For which it is admirably suited for Novice etc refresher flights.

Mid Launch is our Primary Launch, a Large, Nice Grassy Slope.
- A "No Excuses Possible" launch site.

Upper Launch is only 160 m above mid launch. 2 turns in the house thermal there.

..The 4WD road section to upper launch is TERRIBLE and deteriorating RAPIDLY.
- So Upper Launch road use is RESERVED for very very stable days.

Strawberry Hill aka "The Dome" Video of the Launch Area:

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Directions to Launch:
East of Kamloops, North of Highway #1 - turn off heading east up the hill at Little Dome Road.
- Exact directions are NOT provided because Visiting Pilots MUST be guided by a local club member.
- This is a condition set by the Landowner: The TK'emlups Indian Band.

Times to Fly:
All day given adequate wind direction. West facing so afternoons are better.

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

- The launch site and LZ are INSIDE the Kamloops Airport Terminal Control Zone

House thermals are found to the left of launch.
Watch out for Power Lines near the LZ and running up the mountain to the right of launch.

Kamloops to Little Dome flying site WebCam

View of the XC Route to the South and South-West towards Kamloops.

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View of the XC Route to the South looking at Mt Peter / Mt Paul.

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View of the XC Route to the North towards Barriere and Sun Peaks.

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View looking east towards the Dome:

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Description of LZ: (Informative Photo Needed.)
Below the Little Dome Road turnoff. Park at the truck rest stop.
A short walk down to the LZ.

Directions to LZ:
South of Little Dome Rd, heading to Kamloops, park in the Truck Stop pull over, just south of launch. Short hike down to the LZ.
- Exact directions are NOT provided because Visiting Pilots MUST be guided by a local club member.

Other Information: (Include Annual Events, Turbulence Indicators, Airspace Restrictions, Accommodation Guide etc.)
All visiting pilots are required to check in with the local pilots as there will be a waiver required prior to flying.

Again, Commercial School Use is :eagle: NOT PERMITTED.

Site Records: . . . . . . Altitude Gain: . . . . . . . . . . Duration: . . . . . . . . . . Open Distance:
Dog Leg: . . . . . . . . . .Out & Return: . . . . . . . . . . Triangle: . . . . . . . . . . .Race to Goal:

FIC Advanced Weather Briefing and HAGAR Notification:
1-866-WXBRIEF (1-866-992-7433) French service: 1-866-GOMETEO (1-866-466-3836)

Radio Frequency: 123.400 Mhz (Aircraft) & Family Radio Band, & 173.640 Mhz, Local Club Frequency: 146.415

Regulating Body:

Primary Local Contacts: . . . Regulating Body: Thompson Valley Soaring Club (TVRC)

HG: Dave Wagner Tel 250-579-9182 dave_wagner@REMOVE.THIStelus.net
HG: Lawrence Barichello 250-372-8459 lawrence-b@REMOVE.THIS4warding.com
PG: Terry Butcher Cell: 250-320-0103 tsbutcher@REMOVE.THISgmail.com
PG: Harold Sartorius Cell: 250-320-5438 island75@REMOVE.THISgmail.com
PG: Les Martin Cell: 250-572-4669 flybikebum@REMOVE.THISgmail.com

Other Informative Photos:

View of the XC Route to the east from Kamloops to Chase.
Photo looking east from North of Barnhartvale, over the Golf Course.
Chase is way off in the distance to the east.
Speargrass launch is almost immediately below,
Pritchard Launch is closer to the end of the ridge to the east.

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(This information is for use by the CLUB AUTHORIZED CONTACT PERSON USE ONLY.)
LZ (and/or Launch) owner contact information:
Name: TK'emlups Indian Band.
Address: 200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way Kamloops BC V2H 1H1
Cell:
Fax: 250-372-8833
Email: http://www.tkemlups.ca/contact
Annual Fees or Expression of Appreciation:
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