Flyable wind direction 場地可飛風向:
Required pilot rating飛行員資歷要求:
|CONTROLLED AIRSPACE ABOVE 2000ft MULTIPLE LZ HAZARDS; BRIEFING REQUIRED|
|Emergency: Call 999|
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Ma On Shan is one of the best sites we have in Hong Kong. It has a varied landscape with Ridge Soaring and a Mountain section. There is good potential on good days for limited XC and a number of landing options.
On good days – light east winds and clear skies, it produces good thermals that can easily take the pilot to the height limit of the site.在弱東風和晴朗的天空，會產生良好的熱氣流，很容易將飛行員帶到場地的高度極限。
Top landings are easily achieved along the main ridge with 2 or 3 regular landing areas along with the main Take Off and Landing area.
There is good lift on weak days in the bowl at the North end of the ridge next to Pyramid Hill which can help you up the face of Pyramid Hill.
LZ BRIEFING REQUIRED BEFORE FLIGHT
Beware of going too far behind the ridge due to Rotor created approximately rear of the path on the tree line at the Main TakeOff area.由於亂流區在主起飛區後面，在進行降落消高程序時請勿超越樹線。
Landings Prohibited at Sha Kok Mei
The landowner has withdrawn permission for landings at Sha Kok Mei. Additionally, CAD advises that Sha Kok Mei is outside the boundaries of the Ma On Shan paragliding area. Do not launch with the intention of landing outside the paragliding area.
Winds to look for on the HKO website are Tates Cairn 15-25km ENE to SE and Sai Kung E to SE 10km+
MA ON SHAN BECOMES UNFLYABLE IF THE WIND TURNS NORTHERLY
Height Limit 2500 feet = 760m
Site is directly under the landing flight path for HK International Airport. Strictly observe altitude limits.
Radio Controlled Model Aircraft fly the same site as the Paragliders. Keep safety distance and courtesy toward the Model Plane pilots is needed. Try to avoid flying directly in front on the ridge when they are operating.
If the wind is 25+kmph the lift generated on the ridge can make it difficult to Top Land. You have to position below the ridge on your approach and get lifted up to an appropriate height for landing while making your into wind turns for the actual landing whilst avoiding going too far rear and entering the rotor.
If the lift is weak and you are only just maintaining height on the ridge, try the bowl as mentioned above and if that does not get you any height, it is often a good idea to Top Land anywhere on the ridge and wait for better conditions rather than struggle and get below ridge height limiting your options for landing.
For Ma On Shan / Sha Tin side (25 Min Easy Walk up) - Following the map up to Ma On Shan Tsuen, come to the top of the road where the park is, veer to the right, down and across the bridge. Stay on this road to the carpark. It is up the steep bit at the end. The path is at the far end of the carpark. When you get to the Pagoda go straight ahead. You can see the ridge from the Pagoda. Keep walking until the open are which is the Main Take Off.
For Sai Kung side (40 Min Moderate Walk up) - Take car to Po Lo Che. Park in the small carpark at the top. Walk round the right side and onto the long set of stairs and all the way to the top. When you get near the top take the fork to the right. Keep walking until the open are which is the Main Take Off. If you come to the Take Off from this direction the best is to Top Land at the end of the day to avoid the travel back to the car.在西貢一側（中速度步行40分鐘）乘車前往菠蘿輋。停在頂部的小型停車場。繞過右側，進入長長的樓梯，一直到頂部。當您到達頂部附近時，在分叉路轉右。一直走直到空曠的地方即主要起飛點。