2014 Festival of Free Flight


20th Annual Festival of Free Flight : May 16-19, 2014

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 16th

  • 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 – Asif Illyas @theHall

Saturday May 17th

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 0730 – 0800
  • Pilots breakfast 8:30 am Harbourview Restaurant
  • Flying -
  • 7:00 pm – Lobster Boil – members only

Sunday May 18th

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 07:30 – 08:00
  • Pilots breakfast – 08:30 Riverside
  • Ground handling competition – Diligent River.
  • Flying -
  • 19:00 – Dinner and AGM – location TBD

Monday May 19th

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 07:30 – 08:00
  • Pilots breakfast – 08:30 Harbourview Restaurant
  • Flying -
  • Pilots leave
  • Best flying of the Festival to be had by those who remain!! :-)


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.