This website is maintained by the Shasta Sky Sailors, former USHPA Chapter #57 (from 1974 until 2014). 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 very proud of the our many accomplishments at the site.

PLEASE NOTE: FLIGHT RELATED GUIDES AND INFORMATION WERE REMOVED FROM THIS SITE AT THE SAME TIME WE DISCONTINUED OUR SPECIAL USE PERMIT IN JULY OF 2014. OUR CLUB AND THIS WEBSITE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE USE AT THIS PUBLIC FLYING SITE. THE "SITE NEWS AND UPDATES" WILL PROVIDE CURRENT INFORMATION IMPORTANT TO THE SITE AND/OR THOSE CONSIDERING A VISIT THERE.


Site News and Updates

From most recent...

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 remain void of the flying community's input.

 

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
tataylor@fs.fed.us

 

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
7/10/14

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.

Sincerely,

The Shasta Sky Sailors’ Hat Creek Committee

 

Fire Restrictions began July, 1st at the Rim

 

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