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Next BAPA Meeting - Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 in Milpitas - 6:30pm

Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting next Wednesday, March 5th at Red Lobster in Milpitas. 

Immediately following the meeting, Jug Aggarwal will present the new Northern California Sprint League, intended for newer XC pilots.  Bring your questions and comments please.

Please come and also spread the word, it should be a fantastic meeting.  And if you are a new BAPA member (or someone just interested in BAPA) this is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic local pilots!  All are welcome.

Details are as follows:
6:30pm - Social Half Hour begins
7:00pm - Official Meeting begins
Immediately following the meeting - NorCal Sprint League Discussion

Location:
Red Lobster
503 E Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035
408-942-0781

If you have any questions please contact me directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), otherwise I look forward to seeing you all at Red Lobster in Milpitas!

Dave McMillan
BAPA President

An Investigation of PG Landings in Wind Shadows

An Investigation of PG Landings in Wind Shadows

 

by Dan Harrison

 

Have you approached a landing with ground streamers showing a light, opposing headwind only to land in a tailwind or in sink? Did you chalk it up to an LZ thermal or just to fickle winds? This article investigates some potentially hazardous landing conditions in winds too light to create fully formed rotors. We’ll see how a pilot may be fooled by a backwash on the ground induced by a terrain feature underlying the true wind-stream.

 

Read more: An Investigation of PG Landings in Wind Shadows

November 6, 2013 BAPA Meeting Minutes

November  6, 2013 BAPA Meeting Minutes.   
The meeting was held at a new location,
Red Lobster
503 E Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035
  
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.
In attendance were 26  Paraglider and Hang Glider pilots including
Josh Cohn and Jugdeep Aggarwal BAPA members and USHPA Directors for Region 2,
7 Hang Glider pilots from Fellow Feathers and Wings of Rogallo chapters.

The meeting was presided over by Susan Kent, BAPA President.

Old and New Business:

Susan asked everybody to introduce him/herself.

BAPA Elections:
Officers are elected each year for one calendar year.
The deadline to vote thru the Internet is only until December 5, 2013.
Below is a part of an email sent by Robin C describing the voting process.

“…Fall is the time of year when BAPA holds elections.  All seven offices are up for election this year, as always.  Those offices, with the name of the person running for each of them, are listed below:

•       President:  Dave McMillan
•       Vice President:  Susan Kent
•       Treasurer:  Robin Cushman
•       Secretary:  Daniel Bremond
•       Site Director:  Dan Retz
•       Safety Director:  Jesse Meyer
•       Activities Director:  Will Whitaker

The ballot is found by logging in to the members-only area of the BAPA website and clicking on the “BAPA Officer Ballot” item on the Members-Only Menu, on the right side of the screen.  Please vote for each office – you may either select the candidate running or write in the name of someone who would like to present their candidacy.  We’re also looking for someone who might be interested in taking on management of the website (done in Joomla), as Julie Spiegler has been Webmaster for quite a while and would like to get involved in other things. We’d love to get more people more directly involved in the work of the BAPA officers, so if you’re interested please let us know.  There’s lots of interesting stuff to get involved in!”
End quote.
Election results will be announced at the BAPA Christmas Party.

BAPA Christmas Party:
Will be held at Tom Moock Residence.
Below the last mail about the details.
“Members,
The 2013 BAPA Holiday Party will be Saturday evening, December 7th, 2013 in San Leandro.
More details to come, but please mark your calendars and save the date for now!
Dave McMillan”
End quote.

Officer Reports:

Read more: November 6, 2013 BAPA Meeting Minutes

Next BAPA Meeting - Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 in South San Francisco - 6:30pm

Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting next Wednesday, January 8th at Round Table Pizza in South San Francisco.  Entertainment after the meeting TBD. 

Please come and also spread the word, it should be a fantastic meeting.  And if you are a new BAPA member (or someone just interested in BAPA) this is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic local pilots!  All are welcome.

Details are as follows:

6:30pm - Social Half Hour begins

7:00pm - Official Meeting begins

Immediately following the meeting - Entertainment TBD

Location:

Round Table Pizza

2227 Gellert Blvd 

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(650) 878-1001 

If you have any questions please contact me directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), otherwise I look forward to seeing you all at Round Table Pizza in South San Francisco!

Dave McMillan

BAPA President

January 8, 2014 BAPA Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2014 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 7:05 p.m.

In attendance were 9 paraglider pilots and one visitor, pilot to be.

The meeting was presided over by Dave McMillan President.

 

USHPA Elections Region 2.
From the USHPA website:” Jon James received 102 votes and Josh Cohn received 92 votes. They were elected.”

 

BAPA Elections.

The following persons were elected for 2014.

  • President:  Dave McMillan
  • Vice President / Membership Coordinator:  Susan Kent
  • Treasurer: Robin Cushman
  • Secretary: Daniel Bremond
  • Site Director: Daniel Retz
  • Safety Director: Jesse Meyer
  • Activities Director: William Whitaker

 

Officer Reports:

 

Read more: January 8, 2014 BAPA Meeting Minutes