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Next BAPA Meeting & NorCal XC League Presentation - Wednesday, March 22nd in Sunnyvale - 6:30pm

Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting for March, which will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at Vito's Famous Pizza in Sunnyvale.  Note our new location which will be held at the same venue as the Wings of Rogallo monthly meetings.  We had to postpone the meeting a couple of weeks due to availability of the venue.
 
I know a lot of pilots have difficulty getting to BAPA meetings due to traffic after work.  Therefore the actual meeting will begin at or around 7:30pm.  We will have the private room at Vito's at 6:30pm, so please feel free to come early and socialize and eat/drink prior to the meeting.  BAPA meetings are a great opportunity to mingle with local pilots.  If you are not an official BAPA member (or even a paraglider) you are always welcome to come by and see what we are all about. 

We are also in the process of trying to set up the meeting online such that folks may be able to call in and participate remotely.  However we don't yet have this setup at this point.  I will send out another email with login instructions if we can get this set up properly before the meeting.
 
After the meeting concludes, Jug Aggarwal will do a presentation on the NorCal Sprint and XC Leagues for the upcoming 2017 season.  If you have any interest in flying XC in Northern California please be sure to attend the meeting.  The Sprint League is for newer XC pilots and the XC League is for more experienced pilots.  The first weekend for the Sprint League is the weekend after the meeting, so it's coming up fast!  Jug's website for the League is http://www.santacruzparagliding.com/ 

 

Current meeting agenda is as follows:

  • Current drive-up status and gate use at Mission Peak
  • Windy Hill flight ceiling
  • BAPA Website
 
Any other agenda items may be emailed to me prior to the meeting or brought up in person during the meeting.

Details are as follows:
6:30pm - Social Hour/Dinner/Drinking begins
7:30pm - Official Meeting begins
8:00pm - Sprint/XC Presentation by Jug

Location:
Vito's Famous Pizza
1155 Reed Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
408-246-8800
 

Next BAPA Meeting - Next Wednesday, January 25th in Sunnyvale - 6:30pm

Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting for January, which will be next Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at Vito's Famous Pizza in Sunnyvale.  Note our new location which will be held at the same venue as the Wings of Rogallo monthly meetings.  I postponed it a bit this month to give people time to recover from the Holidays.  I hope to get back on track for the second Wednesday of the month bi-monthly moving forward.
 
I know a lot of pilots have difficulty getting to BAPA meetings due to traffic after work.  Therefore the actual meeting will begin at or around 7:30pm.  We will have the private room at Vito's at 6:30pm, so please feel free to come early and socialize and eat/drink prior to the meeting.  BAPA meetings are a great opportunity to mingle with local pilots.  If you are not an official BAPA member (or even a paraglider) you are always welcome to come by and see what we are all about. 

We are also in the process of trying to set up the meeting online such that folks may be able to call in and participate remotely.  However we don't yet have this setup at this point.  I will send out another email with login instructions if we can get this set up properly before the meeting.
 
Current agenda is as follows:
  • Tree rescue kit and training
  • Mega BAPA/XC League Fly-In in Spring
  • Mission Camera Expenses
  • Gavin McClurg's Film
  • BAPA Website
  • Mt. Umhunum 
  • Chapter Renewal & Site Insurance
 
Any other agenda items may be emailed to me prior to the meeting or brought up in person during the meeting.

Details are as follows:
6:30pm - Social Hour/Dinner/Drinking begins
7:30pm - Official Meeting begins

Location:
Vito's Famous Pizza
1155 Reed Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
408-246-8800
 

Next BAPA Meeting/Social at Mussel Rock, Saturday, October 22nd, 5:00pm

Greetings BAPA members and Bay Area Pilots!

 
Our next BAPA meeting will be at Mussel Rock (in the BBQ area in the parking lot) on Saturday, October 22nd at 5:00pm.  There will also be a casual BAPA Social event/BBQ.  BAPA will provide some main dishes like Burgers/Sausages, Pizza, etc and some beer.  Please feel free to bring any side dishes or your favorite beverages as you see fit.
 
The social will begin at 5:00pm and the meeting will begin between 5:30 & 6:00pm.  The meeting will be brief, but we will be nominating BAPA officers for 2017.  We have a few officer vacancies for 2017 that will need to be filled, so if you are interested in being nominated for an officer position, please let me know ahead of the meeting (or at the meeting at the latest).  If you have any questions on the officer positions and what they would entail, please contact me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I would be happy to discuss with you.  BAPA officers positions are extremely important to the club and are a great way for you to participate and get to know the dynamics of our local flying scene!  We need your help.
 
Details:
BAPA Meeting/Social
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 - 5:00pm
Location - Mussel Rock Parking Lot, BBQ area 
Social/Food/Drinking begins at 5:00pm
Meeting begins approximately 5:30 or 6:00pm
 
See you all there and please let me know if you have any questions. 
 
Dave McMillan
BAPA President

BAPA Holiday party - Sat Dec 3rd @ 7pm

Hey all,

It's time for our annual holiday party! Come celebrate the past year of flying and mingle with your fellow pilots.

We'll be holding the event at 7pm on Saturday December 3rd at Brightworks in San Francisco.

As per BAPA tradition, we will be doing a potluck, with BAPA providing some snacks and drinks. For those who would like to coordinate on items, a sign up sheet for the potluck can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/j734w8z

Directions to Brighworks: https://goo.gl/maps/3uJ8QwhbUFS2

Please be sure to RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/265988813799262/ or by email.

As always, please feel free to email any questions, comments, or concerns to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BAPA Ed Levin Social - August 27th @ 9:00am

Hey Everyone!

 

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.

 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/159138671184445/

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/gqPpLThtLFw

 

Hope to see y'all out there!

 

Ross Strickland

BAPA Activities Coordinator

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