January 01, 2015 - 11:29 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – A video posted to YouTube over the weekend gives a truly birds-eye view of some of the most spectacular features of the Thompson-Okanagan.
Emile Beaulieu is a Kelowna resident whose passion is paramotoring. Using a parachute and what is essentially a large powered fan strapped to his back, he performs breathtaking fly-bys of herds of deer, mountain goats, rooftops and some of the valley’s most dramatic geographical formations.
The video is a compilation of Beaulieu’s favourite clips from the past years’ flights in Kelowna, Princeton and Lumby.
“The Okanagan valley offers one of the best places in the world for flying enthusiasts,” he says. “It has a great variety of pristine lakes, mountains and valley views. It's one of the reasons I live here.”
For more great video of Beaulieu's flying adventures in the region, visit his YouTube page.
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