The "Pimple" Updated June 13th 2015

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The "Pimple" Updated June 13th 2015

Postby siteguide » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:07 pm

The "Pimple" - TVSC Website: http://members.shaw.ca/KVRC/

Direction of Launch: East. . . . . . . . Type of Flying: Thermal
Type of Site: Mtn. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Site Suitable for: HG & PG
Elevation Launch: 3300' asl . . . . . . GPS: N 50 45 31.19 W 120 31 40.42
Elevation LZ: 2000' asl . . . . . . . . . . GPS LZ:
Site Regulation: Informal . . . . . . . . Insurance: HPAC
XC Potential: Limited to None - Launch is inside the Airport Control Zone.
Location: North west of the Kamloops Airport

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

Rating Recommendations:
Mild: Nov . . . . . Moderate: Int . . . . . Strong: Adv.

Vehicle / Transportation Requirements: Any Vehicle

Description of Launch:
Slope launch into a ravine. The launch is sheltered and it is usually launchable.

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Launch Road Directions:
Drive west from Kamloops through Nth Kamloops (Tranquille) head west past the airport.
Road up to launch is part way along the north shore of Savana Lake. Launch is off a swithback or side road part way up the road.

Times to Fly: Good morning site, surprizingly good afternoon site for an east facing launch. Good in winter as road is usually plowed.

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

Inside Kamloops Airport Control Zone immediately south and east of launch.

Photo taken from directly above the Pimple Launch, overlooking the
Lac Du Bois Grasslands Protected Area overlooking Kamloops Lake, looking West South West towards Savona.

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Description of LZ:
Large fields at bottom of mountain east of the access road turnoff. Winds can be strong at lower levels.

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Other Information:
Class E Airspace above 4100' ASL. and Class E Airspace above 700' AGL. to the north and east of the site. NO XC
Re-set your altimeter to the accurate launch altitude before flying.

Call Transport Canada Flight Services Station at 250-376-7941 prior to any XC flight in the Kamloops control zone.
THIS IS A MUST. This is a top to bottom flying site. NO XC in the control zone.
FSS will require information about where you are flying from, where to, what time period, expected altitude and if you carry a radio.

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: 123.4 Mhz (Aircraft) & 173.640 Mhz, Local Club: 146.415

Site Record(s): Duration: Others: None (Airport Control Zone)

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: Scotty Meikle PG: Harold Sartorius 250-376-2198 Cell: 250-320-5438

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