Marin County Hang Gliding Association

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Our weather station is malfunctioning, again.

Recently, our weather station was reporting wind direction but not velocity. It has been taken out of service, temporarily, for repairs.

Beach warning

Winter storms have caused serious erosion to our beach, this year. As a result, medium to high tides are restricting our LZ. Be sure to check tides before coming up to Tam.

National insurance issues

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

1st Aid Box has moved

The MCHGA first aid box has been moved to a new location, by the big tree where we land. Click here for map and info.

FCC Warning!

The FCC has warned hang gliding and paragliding pilots not to operate hand-held radio transceivers without a license. Failure to heed this warning could result in criminal penalties ranging from $7,500 to $10,000! For information about obtaining an Amateur Radio license, click here.

Site update:

  • The windsock at launch has been lost or stolen. Someone may have forgotten to take it down after flying.
  • We now have a windsock posted at the end of the alleyway, for landings. (No, it's not the windsock from launch.)
  • 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 4, at 7:00 pm

Club meetings have been rescheduled for the first Thursday of each month. (All meetings include an informal no-host dinner.) Our next meeting will be held at: the Cheesecake Factory in Corte Madera. Map and directions.

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