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Heli-Paragliding in Atlin Hill Climb / Atlin Frosty Frolic
March 13, 2020 @ 9:30 am - March 14, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Heli-Paragliding in Atlin
Jamie Tait has again offered to give paraglider pilots a ride up to the top of Atlin Mountain as part of the Atlin Snowmachine Hill Climb. The Helicopter can take 5 pilots/wings (flying a smaller heli for this event). The conditions are looking favourable, but… this is paragliding. There will be a base camp on the other side of the lake as part of the community event. There will be a bar-b-q, hot-dogs, hot chocolate and coffee to take a break after flying down. Multiple rides up are possible. Cost will be $75 Cash per passenger (based on 5 passengers) for initial flight to the mountain and $50 for each shuttle flight from base. There will also be a heli-shuttle to and from base camp. Pilots can also bring their snow machines and ride across the lake. The races are fun to watch. Bring you binoculars as well as snacks and something to drink. Pilots should be prepared to be self-sufficient for some time if para-waiting ensues. Non pilots are also welcome to take a scenic flight. The cost is the same. There are other events happening in town including activities, music and fun for all ages. You might want to get accommodation for the night.
Cell phones do NOT work in Atlin, but you can reach Jamie or pilots via Airband.
Air-band 123.2 (uncontrolled frequency)
Your Yukon medical will NOT cover you in BC. Ensure you have travel insurance or extended coverage.
It takes just over two hours to drive from Whitehorse to Atlin
Cost is $75 for a single lift (based on 5 pilots).
Shuttle Flights from base of Mountain are $50 (Based on 5 pilots)
Bring CASH – Pay Directly to Jamie Tait.
For details: Trevor 867-334-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermediate P2 Level or Higher due to the remoteness of and adverse conditions may be faced with.
It is expected pilots will have ability to launch in variable conditions (forward, reverse).
Have basic first aid, food and water in event you land in an isolated area.
Be prepared to be on the top of a mountain for extended periods. This means clothing, a drink and snack.
Have a Radio (Airband recommended, others can be used so long as it’s coordinated)
Paraglider packed as tightly as possible. No loose items.
There is XC Potential. Be prepared to talk to other pilots.
Be at the Airport in Atlin by 10am. Jamie will give Pilots a ride across lake and up the mountain.
If you have a snow machine, you can also take it across the lake and be picked up at the base.
We need 5 persons to make this possible, but can take as many as 8-10 persons.
Register at https://flyatlin.eventbrite.ca
(250) 651-2444 (hanger)