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2017 Festival of Free Flight

23rd Annual Festival of Free Flight : May 19-22, 2017

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.

 2017 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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 19

  • Pilot arrival staggered throughout the day. Location of pilots will be posted on white board at the Black Rock Bistro on Main Street
  • 6:30 (ish) dinner – Location At Black Rock Bistro.
  • Evening Entertainment – Bluescale Jazz Trio

Saturday May 20

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 0730 – 0800
  • Pilots breakfast 8:30 am @ Black Tock Bistro
  • Flying – Check the white board for locations (dependent on wind conditions)
  • 7:00 pm – Lobster Boil – members only

Sunday May 21

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 07:30 – 08:00
  • Pilots breakfast – 08:30 @ Black Rock Bistro
  • Flying – Check the white board for locations (dependent on wind conditions)
  • 18:30 – Dinner and AGM – Harbour View Restaurant

Monday May 22

  • Paramotor demo at the Pier 07:30 – 08:00
  • Pilots breakfast – 08:30 @ Black Rock Bistro
  • Flying -Check the white board for locations (dependent on wind conditions)
  • Pilots leave throughout the day
  • 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.