This website is maintained by the Shasta Sky Sailors, USHPA Chapter #57. A timeline of our involvement at the site can be found here. We've had 40 years of development and involvement at this flying site. We shouldered the requirements as permit holders from the time it was required in 1996 until july 2014. We're damn proud of the our many accomplishments at the site.

Site News and Updates

Fire Restrictions begin July, 1st at the Rim

Notice to Pilots

We've discontinued our Special Use Permit (SUP) at Hat Creek Rim. This was a difficult but necessary decision.

Per Forest Service SUP requirements, we have removed all facilities/improvements from the flying site. The Forest Service is allowing windsocks and a toilet at launch until a new Use Permit is processed.

For those who have supported and used the site responsibly over the decades, thank you very much. Hat Creek Rim has been an all volunteer effort that has worked since 1975. We are proud to have been part of such a wonderful experience.



The Shasta Sky Sailors’ Hat Creek Committee


The TFR for the Hat Creek Rim Area is now lifted. However, the Forest Closure Order is still in effect.

There is no access to the flying site (see FCO below).


Forest Closure Order (includes all areas of the Hat Creek Rim flying site)

Current CalFire Incident Info here.






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