Marin County Hang Gliding Association

Bulletin Board:

Mt Tam is open, again

Our park is occasionally closed because of fire danger or weather. Be sure to check here before driving up to Tam.

Our weather station has been replaced

Our weather station has been replaced with a new unit of the same type. Everything is working properly, again.

Commercial instructors restricted

Due to insurance requirements, commercial flight instructors may no longer bring students to fly at Mt Tam, unless the instructor first satisfies three conditions: 1) they must provide site insurance for Tam, 2) they must not accept any compensation for their activities at Tam, and 3) they must be approved by the club. In the mean time, the club's novice hang glider program and the club's intermediate paraglider sponsorship program will resume using qualified non-commercial instructors and pilots.

Expanded membership

Due to insurance requirements, MCHGA has agreed to include paraglider pilots in the club. Effective immediately, paragliding at Mt. Tam will be administered and regulated by MCHGA instead of BAPA.

Site update:

  • There is currently no windsock at launch. Bring your own, and be sure to take it with you after flying.
  • The sand level on our beach has stabilized at a medium-high level. Only the highest high tides encrouch on our LZ.
  • We now have a windsock posted at the end of the alleyway, for landings.
  • The Seadrift sign has been replaced! Beware of this obstacle at the north end of our LZ, and land south of it.


Next Meeting: Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 7 p.m.

The club is currently holding two meetings per month: one in person, and one on Zoom. The in-person meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month, and the Zoom meetings on the last Thursday of each month. If you would like to attend a meeting, either online or in person, please RSVP to by the day before the meeting.

However, the next in-person meeting will be held at the club's holiday party. The party will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Phil & Judy Ray, at 3 Elma St., in Mill Valley. Map and directions.

The next Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 7 p.m.

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