Tandem flights at Hope Flightfest this weekend

Hope Flightfest offers the chance to fly as part of festivities

Hope Flightfest is this Saturday, running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hope Airpark.

There will be discounted rates ($30) for flights with Valley Helicopters, and Gravity Sports Hang Gliding and the Vancouver Soaring Association will be on hand providing lower cost flight experiences, including tandem rides and glider rides.

The day long celebration features a Rotary pancake breakfast, Cooper’s barbecue, a golf ball drop and Canadian Museum of Flight displays.

Radical Raptors will also be on sight, with a presentation at noon exploring the original masters of flight — birds of prey.

See www.hopeflightfest.ca for more in-depth details.