Date: Jan 10th 2015
Where: Palomar Main LZ
(Pala Roberts Ranch - 15450 California 76 Pauma Valley, CA 92061) (map)
SDHGPA 2015 Membership is required to fly Palomar and for this event BBQ.
(Full Annual Membership or Visiting Pilot membership is valid for this event. However Visiting Pilots will not receive gate codes & must fly with Full Annual Members for access)
For those that have not been to Palomar in the past year, we have greatly improved the site with the Pala Tribe. We now have two great launches, an improved large HG bail-out LZ, and a great large LZ down in the valley that is PG and HG friendly into the wind with a long run-out that is easily landable even with an ATOs. Palomar Site Guide.
Please coordinate and carpool to launch from the Main LZ.
Parked cars in Pala LZ and Palomar Main Launch, and Smiley Launch must display the SDHGPA Member Vehicle ID/ Gate Pass. Main Launch is recommended even for the HG pilots for this Fly-in to minimize the impact to Smiley Launch. For those that insist on using the upper launch, Max 4 vehicles may be at Upper Smiley Launch at any given time.
In the Main LZ, We must not park in front of block the Roll-up Doors and Shade Structure in the LZ in the main part of the day. Pilot Parking is to the south of the Office Doors and depicted in the Palomar Site Guide.
Last weekend we launched at about 2:30-3 after the launch work party and flew in thermals till sunset. (Surprisingly we found multiple 500fpm thermals at that late hour and this time of year. The Face heats and works even if the wind is light.) All thermal pilots were able to top land.
Some may want to launch Erlyer or later, Please adjust your flying time and schedule to meet your own skill level needs. Many P2 and H2 Pilots have been getting in some great flights early and late in the day making multiple flights.
Time Table (rough time line) :
11:00 - General Meeting Time & Set-up in LZ:
12:00 - Drive to launch
12:30 - Site intros on Main Launch
1 - 4:00 - Launching (it would be great if we could minimize the impact on Smiley launch and encourage HGs to use the main launch)
~3:30 BBQ Set-up & Start Cooking
~ 4pm - BBQ starts
~5:30 - Awards Ceremony – During BBQ this year
BBQ Starts ~ @ 4pm
Main Course will be provided by the club however it is primarily a potluck; so plan to bring an appetizer, side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Please also bring any drinks you might want. BYOB
Angela A., Wild Bill, & the Social committee would like some help from some volunteers to help coordinate food pickup, set up and break down. Also, if you have a charcoal grill that you would be willing to bring, that would be great. Ideally, we can get these things coordinated by mid day on the Friday before the event so that everything runs as smooth as possible on Saturday.
Please Comment below and or contact Angela (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Wild Bill to help and coordinate on the event planning side.