BAPA will be hosting a fly-in at hat creek Friday July 15th through Sunday July 17th. Hat Creek Rim is located approximately 5 hours northeast of the Bay Area in the Lassen National Forest near Burney, CA. Hat Creek is famous for its evening glass-off with consistent conditions for most of the summer. Mid-day conditions at Hat Creek are usually too turbulent for paragliders so most pilots fly only in the evenings. During the day there are plenty of activities in the area (including close proximity to Lassen National Park) so this fly-in is ideally suited for bringing your non-pilot friends / significant other.
Hat Creek Rim is an unregulated site located in the Lassen National Forest. Because the site is unregulated, there are no specific pilot requirements to fly the site, however pilots should be comfortable launching in strong winds and flying in turbulence. A P3 rating is recommended, but not mandatory. More information on flying at Hat Creek can be found at:http://www.flyzephyr.com/hat-creek-rim.html
We will be camping at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch Campground (http://www.hatcreekherefordrv.com/). This campground has full facilities and is a short distance to the LZ. If you are interested in attending the fly-in please let me know as soon as you can.
BAPA has reserved some tent camping sites for Friday and Saturday nights. I have tentatively reserved sites 71, 75, 78, 79, and 80, A map of the sites can be found at: http://www.hatcreekherefordrv.com/campground-map.html I will be making adjustments to the campsites based on expected headcount, so the sooner you can let me know if you can come, the better. Best way is to confirm attendance on Facebook, but you can also contact me directly.
It looks like the volunteer fire department will be holding a craft fair and BBQ on Saturday July 16th (more info: http://tinyurl.com/jamsd3k). Let's plan on having a potluck on Saturday night. For those who would like to coordinate on food items: http://tinyurl.com/hmzbtlt
I look forward to seeing you all at Hat Creek over the 16th!
BAPA Activities Director
Meeting was held at a new location. A meeting room at Box inc HQ in Redwood City
11 persons attending in person.
And up to 7 attending over video streaming
The meting was called to order at 7:35 pm, and was presided over by David McMillan, President
First time attendee:
Marcus, from Switzerland, bi wingall, a very experienced pilot.
Mitch Shipley, HG and former skydiver. USHPA Regional Director at Large. RRG board member
Recently moved to the Bay Area.
Urs Kallenberger HG for 20 years and former USHPA Director
2. Officer and Contributor Reports:
Sophie Bourgoin Vice President
Nothing to report
Robin Cushman, Treasurer (on line)
The bank accounts have more than $4000, after the donation to RRG.
Daniel Bremond, Secretary
Mount Umunhum summit will be open to the public on October 22, 2016.
Ross Strickland, Activity Director
Week-end May 14-15, work party and Fly-in at Tollhouse
Events since last meeting: Safety Day, Mussel Rock Cleanup, Fly-in at Potato Hill.
President David thanked Ross for arranging the meeting in this new location
Susan Kent, Membership coordinator (on line)
There are 117 pay members on the roster.
3. Old Business
4. New Business:
Mount Tamalpais Insurance by Wally Anderson:
In the past this site was run by two clubs: Marin HG and BAPA (PG).Each club was insured.
Starting this year, due to the insurance changes, providing two insurances will cost twice.
Unless one club takes the responsibility to be the Club of Records.
The cost was $1500 a year.
We are trying to have Marin HG as Club of Records.
Everything else will be done like in the past.
From the discussions we had so far, Marin HG agreed.
The following motion was proposed, seconded and voted (*)
“BAPA will hand off management of Free Flight management at MountTamalpais to Macuga
and proposes Wally Anderson (both Macuga and BAPA member) as PG Site administrator.
In exchange, BAPA will donate annually half of the insurance cost to Macuga.”
Mount Tamalpais Mini Wing issue :
USHPA is so far unable to define mini wings.
It relays on the definition given by the manufacturers describing their products.
So the mini wing category so far includes: Mini wings, Speed wings and Hybrid wings.
A motion that reads:
“ Mini wing category will not be allowed at MountTamalpais.
This decision may be re-addressed in the future”,
was proposed, seconded and voted. (*)
David McMillan, owner of an hybrid wing, will work with Wally to allow
some Mini wings in the future.
(*) The quorum of 117 BAPA members required 12 votes casted.
Out of the 11 present members, only 7 were BAPA members including
Julie Spiegler who casted a 8th vote using the Gever Tulley’s proxy.
In addition, the following BAPA members attending the meeting thru the Internet provided
their vote to the 2 motions:
Joel McMinn, Susan Kent, Robin Cushman and Ricardo Salinas.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM
5. The entertainment part of the meeting was Mitch Shipley RRG insurance
commissioner at USHPA talking about RRG, and responding to questions.
The full meeting can be streamed at the following url:
(cut and paste url in your browser. Duration 3h15mn)