The only scheduled sanctioned U.S. Competition is happening on a huge expanse of grass. The “Endless Footdrag” again is providing the perfect spot. Come join us. It’s also a great opportunity to try your hand at precision flying, maneuvering and learning from fellow pilots.
Practice on Friday evening, May 22.
Competition on May 23, 0630am
Another round on May 23, 6:30pm
Make-up on Sunday, May 24, 6:30am and/or 6:30pm
Registration is $40
PayPal to River Valley Paragliding “[email protected]”
On behalf of the entire fly-in committee, I want to extend our sincere appreciation for your registration and attendance.
The non-profit Palm Bay Paramotor Fly gives 100% of the proceeds, after expenses, to support the Palm Bay Police Department’s Victim Services Unit and the Police Explorers. Every penny spent – to purchase a cupcake, water, dinner, etc. goes straight to these programs.
Due to the extreme generosity of the pilots, friends and family, I am happy to report that this was $6,000.00 — funds that will go a long way in providing much needed assistance and recovery to help restore safety and security to crime victims and their children. Along with that, the Explorer program will continue to mentor, educate, and create our future leaders in law enforcement.
Please “save the date” for our 2016 annual Palm Bay Para Fly-in which will be held on April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Again, thank you so much for choosing our event, sharing your love of the sport, and your generosity and support of two very impactful programs.
Blue skies and sunshine,
Victim Services Manager
Palm Bay Police Department
Here are some pictures from this year’s USPPA Convention & Palm Bay Fly-in. Click on each for a larger version in a separate window. I was able to stroll around the field for about 2-3 hours capturing these images on Saturday morning, before I had to head out for the trek back to California. My apologies if I didn’t capture your image or perhaps I did and it didn’t expose correctly, either way it wasn’t intentional.
Hope you enjoy 🙂
~ Christopher Pine
We have one of the largest bermuda sod farms in the area, which offers soft green sod and allows unobstructed flying at it’s best. Check out Google Earth, Fort Smith, Arkansas (View the sod farm area, which is straight west of Fort Smith, between the city limits and the Arkansas River).
May 20th – 25th 2015
Ratings clinic—PPG 1-3
National PPG Competition
Fly-In fee: $35.00 for all Pilots
The Arkansas/Oklahoma Memorial Day Weekend Fly-In is an informal gathering of ONLY PG and PPG pilots/families.
A USPPA membership is required to attend this fly-in. Also, if you cannot provide proof of your PPG2 rating (or higher) you MUST enroll in the on-site ratings clinic. Not to worry, the fee is reimbursed upon completion.
Camping is available on-site.
A variety of fine dining and fast food restaurants are within 5-10 minutes from the flying area.
There are several hotel/motels located within a 5 mile radius of the sod farms. (and Fort Smith airport with airline service: AA and NWA flights)
More info: http://www.rvppg.com/Fly-In/fly-in.html
Beach Blast is back after being absent from the PPG calendar for two years. Registration is now open. More information can be found at www.beachblastppg.com
March 13 – 15 2015
Address: Valkaria Airport – 2865 Greenbrooke Street, Malabar, FL 32950
The 2015 USPPA Convention is being held again in conjunction with the 4th annual Scott “Skyman” Adair Palm Bay Para Fly-in.