Long Kee Wan

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Description:
Long Kee Wan is one of two N wind sites. It is an easy site with a good landing area.
The is in the Sai Kung country park. It involves a 15 minute light-moderate hike. It has a Northerly facing ridge facing the sea with a ridge on the Right you can fly if conditions permit.
The Take Off is on a mount area on a rock and grit mixed surface.
There is reliable lift in front of Take Off and on the ridge to the right if the wind is suitable.
Landing Areas:
 
Top Landings – Are possible, but with careful planning. There are rotor conditions rear of the takeoff. .
The LZ is the large beach in front and below Take Off.
Its makes for a shorter walk to land as near as possible to the base of the Take Off Hill on the beach. You can pack up in shade under the trees.
Limitations:
 
Winds to look for on the HKO website are XXXX with as much NE as possible.
Height Limit 1000 feet = 305m
Pilot Rating:
 
Club Pilot and Student
Threats:
 
There has been cases in the past of pilots getting low when soaring the ridge on the Right and not being able to make it back to the beach resulting in a water landing.
Access:
 
Getting to Long Kee Wan ( Taxi )– Initially ask for Sai Kung Country Park. When you get to the Park Gate the taxi can go thru ok. Take the Road to the Right which goes up the hill and onto the Reservoir wall. Keep going until you are about to go down the last Reservoir wall toward the sea. Get out here and walk the track. There is a thin track leading uphill on the path to the Take Off.
(MTR / Bus) – You can catch the MTR to Choi Hung then the A1 to Sai Kung. Take a taxi from Sai Kung.