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Octoberfest / Oct. 12th, 2013
The Bridgeport Classic / Aug 31st - Sept 1st, 2013

The Big Guy Fly-in / May 11th, 2013

The Chuck Off Fly-In Appril 13th, 2013


The Crossing

"It was happening. They were, in fact, crossing one of the greatest mountain ranges on earth"

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October 12th, 2013

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There will no doubt be some more ACP groveling as once again our fearless team of Sky Sluts shame those sorry ass Bay Area pilots to Speed Gliding, Duration, Distance, Spot Landing, Pylon Course and of the course their famed "Golden Hammer Award". The weekend family friendly event follows the same schedule as our annual Coyote Howl Fly-in. Also check out our Site Page for more inforamtion.

Coyote Howl
Come and "Get you Some"

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Do you need some thermals and good HG pilot company? Mid May is normally great flying at Lake McClure. If you have never been to Lake McClure, let us offer you a big welcome since this year’s Coyote Howl is the perfect chance. The lake is high, mountains are green and all the pilots are above average. The popular Speed Gliding event will be held both days at 9 am. The cross country competition and spot landing contest begin around noon depending on conditions. A mere $30 donation will allow entry to the competition, food and drinks, and provide MLSR with important fundraising.

Directions: Take State Highway 132 east towards Coulterville. Go about 1/2 mile past the turnoff to Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area and look for the Landing Zone gate to your right. If you end up in Historic Coulterville, do not despair. Buy beer and drive back down to the west a couple miles and look for the LZ near the lake. The gate to the LZ should be accessible for the weekend. Pilots normally meet in the LZ, load up onto a 4WD and head to the locked launch gate. Please don’t hesitate to ask others (at the LZ) if you need a ride to launch or offer a ride if you have the room.

T-shirts by our own Doug “dirty” will be available for sale
Keel stands made by Tim M will be available for $25

Saturday May 17, 2014
  • Rides to launch @ 7:30
  • 9am -10am Speed Gliding competition / Two classes / Two courses.
  • Spot Landing - Cleanest landing near the spot - This will be open all day, landings from Speed run will be included
  • Iron pilot “Duration” - Pilot with the most airtime in a single flight takes it
  • Cross country - Does not have to be declared… where will you go?
  • Horse Shoe Dash
  • Pylon course - Pilot who can reach the most check points
  • 11:00 am Pilot Meeting.
  • Around Noon the Competition and Fun Flying begins.
  • 4:00pm-7pm BBQ and beverages provided as pilots land.
Sunday May 18, 2014
  • 9am Speed Gliding
  • 11:00 am Awards Ceremony hosted by the Prez - Glen and or Jay Bass
  • 11:30-5:00 pm Competition and fun flying events.
*You do not have to pay the entry fee to join the fun, remember this is a fly in fundraiser. Pilots and Guest MUST pay MID day use fee or have a valid MID park sticker. All any cash/check donations can be placed in the MLSR iron pig in the LZ or given to Jay Bass
There will no doubt be outbreaks of pilot camping complete with TIWTIWGTD stories around the camp fire this year at the Horseshoe Bend Campgrounds.

PLEASE NOTE: If you enter the campsites, please pay the day use fee. The Rangers are sensitive about this so please show respect. Thank you.

Some love the “no lights” camping areas of Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area Campground which have the feel of being in a remote area.

Additional Information may be found on the Mother Lode Sky Riders FaceBook Page and the FaceBook Coyote Howl Event Page.

The nearest gas stations are Don Pedro Market and the one near the other side of Don Pedro. T-shirts will be available for $20. See you at Lake McClure on May 17 and 18.

The Big Guy Fly-in
"Yeah Baby"

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The Big Guy Fly-In will be held on Saturday May 11th, 2013. There will be a spot Landing contest, X-C contest. Both contests will have cash awards for a first place. There will be no money paid to second, third, forth, and onward. This is after all, a Big Guy Fly-in, what did you expect? For more information visit the Big Guy's Bullentin Board thread