Earth Day Cleanup at Mussel Rock - THIS Saturday, April 20, 9-11:30am

BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This Saturday, April 20th from 9-11:30am is the Earth Day cleanup in Pacifica.  BAPA has supported this event together with the Pacifica Beach Coalition in the past and will continue to do so this year.  We will be volunteering at one of our favorite flying sites, Mussel Rock.  BAPA will be providing coffee and bagels to volunteers around 9am.

Information on the event can be found on the Pacifica Beach Coalition's website:  www.pacificabeachcoalition.org 

Please make a serious effort to come out this Saturday morning to volunteer and show the community that we as paraglider pilots are committed to preserving this spectacular part of California's coast that we all love to fly.  The Pacifica Beach Coalition truly values our efforts in this event.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Dave McMillan 

BAPA Activities Director

Next BAPA Fly-in - Dunlap, April 20th-21st, 2013

Hello Pilots!

The next BAPA Fly-in will be held at Dunlap, April 20th-21st, 2013.  This fly-in was originally scheduled for Potato Hill, but due to the recent fire we have moved it to Dunlap. The road to Potato Hill will be closed until at least May 31, 2013.

Dunlap is one of the most consistent sites around.  Note that Dunlap is a P-3 site.  Please RSVP to me asap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're thinking about coming to Dunlap, and I'll set up an Evite with all the respondents early next week.  We will do all the fly-in coordination via the Evite.

Our traditional camping/lodging location at Sequoia Highlands up top is not available to us due to some unfortunate circumstances.  We will instead be staying at St. Nicholas Ranch in the Dunlap Valley.  More information on St. Nicks is here: http://www.stnicholasranch.org/

St. Nicks has camping and dorm rooms for $15 per person per night.  There are also a very limited number of lodge rooms available for $70 per night.  I will have a better idea of lodge room availability later this week, but priority is being given to a larger group also staying at the ranch the same weekend.  For Saturday dinner we will either eat at St. Nicks or go out to one of the local establishments.

If unfamiliar with Dunlap, please read up on the site at www.flyzephyr.com/dunlap.htm and the local club's webpage at www.flydunlap.com/  Note that everyone needs to pay their yearly flying dues to the local club prior to flying at Dunlap.  Details can be found at the weblink above.

When you RSVP, please let me know your accommodation preference, ie camping/dorm/lodge room at St. Nicks or staying elsewhere.


Dave McMillan

BAPA Activities Director

2013 BAPA Schedule of Events

I have updated the events calendar to show BAPA's planned activities for 2013.  For more information see the "Events Calendar" tab on the left of the website.  I don't expect these dates to change, however fly-ins and clinics are subject to cancellation/change due to weather conditions.  Additional BAPA clinics may be added during the year as they become available. 
Other events of interest to BAPA members are also listed on the events calendar.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the BAPA Events Calendar, please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to seeing you all at a BAPA event in 2013!

David McMillan
BAPA Activities Director

BAPA Kiting Clinics - Vallejo/Benicia: April 6th & August 3rd, 2013

Mark your calendars - Kiting clinics in Vallejo on two Saturdays: April 6th and August 3rd, 2013.  Followed by site-intros at nearby flying sites

Thanks Joe Cruz for the video of our 2012 clinic:  http://youtu.be/MYZb8sIvAFc 

More information here:


See you in Vallejo!

Dave McMillan - BAPA Activities Director

Next BAPA Meeting - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Milpitas - "The Evolution of the Red Bull X-Alps Race"

Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at Round Table Pizza in Milpitas.

Immediately following the meeting, Honza Rejmanek, a three time top-ten placing X-Alps athlete, will discuss how the race has changed over the years and how he is preparing to represent the US for the fourth time.

Please come and also spread the word, it should be a fantastic meeting.  And if you are a new BAPA member (or someone just interested in BAPA) this is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic local pilots!  All are welcome.

Details are as follows:
6:30pm - Social Half Hour begins
7:00pm - Official Meeting begins
Immediately following the meeting - Presentation by Honza on the Red Bull X-Alps Race

Round Table Pizza
1271 East Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA  95035

If you have any questions please contact me, otherwise I look forward to seeing you all in Milpitas!

Dave McMillan
BAPA Activities Director
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