2016 Festival of Free Flight

22nd Annual Festival of Free Flight : May 20-23, 2016

The event marks the start of the flying season for many people and is the largest gathering of Maritime pilots during the year.  With over nine different potential flying sites and friendly competitions, it is a social highlight for many pilots.

Flying Sites - Festival of Free Flight


2012 Festival of Flight at Fox River
Pilots enjoying the bountiful air of the 2012 Festival of Flight at Fox River.


Flying (Friday – Monday) locations depend upon wind and weather conditions.
Location updates will be posted on white board in front of BlackRock Bistro (Main Street) and on Twitter @HPAAC – and see site map above.

Friday May 20th

  • Pilot arrival staggered throughout the day. Location of pilots will be posted on white board at the band stand across from Tim Horton’s
  • 6:30 (ish) dinner at the Glooscap
  • Community Concert – TBD @theHall

Saturday May 21st

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 0730 – 0800
  • Pilots breakfast 8:30 am (location to be determined)
  • Flying –
  • 7:00 pm – Lobster Boil – members only

Sunday May 22nd

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 07:30 – 08:00
  • Pilots breakfast – 08:30  (location to be determined)
  • Ground handling competition – Diligent River.
  • Flying –
  • 19:00 – Dinner and AGM – (location to be determined)

Monday May 23rd

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 07:30 – 08:00
  • Pilots breakfast – 08:30 (location to be determined)
  • Flying –
  • Pilots leave
  • Often the best flying of the Festival to be had by those who stick it out.


Hang Glider at High Head
Hang Glider at High Head, Nova Scotia.


Pilots from across Canada looking to visit the East should consider making the journey to Nova Scotia for this premier event.  With several days of potential flying and a lobster boil on the beach overlooking the scenic Bay of Fundy, this is a very special event.