The 2017 Yosemite Flying Season

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The 2017 Yosemite Flying Season

Postby crvalley » Wed May 17, 2017 7:47 pm

Hello Pilots,

The 2017 Yosemite flying season is getting off to a wet start - really wet!

Normally, opening season is the first weekend of June, but that has now been cancelled due to a flooded LZ and a rising Merced River.

Link to Merced River height HERE.

In fact, all of June has been called off at least for now as the warmer weather will result in continued rise of the Merced River - and more flooding.

We have monitors signed up for July and August, though, and more will get their names on the calendar as the flying season approaches.

Link to Yosemite Hang Gliding Association website HERE.

We'll still be holding our annual meeting on Saturday, June 3rd, 10am, at the Leidig Meadow / Swinging Bridge parking lot picnic area.

Needless to say, there are a few of us that are still going just to enjoy the scenery and perhaps get in a hike or two.

So, that is where it stands for now - give me a call or email if you have any questions.

Fly safe!

Chris Valley
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Re: The 2017 Yosemite Flying Season

Postby Richard » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:34 pm

I was curious if anyone has an update on the conditions at Yosemite and when flying might begin there this year?


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Re: The 2017 Yosemite Flying Season

Postby crvalley » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:16 pm

Hi Richard,

The Yosemite flying season will start up more toward the end of this month (July).

Link to the flight calendar HERE.

I'll be signing up to monitor toward the end of September - more monitors will get there name(s) on the calendar, also.

The Merced River has receded, so we should be good to go.



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