Jugdeep Aggarwal is keen to set up a league for more junior pilots with the aim of informally teaching pilots how to fly Cross Country at our local sites. The league will be a similar format to the Northern California Cross Country (NCXC) League but will be for pilots flying EN A and EN B gliders, and who have at least a P3.
The Sprint league will be similar to the NCXC league but aimed at more junior pilots. Tasks would be smaller and mainly involve touring the local area without necessarily leaving the valley. No SPOT device required nor Ham license (unlike for the league). There would be full GPS scoring and tasks with defined routes. Routes would be set so that there was an easily landable field within glide.
There is a questionnaire set up to help tailor the Sprint League to the pilots intending on coming out. If you are interested in this format, please fill out the questionnaire!
Note that the deadline for the survey is December 31, 2013. Once the results are tallied, Jug will set up a discussion forum to continue to refine the details of the league. We'll post more info as it becomes available.
Please see below email from Robert Moore, WOR Diablo Site Administrator, regarding flying at Lime Ridge in Walnut Creek. This was the location of the tragic paragliding fatality on Sunday. Robert's email is self-explanatory and I ask that all PG pilots respect these regulations.
BAPA Activities Director
Pilots, please read important information below regarding flying at the Stables & Mussel Rock. If you are not familiar with The Stables, it is north of Mussel Rock, just south of Fort Funston where John Daly Blvd ends at the ocean. This is from David Sondergeld, Site Administrator for The Stables:
Since I will give some background I will start with the high level update for those not interested in the longer information that follows:
The Stables and Moripoint sites are now under 1 permit with the GGNRA (National Parks)
All pilots that wish to fly at either site need to sign a new waiver for the 2 sites even if you already have a past sticker.
The "Stables" sticker will be used for both sites.
To obtain a sticker and/or to sign a new waiver please contact David Sondergeld (See contact info below)
Waiver and site regs are online at sfbapa.org (David also has printed copies)
High level guidelines:
Both sites are P3 rated and a sticker will gain access to both
The Stables but not Moripoint has a Tandem program as well as a P2 sponsor program.
At present no one is signed off this year for Tandem flyi
Coastal Site History:
Thanks to some helpful pilots in the Bay Area, we have an online Google Document with Emergency Procedure Reminders and direct telephone numbers for Emergency Services (since "911" from your cell phone goes to the California Highway Patrol and isn't the most expedient way to get emergency medical care).
You'll want to select the dropdown menu to the right of the doc title if you're on your phone and select "Make Offline" (for Android at least).