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 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

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.
  • Recent storms have removed some of the sand from our beach, and raised the average tide level. As a result, the beach is landable only during very low tides. Be sure to check tides before coming up to Tam.
  • We have a new windsock posted at the end of the alleyway, for landings.
  • The Seadrift sign has washed away, again! Please continue to observe the boundary that begins with the north side of our alleyway, and land south of it.

Ongoing:


Next Meeting: Thursday, March 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 info@mchga.org by the day before the meeting.

The next in-person meeting will be at Pacific Catch in Corte Madera, on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7 pm. Map and directions.
(In-person meetings include an informal, no-host dinner, at the restaurant of our choice.)

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

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