Cloudy Hill

Flyable wind direction:
South (S)

License:
 HKPA4

Altitude Limit:
2500ft

Airspace: 
Class G (New Town)

NO LANDING ZONE
Emergency:  Call 999 (or +852 3661 1674 when using Mainland signal for Tai Po Police)

Click on the icons to see details of takeoff/landing and walking path

Description:

Cloudy Hill is a challenging Thermal site for S winds.

The site is to the north of the territory near Tai Po with a Southerly aspect. To the East of the Take Off is the Pat Sin Range which is reachable from the Take Off if you can gain sufficient height for the initial glide.

The Take Off is on a sloping grassy surface.

Depending on the actual direction of the wind there can be lift on the Western bowl edge ( if the wind is more East ). It can take some experimenting to locate the lift on the day.

Landing Areas:

NO IDENTIFIED LANDING ZONES CURRENTLY EXIST WITHIN THE AREA

Before launching, you must:

  • Identify your target landing zone
  • Investigate the landing zone on foot for hazards
  • Optain permission from the lawful occupier of any private land you intend to land on

Limitations:

Winds to look for on the HKO website are Tai Mei Tuk with as much S as possible.

Height Limit 2500 feet = 760m

Threats:

No identified landing zone

Cloudy Hill has an sheltered Take Off area that has its own conditions that may not be all that similar to what you can experience when airborne.

To the East of Take Off there is a set of Powerlines to be avoided

To the West over the ridge there is a Large set of High Tension Power lines. If you end up on the West side of the Take Off ridge ensure you can clear these lines.

Access:

Getting to Cloudy Hill ( Taxi )– Head toward Hong Lok Yuen. Park your car and call taxi driver to take you to the top of the Hill for Take Off. In the past I have used Mr Tang ( Taxi Driver ) 9288 4571 for $200 taxi drive up. If you have a few to share the fare it is reasonable. Believe me the ride up the track to Take Off deserves the fare.

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