Marin County Hang Gliding Association

Bulletin Board:

Our weather station has been replaced

For the last few weeks, our old weather station had been reporting incorrect wind directions. Today, we replaced it 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.

Mt Tam is open, again

Our parks are open to vehicles and parking, again. However, please be mindful of crowds, especially on the beach, and try to maintain your social distance.

Beach warning

Last winter, storms caused serious erosion to our beach LZ. Although much of the sand returned over the summer, the sandbag steps are still in use, between our alleyway and the beach.

Expanded membership

Due to new 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:

  • Winter storms have removed a significant amount of sand from our beach, this year. As a result, high tides are restricting our LZ. Be sure to check tides before coming up to Tam.
  • There is currently no windsock at launch. Bring your own, and be sure to take it with you after flying.
  • We now have a 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.


Next Meeting: Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

Club meetings are now scheduled for the first Thursday of each month. Meetings are currently held online during the pandemic. If you would like to attend our next virtual meeting, please email by the day before the meeting, and you will be provided with a link to join.

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