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Coopers Launch is directly NW of the town of Lumby and is one of the most secure flying sites in Canada thanks to the efforts of the Lumby Air Force. All pilots must be HPAC Insured or equivalent and have signed the HPAC and L.A.F. Waiver. The Lumby Air force has secured
an Alternate EMERGENCY or BOMB-OUT LZ at the base of the mountain as shown in this photo .
The airspace all around Coopers is Class F designated Airspace for Hang Gliding and Aerobatics to 6000 ft asl . No HAGAR Required. The ceilings are raised up-to 12500 ft with NOTAMS during official meets.

 

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Dirt (corn) field center right and first two green fields to left of it are the only LAF Official Bomb out Fields below launch.

Please do not land in the corn after the end of June.

A windsock or streamers should  be on fence line to the left of the third field (main year round bomb out field). Check before launching.

Entrance to the main bomb out field is via Hurt road. Please move to road before breakdown and do no drive in fields.

 

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The only LAF authorized Landing Zone is at the Rauck farm (The Lumby Air
Park Ltd.) All other landing areas require advance permission except the emergency alternate landing as designated in the above two photos.

 

 

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A new South and South West facing launches will open June 2007 and will
compliment the present launches to the North East, East and South East.
Coopers is a morning and early afternoon site and Saddle Mountain, directly
across from Coopers, usually starts to work around noon till dark.

 

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Coopers Launch looking east towards Shuswap Falls at the east end of the valley.

 

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Looking south from Coopers down Lumby Ridge towards the town of Lumby.
The house thermals are in front of launch and
directly to the right (south) of launch during southerly flows.
    
   

 

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Looking south down towards the main LZ in the valley between Coopers and
the town of Lumby.

 

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Coopers Launch looking SE towards Saddle Mt's launches.

 

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Another view of Saddle Mt's and its launches

 

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Coopers Launch looking east

 

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This winter photo shows the XC route from Camels Hump towards Vernon. 

 

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The Canadian Hang Gliding and Paragliding Nationals were based in Lumby
in 2002,2003,2004 and 2005. One of the pilots' briefings from the 2003
Nationals is shown here where pilots activate waypoints in their GPS
navigation equipment.

 

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2003 Canadian National Hang Gliding Championships Awards

 


Randy Rauck, Director Lumby Air Force. Started flying Hang Gliders in
1976. Certified HPAC Hang Gliding instructor. Certified Ultralight
Instructor. Licensed Private pilot.

 

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Leo Salvas,
a founder of the Lumby Air Force. Started Flying Hang Gliders in 1975
ParaGliders in 2003. Inspired many people to start flying in the Lumby
Valley and helped develop many new flying sites.

 

 


Peter Warnes, Director Lumby Air Force Started flying Hang Gliders in 1977
The Lumby Air Force has put decades of work into the flying sites in this area.
Peter was responsible for a tremendous amount of road work and launch development.

 

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Coopers Launch is a superb flying site. We hope you will come fly with us some day.
Read the
policies and procedures for the flying site here.