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 began 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 the Forest Service SUP requirement, we have removed all of our facilities/improvements from the flying site. The Forest Service is allowing temporary 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 forest is closed, including the flying site due to fires in the area

There is currently no access to the flying site (see FCO below). We are checking the status of the closure daily and will post the forest opening as soon as it opens.

The TFR for the area has been lifted.

Hat Creek Rim Fire Closure Update - 8/21/14
As of today, per the Forest Service, the forest west of the Pacific Crest Trail remains CLOSED. East of the PCT is however now open. Considering that the Hat Creek Rim flying site sits just west of the PCT (by mere feet in some places) this is a bit frustrating. So close but yet so far...
The Forest Service said it was "too soon" to know whether or not the area west of the PCT would be open for the Labor Day weekend . There's still time for a last minute opening of the Rim


UPDATE 8/26/14 - Fresh from the FS - The Rim is OPEN

The road closures for the Hat Creek Rim have been lifted. The barricades were removed last night. I know many of you were hoping to fly this weekend, so I wanted to let you know right away.

I sent this to everyone in my email contacts, but please pass it on to others who may be interested.

Tami Taylor
Acting Lands and Recreation Officer
Lassen NF, Hat Creek Ranger District
530.336.3381, Fax 530.336.5758


Current CalFire Incident Info here.






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