John Crow Hill
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Welcome to John Crow Hill (95) flight site

Place: New Malvern development, Malvern, St Elizabeth

Country: Jamaica

Activities: Paragliding

Level of difficulty : Easy.

Description: Hill site near the Jamaican south coast stretching from NW to SE.
It is located 15km N of Treasure Beach. Drive up from LZ to launch takes approx. 40min on narrow asphalt road.
We put down some old carpets at the launch pad to make launching easier for beginners.
Top landing is possible, but please respect local farmers and don’t damage their crops.
video footage of site: https://vimeo.com/103354914

Take-off: 17°58′7"N, 77°42′57"W, altitude 600 meters, GR 1 (see in google map).
Gentle grassy carpeted launch site, allowing take off in direction from SSE to WNW.

Landing: 17°57′49"N, 77°43′49"W, altitude 20 meters (see in google map).
Grassy meadow belonging to friendly farmer. LZ is visible from launch site.
If cows are grazing in the plot, we suggest not to land there. In that case an adjacent meadow can be used for landing. We also use a sports field at N17.946 W77.727.

Weather and wind at this place: Coastal anabatic sea breeze typically from S (note: in case of strong trade winds from NE, not launchable due to cross or tail conditions)
Anabatic flow normally dominates the trades for wind speeds up to 15kmh.

Going there: Site can be reached by normal vehicle, even though the last part of the road is eroding and not maintained.

Special flying rules at this place: No rules, but please contact Jurgen +1876.366.5265 or Orson +1876.383.7396.
We would appreciate if you uploaded your flights to Leonardo OLC (www.paraglidingforum.com).

Usually practicable from january until december.

Number of accidents occurred: 0.

Flightsite created on 3 July 2016 by Jurgen VON DUESZELN (14477) , and modified on 4 August 2016 by Jurgen VON DUESZELN (14477).