The BAPA Hat Creek Fly-in will be Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7, 2013. 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 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://flyzephyr.com/hatcreek.htm
We will be camping at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch Campground (http://hatcreekrv.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 Thursday thru Saturday nights (people arriving Wednesday need to make their own arrangements) so we would like to get a head count fairly soon. I have tentatively reserved sites 39-44 and some other members have reserved a few sites in this vicinity for themselves. We will probably do some kind of potluck dinner Friday and/or Saturday evening after flying.
I'll need a firm head count by Tuesday, June 25 to confirm our camping sites. After this, we will accommodate you if we can but there will be no guarantees of space at the campground.
I look forward to seeing you all at Hat Creek over the 4th!
BAPA Activities Director
UPDATED 6/4/13 - The Fly-in is cancelled due to weather......
The next BAPA Fly-in will be held next weekend at either Dunlap or Potato Hill, June 8th-9th, 2013. Due to the recent fire we are not quite sure about current flying conditions at Potato, but we hope to have a report on the conditions and the weather forecast for the weekend early next week. I will make the call middle of next week which site will host the fly-in.
Note that Dunlap is a P-3 site and Potato Hill is unregulated, but some mountain thermal experience is recommended. If we fly at Dunlap, please note that everyone needs to pay their yearly flying dues to the local club prior to flying at Dunlap. More information here: www.flydunlap.com/
We will stay in the LZ at Dan Fleming's if we go to Dunlap (St. Nicks is not available) or we will camp at Dixie Glade campground if we go to Potato Hill.
Please RSVP to me asap if you are interested in attending the fly-in next weekend!
BAPA Activities Director
May 1, 2013, BAPA Meeting Minutes
Written by Daniel Bremond.
The meeting was held at Round Table Pizza in South San Francisco.
The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m.
In attendance were 11 pilots/club members including one new pilot.
The meeting was presided by Vice President Haynes (Chip) Sheppard.
Susan K and Dave M were excused.
Chip S for Dave M - Activities
The April 6 Kiting Clinic in Vallejo was a success.
On April 20, Don Creasman brought coffee and bagels at Mussel Rock for the Earth Day Cleanup, but unfortunately nobody else came, probably due to the conflict with the Dunlap Fly-in.
Another bad news. There will be no Anderson Fly-in this year. Gene P, the host-organizer is working on his cabin.
June 8-9: Dunlap or Potato. Location not yet decided
July 4-7 Hat Creek: Two persons have already reserved a total of 8 campsites for the club.
Late October Big Sur
Chip S – Vice President
Berkeley Kite Festival July 26-27: Due to a business trip, Chip will not be available, and is looking for a volunteer to lead the BAPA/USHPA participation. This is a good opportunity for Instructors to introduce Paragliding, recruit new students/pilots and propose tandem flights.
If you are interested, please contact Chip directly.
Robin C – Treasurer
The club (after removing members having not yet renewed their membership) accounts for 102 members. We have $ 8300 on the Bank Account.
Remember BAPA membership is based upon the calendar year. So if you have not yet renewed for 2013, please do it quickly.
To renew, go to the BAPA website and follow the instructions.
Daniel B – Secretary
We have received an email message from Tony Lang asking the club to Help to Support The 2013 U.S. Paragliding Team, and arguing that two Bapa Pilots are members of the Team.
Susan K President thru Chip S suggested to allocate $300. Ricardo pointed out that in the past the participation was at $500 level. After a discussion a motion was moved, seconded and voted to allocate $ 400 to The 2013 U.S. Paragliding Team.
Old and New Business
From a pilots about the recent XC league at Dunlap.
Some pilots do not respect the landing area. The land owner told him there have been 4 or 5 incidents
The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.
The entertainment was showing several portions of Jocky Sanderson's "Security in Flight 2", an excellent DVD on SIV maneuvers that just came out recently.
Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,
This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting next Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at Round Table Pizza in South San Francisco.
Immediately following the meeting, we will be showing portions of Jocky Sanderson's "Security in Flight 2", an excellent DVD on SIV maneuvers that just came out recently.
Please come and also spread the word, it should be a fantastic meeting. And if you are a new BAPA member (or someone just interested in BAPA) this is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic local pilots! All are welcome.
Details are as follows:
6:30pm - Social Half Hour begins
7:00pm - Official Meeting begins
Immediately following the meeting - Viewing of "Security in Flight 2"
Round Table Pizza
2227 Gellert Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
BAPA Activities Director