El Nido (Clearwater) - Updated Aug 24th 2015

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El Nido (Clearwater) - Updated Aug 24th 2015

Postby Fred Wilson » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:40 am

Site Name: El Nido [b]([url=http://www.districtofclearwater.com/visitors/tourism]Clearwater BC[/url])[/b] - Updated July 23d 2014

[b]Direction of Launch:[/b] S[color=#FFFFFF]. . . . . . . . . . . . . ..[/color] [b]Site Suitable for[/b]: HG & PG
[b]Type of Site:[/b] Mtn [color=#FFFFFF]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [/color] [b]Type of Flying:[/b] Ridge soaring and Thermal
[b]Elevation Launch:[/b] 3380’ asl (1030 m)[color=#FFFFFF]. . .[/color] [b]GPS Launch:[/b]
[b]Elevation Lz:[/b] 1510’ asl (460 m)[color=#FFFFFF]. . . . . . . .[/color] [b]GPS Lz:[/b]
[b]XC Potential:[/b] Good? heading south?[color=#FFFFFF]. . . . ..[/color][b]Vertical Drop:[/b] = 570 m / 1870 ft
[b]Insurance:[/b] Open to all free flyers with HPAC insurance

[b]Location:[/b] [b]([url=http://www.districtofclearwater.com/visitors/tourism]Clearwater BC[/url])[/b] - 124 kilometers north of Kamloops
On the Yellowhead Hyw #5, in Central British Columbia

[b]Dutch Lake near Clearwater[/b]


[b]Vehicle / Transportation Requirements:[/b]
4 wheel Drive and 2 wheel cars with a higher ground clearance will make it up easily. Park @ TO.

[b]Flying Season:[/b] Assign value 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 (highest)
[b]Summer[/b] 4 [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] [b]Fall[/b] 3 [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] [b]Winter or Spring[/b] 0 - 1 (Snowmobile or Heli in.)

[b]HPAC Skill Level Recommendations:[/b] Student, Nov., Int. or Adv.
[b]Mild Conditions:[/b] Nov. / Int. [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] [b]Moderate Conditions:[/b] Intermediate [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] [b]Strong Conditions:[/b] Advanced

[b]Site Regulation:[/b] HPAC insurance. USHPA (for US Residents) Insurance OK???

[b]Description of Launch:[/b] Grassy launch
Take off: 4 gliders can set up at once, nice grassy gentle slope located in a wide cut block


[b]Directions to Launch:[/b]
A good gravel road leads you up to TO.

[b]Times to Fly:[/b] All day.

[b]Soaring Information and Weather Notes:[/b]
For your [b][url=http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=95]HAGAR[/url][/b] Canadian Airspace information, see: http://www3.telus.net/cschwab/viewer/ca ... space.html

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

[i]House Thermals, Power Line Hazards, Cross Country Tips, 2 B Cont[/i]...

[b]Description of LZ:[/b]
Big field in front of the grocery store of Birch Island.

[b]Directions to LZ:[/b]
In front of the grocery store of Birch Island.


[b]Additional Information:[/b]
Cell phone reception is poor at the flying site!!

[b][url=http://www.hellobc.com/british-columbia/accommodations/clearwater/all.aspx?KWDS=&STP=BOOKING&SDIR=ASC&NBY=False&FLID=19&PN=1]Clearwater Accommodations Guide[/url][/b]

[b]FIC Advanced Weather Briefing and HAGAR Notification: [/b]
1-866-WXBRIEF (1-866-992-7433) French service: 1-866-GOMETEO (1-866-466-3836)
For your [b][url=http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=95]HAGAR[/url][/b] Canadian Airspace information, see: http://www3.telus.net/cschwab/viewer/ca ... space.html

Radio Frequency: 145.500. Aviation Radio Frequency 123.400 MHz.

From the [b][url=http://wellsgray.ca/]Wells Grey Information Centre[/url][/b] in [b]([url=http://www.districtofclearwater.com/visitors/tourism]Clearwater[/url])[/b], drive 10.5 km North on Hwy 5.
Look for a big yellow sign that says 'Birch Island campground'.
It's a great campground for tenting and RV's with full hook ups.
This camping is at walking distance from the LZ which is right across the grocery store / liquor store / gas station at Birch Island.

[b]Recreational activities[/b]
- Wild water rafting and kayaking on the famous [b]([url=http://www.districtofclearwater.com/visitors/tourism]Clearwater[/url])[/b] river.
- Horse riding
- Amazing waterfalls in the hidden gem of BC... [b][url=http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/wells_gry/]Wells Grey Provincial Park[/url][/b] and see also: http://www.explorewellsgray.com/
- Swimming and relaxing on Dutch Lake down town Clearwater
- Canoeing on Clearwater Lake
- Hiking in the Alpine of the Trophy Mtns... and last but not least [b]PARAGLIDING[/b].

[b]Tourism Information:[/b]
[b][url=http://www.districtofclearwater.com/visitors/tourism]Clearwater Adventure Tourism[/url][/b]
[b][url=http://clearwater.travel.bc.ca/]Travel BC Canada for Clearwater[/url][/b]
[b][url=http://www.explorewellsgray.com/]Explore Wells Gray Provincial Park[/url][/b]
[b][url=http://www.ntvalley.com/clearwater/]North Thompson Valley Association[/url][/b]
[b][url=http://www.clearwaterbcchamber.com/]Clearwater & District Chamber of Commerce[/url][/b]

[b][u]Clearwater Restaurants[/u][/b]
[b]‘The Painted Turtle'[/b] = stylish great dining with a great view of the mountains on the shore of Dutch Lake (in town of Clearwater )
[b]'Flour Meadow Bakery & Cafe'[/b] 300 m from the [b][url=http://wellsgray.ca/]Wells Grey Information Centre[/url][/b] on the Clearwater Valley Road (in town of Clearwater)

[b]Site Records:[/b]
Altitude Gain: [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] Duration: [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] Open Distance: [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] Dog Leg: [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] Out & Return: [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] Triangle: [color=#FFFFFF]. . . .[/color] Race to Goal:

[b][url=http://www.westcoastsoaringclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7994]El Nido Annual Fall Fly-In Schedule[/url]:[/b] The second half of August Each Year. Times will be posted each year.

Friday 20 th @ 10.00 h = pilot meeting at the Birch Island Grocery store : site briefing, waiver signing, HPAC insurance....transportation to TO................11.00 / 19.00 h = fly all day long.

Saturday 21 th @ 10.00 h = Pilot meeting at the Birch Island Grocery store: for the new pilots: site briefing, waiver signing, HPAC insurance.....transportation to TO...............11.00 / 19.00 h = fly all day long

Sunday 22 th @ 10.00 h = Pilots meet at the Birch Island grocery store......
transportation to TO...........11.00 / 19.00 h = fly all day long

[b]El Nido Fly-In Contacts:[/b]
Sigrid and Willy: e-mail: willyrens-at-gmail.com

[b]Primary Local Contacts[/b] [color=#FFFFFF]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..[/color] [b]Northern Interior Contacts:[/b]:
PG: Willy Rens Cell: 1-250-674-1108 [color=#FFFFFF]. . . . .[/color] willyrens@gmail.com
PG: Sigrid Vermeulen

[b]Northern Interior Pilot Contacts,[/b] See the: [b][url=http://www.members.shaw.ca/kvrc/BCNorth/Contacts.html]Central Interior Luftwaffe[/url][/b]
[b][url=http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=193&club=Central%20Interior%20Luftwaffe&sortBy=City]Northern Interior HPAC Insured (and Active) Pilot Contacts[/url][/b]
See: http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=193&club=Ce ... ortBy=City
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