Next BAPA Fly-in, Potato Hill, September 21st-22nd, 2013

Update 9/19/13:  

Pilots,

I am cancelling the fly-in at Potato this weekend due to weather.  Saturday looks cloudy and rainy and Sunday may be flyable, but camping and a potluck in the rain on Saturday is not ideal.  See you at the next BAPA event!

Dave McMillan

BAPA Activities Director

 

Hello Members,

The next BAPA fly-in will be held at Potato Hill on September 21st-22nd, 2013.  

We'll plan a Potluck Dinner on Saturday night.  Please let me know if you plan on attending by replying to (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  Early next week I'll set up an Evite with the attendees where we can plan out dinner, work on rides, etc.  

If you have not been to Potato Hill before please look at this link to get more information:

http://www.flyzephyr.com/potato.htm

We will be camping at Dixie Glade campground on the side of Potato Hill. The camping is primitive and somewhat remote: there is an outhouse and fire pits but no water, and the nearest store is about 40 minutes away. Please plan to bring all the food and water you will need with you.  There is a 5 dollar per night fee for camping there.

NOTE TO NEWER PILOTS:

Potato Hill is informally regulated by BAPA and Sonoma Wings and although there are no rating requirements please be aware that it is a (usually) lee side mountain thermal site with an LZ that often has thermic, turbulent air (it's poppy!). If you have little to no mountain experience Potato can be a good place to build your skills but you should plan to fly early in the day and/or in the evening if conditions allow.

See you soon!

David McMillan

BAPA Activities Director