Marin County Hang Gliding Association
Red Flag conditions at Tam
Our park will be closed to traffic, this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag warnings for Mt Tam starting tonight, 5/7/21 at 11 pm, through Monday 5/10/21 at 6 am. Sadly, this is likely the start of a long and severe fire season. 05/07/21
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. 03/24/21
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. 01/08/21
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. 05/06/16
- There is currently no windsock at launch. Bring your own, and be sure to take it with you after flying. 09/21/16
- The sand level on our beach has stabilized at a medium-low level. Only the highest high tides encrouch on our LZ, but the sandbag steps are still in use between our alleyway and the beach. 03/01/21
- We now have a windsock posted at the end of the alleyway, for landings. 09/21/16
- 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. 12/18/20
Club meetings are now scheduled for the first Thursday of each month. At our May meeting, it was decided that we could begin to hold meetings in person, again. So, our June meeting will be held at the Cantina, in Mill Valley. For those who prefer to attend online, we will hold the Zoom meeting from laptops at the restaurant. If you would like to attend our June meeting, either online or in person, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by the day before the meeting.
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