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2018 National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
03/31/2018 · 10:00 am
Washington Monument National Monument
The kite fest is March 31st this year. 10 AM – 4:30 PM The rain date is Sunday the 1st.

Bring your paragliders and hang gliders! It's the one day of year we're allowed to kite our wings on the mall. The CHGPA will have a table and two chairs and I'll bring the CHGPA sign to hang from the front of it. I'm looking for a volunteer to bring a hang glider and for people to help man the table with me.
 

6th Annual Silent Airshow
04/07/2018 · 11:00 am · 5:00 pm
North Mountain Vineyard & Winery
North Mountain Vineyard & Winery will be hosting the 6th annual Silent Airshow on Saturday April 7th, 2018. Even if you're not a pilot, you can come watch people launch at Woodstock Tower and then go to the winery after.

We would like to have on display Hang Gliders and Paragliders. XC flights to the winery have been achieved, with 2 hang gliders landing there from Woodstock during the 2013 event, and 2 paragliders landing there from Edith's Gap during the 2014 event. Last year was great; we had 2 hang gliders land at the winery. Let's hope that this year's weather is a repeat of last year in order to enable safe flights and in addition the possibility of XC flights to the winery.
 

CHGPA Holiday Party
12/02/2017 · 7:00 pm · 11:00 pm
4541 Windsor Ln, Chevy Chase, MD, 20814
 

BBQ, Camping, Site Maintenance, and Flying!
09/23/2017 · 9:00 am -
09/24/2017 · 5:00 pm
Woodstock, VA
Peter and George of Shenandoah Paragliding are hosting a BBQ and camping Saturday night at Peter's house in Woodstock, VA. Peter has campsites at his house and will be providing food. Before the BBQ we'll be in Luray, VA doing site maintenance and flying! Come help or come for the BBQ and camping and bring desserts and drinks!
 

2017 DC Adventure Film Festival
09/08/2017 · 5:30 pm -
09/09/2017 · 11:00 pm
US Navy Memorial
The 3rd Annual DC Adventure Film Festival kicks off on September 8, 2017 at the Burke Theater - Navy Heritage Center at 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW!

Join us for two-nights showcasing 34 adventure and outdoor films from around the world including numerous world, North American, and U.S. premiers. Special filmmaker Q&A's, daytime activities, and more.

Films and Schedule can be found here: http://dcaff.org/festival/2017-festival/films-and-schedule/
 

September Meeting
09/07/2017 · 7:30 pm
1201 Windrock Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1555, United States
It's been a busy summer and many months since we've had a gathering. Jon Kim has graciously offered to host a meetup at his house in McLean, VA and is planning to cook a spaghetti dinner!

What to bring: Sides, drinks, or dessert

A few topics for discussion:
Membership and finances
Safety (recent incidents, incident management)
Site review/status
Windtalker status
Volunteers for CHGPA board members for Secretary and Safety Officer

There will be plenty of parking at Jon's house. However, it's not metro accessible. I'm driving from DC and can help carpool or pick people up from the Spring Hill Metro station on the Silver line if needed.

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
 

2017 National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
04/01/2017 · 10:00 am
Washington Monument National Monument
The kite fest is April 1st this year. 10 AM – 4:30 PM The rain date is Sunday the 2nd.

We'll have our usual spot on the mall this year for kiting paragliders and hang gliders. The CHGPA will have a table and two chairs and I'll bring the CHGPA sign to hang from the front of it. I'm looking for a volunteer to bring a hang glider and for people to help man the table with me.

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/blossom-kite-festival/
 

Spring Equinox Meetup
03/20/2017 · 7:00 pm · 10:00 pm
The March Meetup will be Monday, March 20th from 7-9:30pm. March 20th is also the Spring Equinox and the beginning of Spring!

The meetup will be at Jeff Eggers' House in McLean.

USHPA Executive Director Martin Palmaz will be in town and is scheduled to attend!

Some ideas for the meetup:

• Spring flying & safety

• Watching videos of reserve deployments

• XC routes and waypoint loading (bring your vario/gps)

We'll probably order some pizzas, but bring a snack or beer if you want.

New pilots or people interested in learning about the sport are always welcome. Meetups are the easiest place to get the answers to all of your flying questions. See you there.
 

Movie night!
02/17/2017 · 7:00 pm
See the meetup for details:
https://www.meetup.com/DC-Free-Flyers/events/237435278/
 

CHGPA Holiday Party & Membership Meeting
01/05/2017 · 7:00 pm
4541 Windsor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-4724, United States
Event: CHGPA Holiday Party & Membership Meeting
Address: John & Marnie Middelton Home
4541 Windsor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Date: Thursday. January 5th, 2017
Time: 7:00—9:30pm
→ Please Bring: Salads, Veggies, Dips, Snacks, Deserts, & Drinks, Etc.

Membership Renewal: Questions to Karl Schackmann
Email: treasurer@chgpa.org
Membership Dues: $50
Renewal Form URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_J7YbMimwLvHxIx3HE9VApiQUcl0KPXWcQCb2faLdJg/viewform?edit_requested=true