BAPA Hat Creek Fly-in, July 4th-7th, 2013


The BAPA Hat Creek Fly-in will be Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7, 2013.  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 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: 

We will be camping at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch Campground (  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 Thursday thru Saturday nights (people arriving Wednesday need to make their own arrangements) so we would like to get a head count fairly soon. I have tentatively reserved sites 39-44 and some other members have reserved a few sites in this vicinity for themselves.  We will probably do some kind of potluck dinner Friday and/or Saturday evening after flying.

As with the last few fly-ins please RSVP and I will send out an Evite soon and communicate with everyone via the Evite.  Even if you are interested but not 100% sure if you can attend, email me anyway so you can stay informed of things via the Evite.  RSVP by responding directly to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I'll need a firm head count by Tuesday, June 25 to confirm our camping sites.  After this, we will accommodate you if we can but there will be no guarantees of space at the campground.

As usual email me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

I look forward to seeing you all at Hat Creek over the 4th!

Dave McMillan

BAPA Activities Director