Welcome to the Northern Califiornia Cross Country League. We hope that we find all the information that you need to join in the league.
The Cross Country league is an informal series of cross country competitions running from March through to October held at flying sites within driving distance of the Bay Area. The league is set to help pilots of all abilities in improving their flying skills by flying set courses with other pilots. These are essentially a fly in with a mission.
The league is open to hang-glider and paraglider pilots who are happy thermalling with other pilots and who are able to land safely not-necessarily in the designated landing zone.
There are sister leagues around the country all following the same idea:
Southern California Cross Country League
NEW FOR 2013
Based on the questionnaire sent in 2012, the fee for each task will be raised to $30. This will cover task fee, ride to launch and retrieve.
SPOT or similar device is mandatory for all pilots
Ham License manditory for all pilots.
Drivers get paid $100 per day (must check in with Jug before coming to a meet).
Owners of approved vehicles for the meet have free entry . Gas money on these vehicles is c completely covered. Any remaining funds to be distributed to approved vehicle owners at the end of each weekend.
Waypoint file can be obtained on request from Jug.
First Timers come for free. If you have not come to the league before, the first two weekends with the league are free. (You will still have to contibute to retrieves and rides ($20)).
BRING IT ON.
To start flying in the league you need to do the following:
1) Complete the pilot registration
2) fill out the waiver and send it to me
3) download the waypoints to your GPS unit.
4) turn up at the venue with: your GPS, a 2m band radio and a serviceable parachute
5) SPOT or other similar satelite trackig device
6) have a ham license to be able to use repeaters to access the repeater network
Make sure you write your name on your GPS unit. Numbers can be found on the Pilot ID page. Please send your reg in asap. Check out the PilotID page. If you are marked as not having your waiver filled out you must have a completed waiver by the end of the April Comp to be scored.