Hidden Falls

Note: This walking trail must be used. You can no longer drive up the road.

Site Status: Open
Site Name:  Hidden Falls
Location:  5 km east of Parrsboro
Province:  Nova Scotia
   
Suitable for Hang Gliding:  Yes
Suitable for Paragliding:  Yes
   
Regulating Body:  HPAAC
Site Regulation:   
   
HPAC Rating:  Novice
Type of Site:  Coastal, Hill
Type of Flying:  Ridge and Thermal
XC Potential:  Fair
   
Description of Site:   
   
Direction of Launch:  WSW
Launch Elevation:  700′ asl, LZ: 60′ asl
Launch GPS Location:   
Launch Description: 

Walking trail must be used to get to launch. Slot facing wsw. The launch is 60′ wide and 40′ deep, basically flat and smooth. The slot extends in front of launch 100 ft. Initial vertical drop of 12 ft then 45 degree slope. Stunted hardwoods to either side of launch. Top landing is very condition dependant for PGs, not recommended for HGs.

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Landing Zone Elevation:   
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LZ Description:  LZ for both HG and PG is open field.
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Transportation:   
Specific Hazards:  The site should not be flown in a southerly flow by student or novice pilots as there is a ridge up wind that can throw off nasty stuff in the LZ
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: None (0), Rare (1),  Low (2), Good (3), Excellent (4)   
Spring:  3
Summer:  4
Fall:  3
Winter:  1
   
Recommended Ratings  
Mild Conditions:   Novice
Moderate Conditions:   Novice
Strong Conditions:   Intermediate
   
Special Skills Required:   
   
   
Other Notes:   
Radio Frequency:   HPAAC: 173.640 Mhz
   
Reviewed:  May 29, 2012

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