High Head

Checking the wind – looking north toward Northumberland Strait

Site Status: Open
Site Name: High head
Location: Wentworth Valley
Province: Nova Scotia
Suitable for Hang Gliding: Yes
Suitable for Paragliding: Yes
Regulating Body: HPAAC
Site Regulation: HPAC membership required. Log book.
HPAC Rating: Novice
Type of Site: Hill
Type of Flying: Ridge, Thermal.
XC Potential: Yes. Excellent
Description of Site: The site consists of a hill top launch of tree covered hillside that offers good thermal opportunities when conditions are appropriate.
Direction of Launch: NW
Launch Elevation: 1200′ asl
Launch GPS Location:
Launch Description: 40′ wide and 50′ deep grass area. No Motorized Vehicles are allowed on the trails leading to High Head.
Launch Site Rating:
Transportation: No Motorized Vehicles are allowed on the trails leading to High Head.
Specific Hazards:
Tips and Hints:
Landing Zone Elevation: 200′ asl
Landing Zone GPS:
LZ Description: Large open fields with several other usable fields nearby. Some of these fields could be in crop. Best to check with the landowners in the LZ before heading up to launch.
LZ Site Rating:
Specific Hazards:
Tips and Hints:
Site Fee:
Local Contact 1: PG: Michael FullerTel. 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: 2
Summer: 4
Fall: 3
Winter: 0
Recommended Ratings
Mild Conditions: Student (with Instructor)
Moderate Conditions: Novice
Strong Conditions: Intermediate
Special Skills Required:
Other Notes:
Radio Frequency: HPAAC: 173.640 Mhz
Reviewed: May 20, 2018

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