May 1 Bapa Meeting Minutes

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.


Officer Reports:

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.

Next Fly-in’s

            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.