Friday, November 16, 2012

Northwest Paragliding Club Meeting

The November Meeting of the Northwest Paragliding Club is next Tuesday, November 20, 2012.    
7:00 PM the back room at Pogacha - 120 NW Gilman Boulevard in Issaquah.  
November is the month when the NWPC selects its Board of Directors for the coming year.  Candidates for the 2013 Board will be nominated in preparation for voting.  Nominations will be made by the present Board and solicited from members at the meeting.  At the meeting, any member can can nominate any other member.  (The nominee must agree in advance or be present to accept the nomination.)     

Tuesday's program will include a presentation by the Women With Wings on their recent Owens Valley trip.  It
 will also be your opportunity to share your flying experiences, ask questions and discuss flying.  We will have an open forum where you can show photos and/or videos of flights and sites.  Just bring your pics on a flash drive, DVD or USB hard drive.  You will also be able to give or receive advice on anything paragliding: for example, where to fly on your winter vacation, or what radio, GPS or vario to get, and how to operate them. 
Flying Field Trips:  At this month's board meeting we decided that the Club should sponsor a monthly flying field-trip.  We'll gather whoever is interested and go to one or two flying sites around the state to experience other sites.  It will be an opportunity for our newer pilots to get site orientations and fly new sites with more experienced pilots.  It's also an opportunity for a bit of mentoring, and for camaraderie and fun flying.  We have tentatively set a date of December 8 for the first Flying Field Trip.  Where we go will depend on the weather.  At Tuesday's Club meeting we will solicit your thoughts and work out some of the details.  
Should be a fun evening.  See you there.