Marin County Hang Gliding Association

Bulletin Board:

Red Flag conditions at Tam

Our park will be closed to traffic today, Sunday October 29, because of high fire danger. The park is expected to re-open tomorrow morning, October 30.

Our weather station has been removed from service

Thanks to the inflexibility of AT&T, the telephone service for our weather station has become prohibitively expensive. Therefore the service has been discontinued.

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

MCHGA is now happy to include paraglider pilots in the club. In effect since May of 2016, paragliding at Mt. Tam is administered and regulated exclusively by MCHGA.

Site update:

  • There is currently no windsock at launch. Bring your own, and be sure to take it with you after flying.
  • We have a new 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: Thursday, November 30, 2023, 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 at the club's holiday party, on Saturday, December 9th at 6 p.m. Map and directions.

The next Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 7 p.m.

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