XC Awards Ceremony for 2022:
April 22th @ Palomar!
âSDHGPA Membership is required to participate in the Fly-in Event and to Fly Palomar.
Please take care of Memberships and print parking passes BEFORE driving out if not current.
Rough Tentative Time Table:
12:00 - Set-up & General Meeting Time / Check in at LZ opens
1:45 - Carpooling to launch starts
2:30 - Site intro on Main Launch
2:00 - 7:00 - Launching (First Year H2 & P2-P3 should be launching later than 4:30pm with your higher rated sponsor/ mentor. . .)
~ 4:30 Appetizers Potluck & LZ festivities Start
~ 5:00-8:00 - Taco Cart serving in LZ
~ 7:00 pm - Awards Ceremony
7:24 pm- Sunset
Where: Palomar Main LZ
SDHGPA Palomar Main LZ - Roberts Ranch, 15482 CA-76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061 map
Key Points for the Fly-in
We are giving gear swap another try at the fly in! Enter the gear you are selling in the Google sheet link below, include your contact info. If you are interested in a piece of gear reach out directly to the seller. If there are any issues Cameron Eibl (contact on telegram) will do his best to help you coordinate.
By popular demand, we will be having a Taco Cart in the LZ.
Main Course (Taco Cart) will be provided by the club but this is also a potluck event; therefore, plan to bring a Fiesta worthy appetizer, side dish, salad, fruit, dessert, or drinks you'd like to share throughout the day and post flying (BYOB).
Also Bring out your favorite Yard Games! for post flying fun & socializing: bocce ball, corn hole, ladder toss . . .
SDHGPA Members: Free for SDHGPA Members (included as Membership benefit)
Non-flying guest: $10 BBQ/ donation for Taco Cart is appreciated.
SDHGPA Membership is required to participate in the Fly-in at Palomar and covers the taco cart as a membership benefit. (Full Annual Membership, or Visiting Pilot membership is valid for this event. For non flying guests, $10/ person BBQ donation for taco cart is appreciated)
Note that all Cars must have a parking pass in the LZ & Launch (& no parking out on the road).
Please take care of Memberships and print parking passes before driving out if not current.
All memberships are online and easier with a strong connection. . .
a rich history of XC free flight in Southern California
Rich Matros Memorial X-C Contest History: The SDHGPA was originally known as the Ultralight Flier's Organization, or UFO. The UFO was formed in 1973 and changed names to SDHGA in 1987. In 1994 the name was changed once again to the San Diego Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association or SDHGPA to better represent our growing paraglider pilot membership.
Rich Matros was one of the earliest members of the UFO, and one of its strongest supporters for over 15 years before succumbing to cancer. The cross country contest was renamed the Rich Matros Cross Country Contest in 1988 to honor Rich and to recognize his years of contribution to our club and his passion for XC.
âFor more information and how to participate in the XC comp as an SDHGPA membership benefit, see the Rich Matros Memorial X-C Contest page under the More navigation section.
The Social Committee would like some help from some volunteers to help coordinate, set up, and break down.
Social committee would like some help from some volunteers to help coordinate food pickup, set up and break down. Also, if you have a Portable Table 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.â