Sugarloaf (Merritt)

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Sugarloaf (Merritt)

Postby siteguide » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:38 pm

Sugarloaf (Merritt) - Merritt Airport Webcam

Direction of Launch: West, South . . . .Type of Site: Training Hill, Hill,
Site Suitable for: H&P . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Type of Flying: Thermal / Training
Elevation Launch: 4,025' Asl . . . . . . . GPS Launch: 50° 6'38.67"N 120°38'32.45"W
Elevation LZ: 2,525' Asl . . . . . . . . . . . GPS Lz: 50° 7'3.80"N 120°42'0.60"W
Do Not Land Here: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GPS NO: N ................... W ............
Site Regulation: Informal, None
XC Potential: Fair
Insurance: HPAC (or USHPA for US residents) required.

General Location:
10 Km East of Merritt, North of Hyw #5

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

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

Vehicle Requirements:
2WD or High Clearance 4WD.
One hill near the end is steep.
The road up to sugar loaf has muddy spots at times...impassable for two wheel drive.
Please don't spin the mud ruts deeper.

Description of Launch:
Bare grassy west facing slopes

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Directions to Launch: http://www.kamloopstrails.net/sugarloaf-mountain/
Southeast of Merritt, access is from Highway 5A/97C (Kamloops-Princeton Highway) via Lundbom Lake Road.
Once you leave Merritt head up the hill on highway 5A towards Kelowna.
Just at the top of the hill you will see the truck chain up area.
Drive about a half kilometre further and the road will be on your left.
Turn there and drive for about 3 km until you are about halfway along Lundbom Lake.
Turn left here and drive NW to Hamilton Lake and look for the rough track heading up at the far end to Sugarloaf Mt.

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Times to Fly:

Soaring Information and Weather Notes: (Add informative Photo)
Major power lines below.
Site photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/118282382908807026281/Merritt
For your HAGAR Canadian Airspace information, see: http://www3.telus.net/cschwab/viewer/ca ... space.html

Description of LZ: (Add informative Photo)
Windsock is between the large rectangular hay field and the first round one.
Land where the long oblong hay field and 1st circle field meet.
(There are two round fields and then a little square one below launch.)

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Directions to LZ:
Ranchland Rd. near to, just east of the Coquihalla interchange. Difficult to find.

Other Information: (Include Annual Events, Turbulence Indicators, Airspace Restrictions, Accommodation Guide etc.)

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:
HG: Cecilia Dyck 250-315-0022 gcdyck@REMOVE_THIShotmail.com - HG
HG: Jo McKenna 250-378-3472 Cell: 250-315-5808 jcmckenna@REMOVE_THISshaw.ca - HG (Lower Nicola)

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(The following is removed from the Site guide information to be set aside in Club Documentation Archives Files.)
LZ (and/or Launch) owner contact information:
Name:
Address:
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Annual Fees or Expression of Appreciation:
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