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Little Nic (Little Nicomen Mountain)

Below is an site description:

Region and Location:

Fraser Valley, South Western British Columbia, Canada.

13 km (8 miles) east of Mission, take Highway #7 to Dewdney Village and follow Hawkins Pickle Road east.

Launch:

Currently hike and fly only. Trail starts east of a gate on Hawkins Pickle road at the bridge across Norrish Creek. Check the end of this thread on the WCSC forum for a trail description.


Flying Season:

Best in May, good March to August, rarely flyable September to February.

Type of Site:

Mountain with both Ridge and Thermal soaring suitable for HG and PG.

Cross-Country:

Both types of wings have made it to Hope, approx. 50km (30 miles) away.

Description of Launch:

Natural slope between chute in trees. Faces WSW at 1500' (460 m) ASL. Set up for 2 gliders maximum. Becomes ridge soarable in light westerlies. You can take off from the top of the slope or the bottom. If you take off from the top then make sure your wings are level before running or you will be in the trees. Limited height so head to the LZ early!

Description of LZ:

Large open grass field at 100' (30 m) ASL. Alternate LZ is gravel area west of creek which is closer but more turbulent. You can land on the creek bed if you get low. Beware of turbulence from the trees to the west!. Main landing field will present no problems. Try to land near road so that the grass doesn't get flattened. Check to see if any streamers are present before flying.

Transportation:

No vehicle access to launch. Hike time is about 1:20
Site Regulation:

Un-regulated, contact local pilots, HPAC Insurance required.

Local Contacts:

Please contact a WCSC director for the latest information.

Other Information:

Good site but has long turn around for 1400 ft site. Resident thermal to the left of launch. Tends to drift back a lot. Be careful about losing it behind launch and to the north! Good place to learn ridge soaring and XC.
CYA132 (H) to 6000' ASL.
Radio Frequency 123.4 Mhz (Aircraft), 173.640 Mhz
Local: 146.460
Emergency Phone: 911

Last Updated:  25 May 2015