Come join the fun on Saturday, August 27th at Ed Levin!
BAPA is sponsoring a fly-in, picnic, and social at Ed Levin on Saturday, August 27th. Students, new P2s and P3s are especially encouraged to attend and come meet other newer pilots.
Although this event is sponsored by BAPA, you DO NOT have to be a BAPA member to attend. You DO have to have a signed WOR waiver and have your current WOR sticker to fly there. Otherwise just come for the picnic and social.
Also, there will also be a spot landing contest!
Here are the details:
When: Saturday, August 27th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm flying. Picnic starts at 12:30 pm.
Where: Ed Levin County Park. Picnic Tables
What: Fly-in, Picnic, Spot landing contest
Spot Landing Contest: Lowest distance of 3 flights. Landings must be controlled. Crashing, skidding, butt landings, are not counted. You must land on your feet, but stumbling may be allowed according to the judges discretion. Prizes (TBD) will be awarded.
Who: All pilots, family, spouses, significant others, and well behaved kids are welcome. Newer P2s and P3s are especially welcome and encouraged to come meet each other no matter who you had for an instructor. Instructors are welcome. Bring the whole family and have a good time.
Food: Let's do this BAPA style - potluck as per usual, and BAPA will provide BBQ fixings, sodas, and water. Recommended items to bring are: salads, fruits, cheese, crackers, and desserts.
As of now we still need volunteers to judge the spot landing competition, as well as volunteers who would can drive folks to launch. Please reach out to me directly or post on this event if you would be able to help with either.
Please RSVP on the Facebook event, or by contacting me directly.
Hope to see y'all out there!
BAPA Activities Coordinator
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