"It was happening. They were, in fact, crossing one of the greatest mountain ranges on earth"
Do you need some thermals and good HG pilot company? Mid May is normally great flying at Lake McClure. If you have never been to Lake McClure, let us offer you a big welcome since this year’s Coyote Howl is the perfect chance. The lake is high, mountains are green and all the pilots are above average. The popular Speed Gliding event will be held both days at 9 am. The cross country competition and spot landing contest begin around noon depending on conditions. A mere $30 donation will allow entry to the competition, food and drinks, and provide MLSR with important fundraising.
Directions: Take State Highway 132 east towards Coulterville. Go about 1/2 mile past the turnoff to Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area and look for the Landing Zone gate to your right. If you end up in Historic Coulterville, do not despair. Buy beer and drive back down to the west a couple miles and look for the LZ near the lake. The gate to the LZ should be accessible for the weekend. Pilots normally meet in the LZ, load up onto a 4WD and head to the locked launch gate. Please don’t hesitate to ask others (at the LZ) if you need a ride to launch or offer a ride if you have the room.
The Big Guy Fly-In will be held on Saturday May 11th. There will be a spot Landing contest, X-C contest. Both contests will have cash awards for a first place. There will be no money paid to second, third, forth, and onward. This is after all, a Big Guy Fly-in, what did you expect? For more information visit the Big Guy's Bullentin Board thread