Late Spring Fly-In @ Potato Hill - Jun 4-5th

It's time for another fly-in!
BAPA will be hosting a late-spring fly-in at Potato Hill on the weekend of 6/4-6/5. We will be camping at Dixie Glade campground (map link below). The site is a bit primitive; there is an outhouse and firepits, but NO WATER. Camping fee is $5/night. The forecast has temperatures at Dixie Glade in the mid-90s during the day and low-60s at night. Please be sure to bring enough water.
New pilots, and pilots who haven't been to Potato before: let's plan on meeting in the LZ at 9:00am Saturday morning; everyone else: let's plan on meeting in the LZ at 9:30am on both Saturday and Sunday morning. It would be awesome if some(one) could volunteer to help with driving/retrieves.I'm linking a document to track food items and volunteers if anyone is interested:
Please note that cell reception gets pretty spotty once you leave the I5. I'll be keeping my radio handy (147.405). Also, the nearest store (that I'm aware of) is about 40 minutes away from Dixie Glade in Stonyford the way to Dixie Glade (the Stonyford General Store).
Stonyford General Store:
Dixe Glade:
If you have not been to Potato Hill before please visit this link to get more information:
Potato Hill is informally regulated by BAPA and Sonoma Wings and although there are no rating requirements please be aware that it is a (usually) lee side mountain thermal site with an LZ that often has thermic, turbulent air (it's poppy!). If you have little to no mountain experience Potato can be a good place to build your skills but you should plan to fly early in the day and/or in the evening if conditions allow.
Feel free to reach out to me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Can't wait to see y'all out there!
What: Late-spring fly-in
Where: Potato Hill (camp @ Dixie Glade)
When: 6/4 - 6/5
Ross Strickland
BAPA Activities Coordinator