Site News and Updates
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10/20/14. I finally updated our work party page to show the work done in April of 2014. You can click the link to the left (volunteers at work) or here to see our final volunteer work done as the Special Use Permit holders at the site.
10/10/14. Who's negotiating the future of the flying site at Hat Creek Rim? That a good question. The future of this site should be a collaborative effort that includes feedback from the entire flying community. Remember back several months ago when Region II Director Jugdeep Aggarwal announced he would be spearheading this effort? To date nothing has been posted about the progress of his efforts. Don't be too surprised if the negotiations for this very public site remains void of the flying community's input - or, void of input from all but a very select group of "real" pilots.
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.
Acting Lands and Recreation Officer
Lassen NF, Hat Creek Ranger District
530.336.3381, Fax 530.336.5758
Current CalFire Incident Info here.
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
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.
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