First 2012 BAPA Fly-in, Potato Hill - April 21st-22nd

The first BAPA fly-in will be held at Potato Hill on April 21st-22nd.  If you haven't already, you have a couple of weeks to dust the wing off and get some practice ahead of getting out to the mountains.

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. ).  The week before 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:

We will be camping at Dixie Glade campground on the side of Potato Hill. There is additional campground room at Letts Lake. 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.

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