Marin County Hang Gliding Association

Bulletin Board:

Mt Tam is open, again

After the first Red Flag closure of the fire season, 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.

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.

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:

  • 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-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.
  • 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.

Ongoing:


Next Meeting: Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m.

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 July 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 next meeting, either online or in person, please RSVP to info@mchga.org by the day before the meeting.

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