OK to fly Woodrat Mt. again.

Dear Pilots,
The heliport and fire camp in Jones field have been removed and helicopter traffic between Longsword and the Hendrix fire is no longer a concern.  What is of concern are the air tankers flying between MFR and and the Natchez fire.  We are removing the voluntary closure of Woodrat launch as of noon on August 14th.  We still have hazardous conditions and all pilots should be extra cautious about launching.  Visibility has been less than 3 miles on most days and changes rapidly.  If you launch and visibility is reduced for that required in Class E airspace, you must land immediately.  Please review  the VFR visibility requirements and fly by FAA rules.

Class E:
Less than 10,000 feet MSL 3 statute miles 500 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
2,000 feet horizontal.
At or above 10,000 feet MSL 5 statute miles 1,000 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
1 statute mile horizontal.

Ryan Grizzell
RVHPA Safety Officer

Hunter Charity Dinner 2018

 Sunday June 10, 2018  6:30 PM

Please join the Rogue Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association for the annual Hunter charity dinner.  Donations go to support local charities designated by the Hunter family.

LongSword Vineyard
8555 OR Hwy 238.

Menu items to include:
Quinoa salad
And many sides
Desert to feature lemon bars

$15 per person (suggested donation)
Pre-sale tickets available at Applegate Open registration Friday June, 8 from 4pm-8pm.
Some tickets also available at the door.

USHPA Temp Membership required for Foreign Pilots

Foreign pilots (including Canadians) must hold a current USHPA membership in addition to a membership in RVHPA to fly from Woodrat Mountain.

Having the USHPA membership is important because it provides you with liability insurance for any damage you might do to someone’s property.  It is also important because our landowners are not insured against claim by injured parties if the pilot is not a USHPA member.

If you are not a USHPA member you may purchase a 30 day membership from one of the local instructors.  It’s easy…

Just present your IPPI card issued by your country’s free flight governing body to one of the local instructors, complete the 30 day application with the instructor, and sign the waiver on the back side.  The instructor will give you the temporary membership portion of the form and mail the completed form to USHPA.

Typical fee for purchasing this membership  from USHPA through the instructor is  $10 USD.

Local instructors who can issue your 30 day membership are listed below:

Kevin Lee | Thermal Tracker Paragliding

USHPA Advanced & Tandem Instructor
+1 541.890.7142

 Sam Crocker | Sundog Paragliding

USHPA Advanced & Tandem Instructor
+1 503.781.1795