Fei Ngo Shan

 
Site Photos: Site A Site B Site C Site D
Height: 554m 531m 470m 510m
Wind Direction: East Southwest South North
Location

Fei Ngo Shan is located 8 km north of  Kowloon city center. It is actually a mountain range overlooking Kowloon peninsula, Shatin and Sai Kung. The site is famous for its spectacular night views of Kowloon peninsula and Victoria harbor. Access to this site is by private vehicles only; although you may like to take a taxi to go up there, you will find it difficult to get down without a car ride. To drive there from Kowloon and west NT, you need to take Lung Cheung Road and turn left to Clearwater Bay Road at Choi Hung junction. If you are from north NT and Shatin, you may take Tale Cairn Tunnel and turn left to Choi Hung at the first exit. Remember! you should take the Old Clearwater Bay road leading to Sai Kung direction, i.e., the road that is without a big circular turn. You need to turn left to Fei Ngo Shan Road right after leaving Choi Hung. Fei Ngo Shan Road is an one-way drive. You should drive all the way up to the top. Be careful of the hikers who share the road with you. The main flying site (Site A in the map) is just at the mountain top and you need to walk up a few meters from the road. This site is facing east and northeast overlooking Sai Kung country park. Right just after the passing the hill top along the road on the southwest slope of the mountain, there is also a good flying site (Site B) for wind coming from south and southwest directions. There is another good flying site (Site C) 1km further west from the top. The site is just at a road junction where you will find a wooden hut and a few car park spaces. This site is facing south with spectacular views of Kowloon peninsula. Most pilots will fly here during the summer season. At the junction, there is an one-way road, i.e, Jats Incline, leading down to Choi Hung. You may also reach this junction by driving up to the mountain using Shatin Pass Road from the direction of Tsz Wan Shan - also a one-way drive up. Right across the junction, there is a small concrete pave way leading up to the hill top where you will see a transmitter station with big antennas. On the other side of the hill where you will find a grassy slope overlooking Shatin valley. At there (Site D), you can fly big sailplanes in winter when the wind is coming from north.

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Descriptions

The slope of Site A in Fei Ngo Shan is facing east and northeast. It is the highest site of all. Wind blowing from Sai Kung can generate very good lift for small to medium combat planes. Landing can be on the mountain top or in front of the slope. Flight season is all year round if wind condition is right. However, during Spring season, cloud and fog may occasionally pop up and cover the whole area grounding the planes for hours. The slope of Site B is facing south and southwest. This slope does not have a straight edge but the lift is quite ok for all kind of sailplanes. One disadvantage of this site is that sun light may interfere with your sight during flight in the afternoon. Meanwhile pilots must be cautious of the vehicles parked nearby. In my opinion, Site C is the best of all in Fei Ngo Shan. The slope is facing south and the lift factor is really good! The slope edge is straight and long which is good for pylon racing. Since the mountain is behind, it enforces strong lift even at an attitude of few hundred meters up. The slope is also steep down; a good feature for pilots who would like to dive and penetrate the air with the fastest possible speed. In this site, there is no flat area for landing. Pilots have to maneuver their planes for downwind approach then climb up to loose speed for landing. If you done it not right, it is quite a bit of works to recover a plane hundred meters down!  Site D in Fei Ngo Shan is relatively unknown to pilots; partly because it is only suitable for northerly wind. In winter time, it is quite cool to get up there on a windy day!  This site has a relatively large landing area with long grasses; a good feature for big sailplanes. The lift factor there is extremely good on windy days.  Since there is a transmitter station nearby, it is recommended that you have to rigorously check your RC equipment for free of interference prior to launch your crafts.