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  • Help Nepal

    If you have a little spare time, use your experience at looking down at mountains to help the people in Nepal, home of the world's biggest mountain, after the devastating earthquake, just by panning around in online maps and locating buildings and roads. No extra software needed. Just go to: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team's OpenStreetMap Tasking Manager site, and it'll lead you to it from there. (Select the top, highest-priority, task, hit "Contribute" then "Take a task at random", then "Start Mapping". There are instructions you can read first, if you want, but basically outline buildings and trace roads.) Or send money.

  • CANADIAN HANG GLIDING NATIONALS TO BE HELD IN LUMBY, BC, JUNE 27 TO JULY 4, 2015

    2015 marks the 9th time Lumby has been chosen as the base community for the National Hang Gliding Championships in the past 39 years, confirming that Lumby and area is one of the best places to fly gliders in Canada. In addition to generally good flying conditions and multiple launch locations around the North Okanagan, Lumby also offers a large flat landing zone at the Freedom Flight Park that can be approached safely from any direction. Organizer and Lumby Air Force Director since 1976, Randy Rauck says "The Lumby and area valleys are known for generally light winds with many warm lifting thermal pockets making it perfect for triangle racing flights that allow pilots to return to the designated landing area most of the time. MORE...

  • XCANADA 2015 IS NOW UP AND RUNNING

    This is an HPAC-sanctioned event, open to both PG and HG pilots throughout Canada, for flights anywhere within Canada.

    How do you enter?

    First off, it's free. Start by registering for the 2015 global XContest.

    After registering for the global XContest, go to register for the XCanada contest (make sure the check-button is set to 2015).

    Note that these are 2 separate contests so you must register for both, otherwise when you upload your flights they may only go into the global contest and not XCanada. As well, even if you were registered for last year's contests, you have to re-register for 2015... Read more...

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