Palomar de Halloween ICARNAVAL :
- the Masquerade Flights -
Contest of costumed hang glider and paraglider pilots: exciting, hilarious, original, fantastically creative and daring… ***
- Spot Landing
- Bomb Drop
- Time Aloft
- Fastest Sled
*** Costumes must not restrict vision and or flying in any manor nor unnecessarily impede running. Masks will not be permitted during takeoff or flight.
Where: Palomar Main LZ
SDHGPA Palomar Main LZ - Roberts Ranch, 15482 CA-76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061 map
When: Meeting in Main LZ around 11 for set-up and dropping off supplies. We'll start driving to launch around 12:00. The late afternoon flights have also been fantastic, and many pilots will be showing up later in the day.
Rough Time Table:
12:00 - General Meeting Time & Set-up in LZ
1:00 - Drive to launch
1:30 - Site intros on Main Launch
1 - 5:30 - Launching
~4:30 BBQ Set-up & Start Cooking
~ 5pm - BBQ starts
~7:00 - Contest Awards Ceremony
2017 Costume Award Winners:
Grand Prize: Kim Fyi-UN Missile Test Launch: Kim McJong-un
Most Daring: Tigger 80s Crop Top gone bad: Ira Hayes
Most Original: Fake News Newsy: Moises Bada
Scariest / disturbingly creepy: Tux Morph - Aaron Price
Most Creative: Speed Racer & the Mach 5 : Steve Rohrbaugh
Any new (late) Annual Memberships joining for the Fly-in (after October 20th), will be rolled over into a 2019 Annual Membership as an added bonus treat. Late membership Roll-over normally starts in November.
(Full Annual Membership, or Visiting Pilot membership is valid for this event. For non flying guests, a $5/ person BBQ donation is appreciated)
Please take care of Memberships and print parking passes before driving out if not current.
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Weekend Mountain Flying Forecast
On Saturday SDHGPA is putting on a fly-in and BBQ at Palomar. The flying conditions look pretty good. It will be sunny and quite warm. Wind will be West at 8 mph. Lift at 400 fpm will get over 6,000'. With those thermals there should be nice cycles for hang glider pilots to take off.
Sunday will have some clouds. At Laguna it looks like it will be light East, 6 mph, all day. Lift at 400 fpm will get to 8,000'. At Horse wind will be 9 mph from the West. Lift will get to 7,000'.
Current Conditions on Launch
Please use Sign-Up Genius for signing up for the remaining needed Volunteer positions, and other Items like tables, BBQs & other that we will be needing to bring out for this fly-in.