Hello 2019!

Welcome to the first ever 2019 BAPA Newsletter!  We'll keep this short so you can go back to checking the weather.  (spoiler alert: rain on Saturday frown)
First Fly-in!:
First Fly-In will be the last weekend in April at Dunlap (April 27-28, with a rain date the first weekend in May). More info as we get closer... FYI: We're also planning on more clinics/fly-ins/events/fun this year.

New Officers:
Congratulations to the 2019 BAPA Officers. The voting has finished and the new officers are (drumroll please... since all were running unopposed)
President: Susan R Kent
Vice President: Andrew Gentles
Secretary: Karl Allmendinger
Treasurer: Martin Canabal
Safety Coordinator: Bob Posey (<- that's me. Hi mom!)
Activities Director: Michael Vergalla

Officer positions are all volunteers and non-paid. These officers put in their personal time and effort to help promote paragliding in the Bay Area.

Bylaws Changes:
The two Bylaws changes passed.  Now there's only one official annual BAPA meeting (but we'll always be here for you!), and a couple of officer positions were eliminated.
Reading Recommendations

Here's a couple of reading recommendations until the weather improves:

The Helmet Question
The San Diego Hang Gliding and Paragliding association produced a thought-provoking article about helmet selection.

This magazine has been around for a while and can provide some very nice reviews and feature articles.  And, best of all, as the name suggests, it's free!

Follow the weather headed this way:
National Weather Service's Area Forecast Discussion - something to have as part of your toolbox, the meteorologists provide insight into the models and trends headed our way. 

Windy.com - enjoy hours of fun looking at all the different weather layers displayed in a way that is both beautiful and slightly hypnotic. (Check out wind at various altitudes, cloud cover, rain, etc.).
Join / Renew your BAPA Membership for 2019
That's all for now!  Looking forward to flying with you soon.

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