Broderick Lane



Site Status: Open
Site Name: Broderick Lane
Location: Five Islands, Lighthouse Park
Province: Nova Scotia
Suitable for Hang Gliding: No
Suitable for Paragliding: Yes
Regulating Body: HPAAC
Site Regulation: Informal. HPAC Insurance and Local Club Waiver required.
HPAC Rating: Novice
Type of Site: Coastal
Type of Flying: Ridge
XC Potential: No
Description of Site: Fairly low (25′) ridge in front of large open fields with view of Five Islands. Beyond the end of the field to the west the ridge continues for approx 1/2 km and is higher with tall trees along the ridge so additional height can be obtained.
Direction of Launch: SW
Launch Elevation: 25′
Launch GPS Location: 45.40487, -64.0881
Launch Description: Large flat field with long natural grass.
Launch Site Rating: Novice
Transportation: Parking lot for the Five Islands lightohouse is right next to the field.
Specific Hazards: The ridge is not very high and the wind can be cross at times, so the lift band can be narrow.
Tips and Hints: Times to Fly: All day in winds 20 – 30 Km/hr from the sw. During most of the year it is advised to fly when the tide permits beach landing as an alternate LZ.
Landing Zone Elevation:
Landing Zone GPS:
LZ Description: Top land in the field, or land on the beach.
LZ Site Rating: Novice
Specific Hazards: If landing on beach, be aware of tides.
Tips and Hints:
Site Fee:
Local Contact 1: PG: Michael Fuller.Tel. 902-254-2972 or 254-3788
Local Contact 2: PG: Brian Wheaton.Tel. 902 254-2583
Seasonal Flying Potential: 0=None, 1=Rare, 2=Low, 3=Good, 4=Excellent
Spring: 1
Summer: 3
Fall: 3
Winter: 1
Recommended Ratings
Mild Conditions: Beginner (with Instructor)
Moderate Conditions: Novice
Strong Conditions: Novice
Special Skills Required:
Other Notes: The Bay of Fundy exhibits a phenomenal tidal range. At certain phases of the moon the high tide can reach the base of the cliffs. Low tide is equally exaggerated.
Radio Frequency: HPAAC: 173.640 Mhz
Reviewed: April 25, 2017