Saturday January 16th 2016
For the Best flying in SoCal on Sat and a great BBQ, Come out to Palomar!
Although the WX does not look perfect, Palomar looks like the only flyable site in So Cal this Sat Jan 16th. The long term forecasts for the following alt weekend does not look good. Believe it or not, this is exactly the weather forecast and conditions that we had Last Year and the flying turned out to be off the chart good for the time of year. So we are a go for this weekend!
Also; Martin Palmaz (USHPA Executive Director) has just flown in to join us for our Fly-In on the 16th. He would like to talk with us, answer any questions, and get our feedback regarding USHPA & Insurance issues.
WX for the day: (1-16-16)
Not great depending on what models you are looking at, but probably the best and only flying in the San Diego Mts.
The Global model is fairly optimistic to 5.4K, but NAM & RAP show only to 4. But that is still 500 over the main launch. Surface winds look good, however upper level winds starting at 6K are strong out of the North. There will likely be a mixing layer of interesting air.
Expect it to be flyable and the BBQ will be a great time.
Date: Jan 16th 2016
Where: Palomar Main LZ - Robert’s Ranch (Pala)
15450 California 76, Pauma Valley CA 92061
(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)
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
~3:30 BBQ Set-up & Start Cooking
~ 4pm - BBQ starts
~5:30 - Guest Speaker Martin Palmaz (USHPA Executive Director) on state of USHPA Insurance
~6:00 - Awards Ceremony
Key Points for the Fly-in
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
Bill Davis, Angela A., & Doug Poirier 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 or Doug to help and coordinate on the event planning side.