This will remain in effect until we can demonstrate new self regulation procedures and reach a new agreement with the land owner. The LZ Landowner wants our assurance that all LZ users will be SDHGPA and USHPA members with current wavers in place. Until we can do so reliably, the Blossom LZ will remain closed.
At this time, there are no landing options were we have explicit permission to land down in the valley.
Flying back to El Cap is highly discouraged unless you are absolutely confident you can make it back to Top-land.
Fortunately, The Landowner is willing to work with us and consider reopening the LZ if we can assure that we have self regulation of this site under control. If we want the Blossom LZ to be reopened, all pilots flying Blossom need to take an active role in self regulating this site to our site protocols. All local pilots must ask for current SDHGPA and USHPA Membership cards. This includes Visiting and Student Pilots. All pilots must be card carrying USHPA and SDHGPA members to fly Blossom and Land in the LZ. SDHGPA Membership and Virtual SDHGPA cards can be downloaded onto a Pilots mobile out on the hill via our new http://www.SDHGPA.com/Membership.html website from any mobile device. If local pilots are not willing to help self regulate this site, beyond SDHGPA Board Member efforts, the Blossom LZ will remain closed.
Until we have measures in place, and we can assure the Landowner that all LZ users will be SDHGPA and USHPA members with current wavers in place; the Blossom LZ will remain closed.