Marin County Hang Gliding Association

Bulletin Board:

Website migration complete

Happy holidays! This website has just been moved to a new host. Although there were some problems with club emails over the last few days, everything should be working, now. Please let us know if you notice any problems.

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, but the sandbag steps are still in use between our alleyway and the beach.
  • 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, January 6, 2022, at 7 p.m.

At a previous meeting, it was decided that we will try separating our Zoom meeting from our in-person meeting. Therefore, we will now be holding our in-person meetings on the first Thursday of each month, and our Zoom meetings on the last Thursday of each month.
The next in-person meeting will be at Pacific Catch in Corte Madera, on Thursday, February 3, 2022 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, January 27, 2022 at 7 p.m.
If you would like to attend a meeting, either online or in person, please RSVP to by the day before the meeting.

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