Mount Tamalpais State Park
Hang Glider Pilot Requirements
The Marin County Hang Gliding Association maintains a Special Use Permit with the State Park Service to allow hang gliding and paragliding on Mt Tam. All pilots are required to have a current MCHGA sticker attached to their helmet, to be permitted to set up or fly a glider off Mt Tam (see Rules and Novice Procedures). The purpose of the helmet sticker is to identify qualified pilots to Park authorities and other pilots.
For a list of current 2017 MCHGA sticker holders, click here.
A MCHGA sticker is easily obtained from selected club officers/members. All pilots must read park rules, sign an application and a waiver. New and continuing pilots must pay a fee of $15 per calendar year. This fee goes strictly towards keeping the site open and accessible to hang gliding. The fee may be waived for visiting pilots. If you are visiting the site and wish to be considered for a free sticker, see below to see if you qualify.
* Privacy Statement *
During the application / renewal process, the club collects address, telephone and email contact information from all pilots. This information is maintained by the club for the purpose of sending out newsletters, and occasionally, to contact pilots about matters relating to the sport of hang gliding. The club will NEVER sell any of this information, or share it with ANY commercial interest or other outside parties.
All pilots applying for a Mt. Tam sticker MUST show:
- a current USHPA card rated Intermediate or higher, and
- a photo I.D.
To obtain a sticker and/or more information, please contact one of the below club officers or members:
|Hang Gliding Sticker Contacts|
|David Beerman||Mill Valley||(415) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phil Ray||Mill Valley||(415) email@example.com|
|Paragliding Sticker Contacts|
|Wally Anderson||San Anselmo||(415) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|* = call any day, 9AM - 9PM|
For stickers by MAIL:
Marin County Hang Gliding Association
NOTE: If you open these forms in a browser window, the form's functionality may suffer. To ensure full funtionality, first download the form to your computer, then open it with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. After filling the form, you will have to print it and sign it manually.
To qualify as a "visiting pilot", you must meet all of the following conditions:
- Your home address must be at least 100 miles (straight line distance) from Marin County. For California pilots, this means you are either north of Willits, south of Monterey, or east of Placerville.
- Your (free) use of the mountain will be limited to no more than 5 days during any one year period.
- You must complete all of the usual paperwork and sign the waivers.
- If possible, make arrangements in advance! Begin by emailing me to tell me about your trip plans.