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)
BAPA members and Bay Area pilots,
Our next meeting is on Wednesday May 11th and is open to everyone. We will begin with a social hour at 6:30pm and then transition to our normal meeting at 7:30pm. Once the meeting has been concluded, we will have a presentation by Mitch Shipley about the RRG followed by an open discussion.
The location for our meeting will be different this time; we will be hosting the event at the offices of Box in Redwood City. The meeting room quite spacious and is equipped with a full A/V system; it is located in the building to the right when facing the parking garage entrance (there will be a sign on the building to indicate where to go). The office is easily accessible by car via US-101 and more distantly I-280. Please note that there is a PAID parking garage at this location, but there may be some free street parking nearby. For those who would prefer to use public transit, or for whom public transit is better, this location also has the advantage of being directly off of the Redwood City Caltrain stop.
If you'd like to grab food for the social hour, there are a variety of restaurants nearby where grab-and-go food can be bought, including, but not limited to: Chipotle, Green Leaf (Asian fusion), and Pizza My Heart. BAPA will provide a small selection of beer and wine for the event and there are a number of stores nearby which carry a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
If for any reason you cannot make it to this location, but would still like to attend, we will be providing a live stream link (link TBA). As always, I highly recommend joining us, as this is a great way to find out what's going on in the flying community and a great opportunity to network with fellow pilots!
See y'all then!
When: Wednesday May 11th @ 6:30pm
Social hour @ 6:30pm
Meeting @ 7:30pm
Presentation by Mitch Shipley @ Immediately following meeting
900 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Live Stream: TBA