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2019 BAPA Thermal Clinic
June 1 - June 2
Want to improve your thermal skills? THIS IS THE EVENT!!
Learn the best techniques for centering in a thermal, using speedbar, actively managing the wing, finding lift, and more!!! Taught by longtime BAPA and XC veteran Tom Moock.
This clinic is for people who are comfortable with their gliders, often with lots of hours flying at the coast but need to get more comfortable flying in mountain environments.
Much of the program is in the form of ground school where Tom will share his insight and experience to help you gain knowledge and comfort with thermal flying.
- understanding your wing and harness
- instruments, vario, and GPS
- flying in turbulence: active flying
- nature of thermals, and working the lift
- losing and returning to thermal
- wind effects
- cross country
Space is limited to 10 pilots.
The BAPA fee is $20 to help offset expenses for this event. The venue is planned for Tollhouse (but this could change!). Tollhouse is managed by the Central California Hangliging and Paragliding Club. You will need to sign a waiver and pay club fees to fly there, both of which can be done online via their website http://www.cchpc.club.