From Memorial day weekend through Labor Day weekend, the gates to Dogpatch will be open, allowing pilots to park closer to the landing zone.
Dogpatch will be open for landing beginning May 5th Tuesday. Please do your best to observe social distancing especially while ride sharing up the hill. Open bed pick ups would be a great option for getting up the hill. We are a “high profile” group and WDFW will be keeping a eye on how the public is using the newly “opened” areas. Please let’s be mindful and not give them reasons to shut us out again.
Enjoy the sky!
Tina and Larry
Abridged from CJ’s e-mail sent to the CBCC listserve:
Our annual meeting is on this coming-up Saturday evening, at the Swepstons. You don’t have to be at the meeting to vote, but you DO need to send your vote via email or text or phone call to any of the BOD members before the voting takes place on Saturday evening.
The ballot is as follows, all positions appear to be uncontested:
- Pres: Ron Barbera
- VP: Aaron Swepston
- Sec: Kerie Swepston
- Treasurer: Tina Jorgenson
- Eric Ollikainen
- Tom Johns
Must be present to vote. Default is current people stay in their positions if they don’t resign and there’s no competition for the slot.
Tom and I are in Chelan and the conditions are looking pretty good for this weekend. The smoke has been really bad this season, but has finally cleared. If you’re thinking about getting some fun flying this weekend, come on over and join us.
Meet at the soccer field LZ Saturday morning 9am.
Hope to see you!
Just a reminder that the CanAm Fly-in at Black Mt date has been changed to Sept 22-24. That is the weekend after the scheduled Bike-n-Fly in Chelan. The date was changed due to the eclipse and high fire danger. Please forward to other groups and change it on your club websites. Thanks and have a great weekend.
It’s now mid May, the flying season is here and the Chelan dust devils are taunting us to come out and play… or maybe the Butte is covered in snow – one of those two!
The Classic took a year off in 2016, but now it’s bigger, easier, longer and cheaper than ever in 2017! Sounds like a dream? But it’s true! Read on.
For 2017 we’ve decided to extend the flying days and not limit the pilots to one week but to expand it out to the entire summer, so the meet will run from June 24 all the way until August 26. You will still need to produce 4 decent flights to be in the running for awards.
We will have a Kickoff weekend, June 24 and 25. You will be able to register, download waypoints, fly your brains out, and have a burger and a brew with your buddies. Then we will have a Wrap Up and Awards day on August 26. Fly your brains out then have a burger and a brew with your buddies then too.
This year, you will be asked to submit your tracklogs via E-mail to the Score Keeper, Aaron Rinn. He will evaluate your flight, score it and post it.
We are lowering our meet costs therefore we are lowering your entry fee. (read that again, please). This year, entry fee will be a mere $60. But don’t think of it as an entry fee, think of it as a contribution to the site fund to keep it open and available for you to fly this year and for many years to come. Think of your, $60 entry fee when you are using the launch area out houses, stocked with toilet paper. Think of your $60 when you are on final approach for an easy late evening landing into the Chelan Falls Soccer fields, or the Junkyard because your contribution helped pay for site insurance to keep those LZs open and available.
Hey everybody sign up today and make your plan and come fly Chelan!
Lenny Baron, 2017 Chelan Cross Country All-Summer Classic Meet Director
It doesn't’t get any better than this!
Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21
The North Cascades Soaring Club (NCSC) welcomes you all to
The Group Camp at Whatcom County’s Silver Lake Park in Maple Falls.
Para gliders, Hang gliders, Family & Friends from both sides of the
Border show up for this stellar event!
Registration – $40 ($60 pilot couples)
This fund – raising happening keeps our north end sites Rocking!
Money collected pays for campground, food & supplies
and helps support Whatcom and Skagit County foot launched Site Development,
Preservation and Advocacy Efforts.
What a Deal!
Your donation pays for 2 nights camping, Saturday night Main dish
Yes! The BarBChoo will be doing its thing!
and Sunday morning breakfast!
Bring your potluck dish to go with dinner
and expect sing – along fun and fabulous stargazing.
Silver Lake Campground is great for kids and non pilots!
Hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, horse camp, bike trails, nearby wineries.
Want to help make this a fabulous weekend?
We love volunteers – just check in when you arrive.
Blue Skies and Happy Flying!
Frostbite is looking to be spectacular if the weather forecasts hold true!
Date: April 9 & 10 (new gate key starts Friday night)
Where: Dog Mt. Landing Zone
Event fee: $30
BBQ/keg and Potluck (we provide burgers and hot dogs, condiments, and you bring your favorite hot dish, salad or dessert!
Bonfire Saturday night
Band and Dance Saturday night
Spot landing contest (best 3) both days
Candy drop for the kids both days
Dog Key $50
Porta potty available at LZ and Launch
Volunteers needed for set-up (starting Friday morning), Spot landing judges, registration, food prep, tear-down and clean up. Thank you in advance for helping out, you always do!
And here is "fine print".
Everyone is welcome to the event, you just need to fit the parameters to fly.
Dog Mt. flight requirements:
· USHPA current membership required.
· Dog Mt. Signed Waiver required (available in metal box).
· HG—Hang 1 rating w/ USHPA instructor only.
· HG—Hang 2 w/sponsor (sponsor must be H3 or higher).
· Sponsors must pre-flight, go over flight plan, and launch the H2 pilot they are sponsoring.
· Paragliding must be P3 or higher, no instruction of P1/P2 or Paragliding tandems allowed. A max of 5 paragliders shall occupy the airspace within 1/2 statue mile of Dog Mt. Paragliders must yield the soaring face of Dog Mt. to tandem hangliders and H2 student pilots.
· $50 key/use fee annually or $15 day pass / $25 weekend pass.