BAPA Meeting Minutes – May 6, 2014

The meeting was held at Round Table Pizza in South San Francisco.

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm

In attendance were 4 BAPA pilots (officers and former officers) and 3 guests of


Martin Palmaz  CEO of USHPA on a business trip in the Bay Area,

Steve Rodrigues USHPA Secretary, Director at Large and Fellow Feathers’


Jon James from Sonoma Wings.

The meeting was presided over by Dave McMillan, President

President’s Report (David McMillan)

 Dunlap flying site:

This site is managed by a new club and new USHPA chapter: “Central California

Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Club”. The previous club was dissolved.

There are new procedures to fly there, a new website: url:

Before going there, please see the rules and info.

In short, club fee is $75 a year or $25 per event.

 Hat Creek flying site:

There is also a new Club there. Jugdeep Aggarwal  and Jon Stalman went there

and spent $240 in travel expenses. A motion was passed to reimburse them.

Bapa Website:

A new P3 offered to help. But progress is slow.

Big Sur Fly-in October 30-31, 2015:

The biggest camp site is already reserved for BAPA. The campground takes no

walk-ins. (more info to follow).

 Fort Funston Air Space:

National Park Service and GGNRA are working together to use the same wording

in their use permits for Fort Funston and The Stables. A long discussion

followed about some paragliders seen flying Fort Funston Airspace.

 Meeting place:

We are still looking for a good West Bay meeting place. The good standing of the

BAPA bank account could help to pay for renting a meeting place, which will

attract more partipants. (knowing that there are only 3 meetings a year on the

West Bay). We are looking for a place where people would like to come, serving

food (and beer of course). Any suggestion is welcome.

 Activities (on behalf of Will’s absence):

Past fly-ins: Dunlap (April 18-19) and Potato-hill (April 30).

Next is Hat Creek July 4.

Other Officer Reports - None

 Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm

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