Jgold47 From Djibouti, joined Mar 2005, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
plus the pub at YLW has good okanagan beer on tap....however the customs agents I delt with were a bit surley...but the views on approach are awesome and the okanagan highway is one beautiful drive...lots of places to take pictures
SkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1519 times:
Don't forget that if you fly into Kelowna you can see the Hangars of Kelowna Flightcraft, the current owners of Convair, theres always a couple CV-580's sitting on the ramp with some older 240/340's parked at the north end of the airport. If you come in winter time you can see about 10 CV-580's parked on their ramp as all the Convair Air Tankers are in YLW for their winter maintenance.
Also come december there will be Harmony Airways flying B757-200's into YLW for non-stop YLW-HNL flights.
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
Greetings from Vernon ...
The only air-service Vernon (YVK) has is Northrernhawk Air with services from Calgary (just starting) on Mondays and Fridays and to Trail. Vancouver service is not available at the moment. Aircraft type is a Beech King Air 100.
The Vernon airport is more of a gerneral aviation airport, the runway is only 3360ft by 75ft. They want to extend it to 4000ft, but everyone is griping about that.
YLW is only a 30 minute drive south and has lots of flights with WestJet, Air Canada Jazz, Regional 1 and Horizon. Points served are YYZ, YYC, YEG, YVR, YYJ and SEA, among other smaller airports. As mentioned above, Kelowna is home to Kelowna Flight Craft, so lots of CV-580's, various 727's and they also were just awarded a contract for 757's.
If you're coming from the UK, YVR is your best bet, YYC being second.
If you're coming in the summer, make sure you bring your bathing suit, we got lots of beaches. Drop me an email if you're in town!