The magical island of Lefkada or Lefkas is situated opposite the west shores of Aetoloakarnania, in the Ionian sea and is part of the Eptanisa island complex. Lefkada differs from all the other islands, because it is connected with the continental Greece by a floating bridge. It boasts breathtaking beaches with clear blue waters, cosmopolitan seaside towns, mountainous villages, lush nature and is well-known as an attraction for extreme sports lovers!
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Paragliding in Chelan Butte Launch, Wenatchee, Washington USA
Chelan Butte Launch is located close to Chelan Lake, at about forty minutes away from Wenathee. This spot is known world wide for it’s premier thermal winds and the long distance potential. This is the location where National and International Paragliding World Cups take place.
The best flying season is during Spring, Fall and Summer where katabatic flow funnels come out of the Cascade Mountains and down to Lake Chelan. The launch site elevation is at 3300 ft/1005 m and the LZ elevation is at 600 ft/182 m. Chelan Butte is suitable for all skill levels para-gliders. However, during summer, the mid day thermals are suitable for experienced pilots only.
You will fly over Columbia River and Lake Chelan, where a big flat section of land with soft soil, provides with perfect landing conditions. The views from up there are magnificent and you can climb up to 1000 to 1500 ft/304-457 m per minute in a good day. Para-gliders should be careful of dust devils on launch area.
How to Get to Destination
From downtown Seattle, not far from the airport, the King Street Train Station is a perfect way to get to Wenatchee. The station offers an enclosed waiting area, with restrooms, ATM and a ticket office. It is located at 303 South Jackson Street.
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