What: Two Day Hike and Fly Race
When: April 9- 10, Registration Closes Feb 14
Where: Bishop, CA (for now)
Who: ADVANCED/ PRO PILOTS- we may require video or igc proof of competence
Telegram Link: USA Hike and Fly
How to Sign Up: REGISTRATION FORM
Entry Fee: $150
Venmo or cash are accepted (click the word "venmo" for the link to pay)
Entry/ Prize: TBD
Course: TBD... expect this course to be long and challenging pushing your abilities in the air and on the ground through The Owens Valley.
My goal is to make this as fun and safe as possible in an amazing location. Expect 90 to 150 miles over two days!
You are an expert to compete and we expect you to make excellent decisions even when exhausted.
On April 1st we will finalize the location. If the conditions look un-flyable/ not safe we will relocate to a Southern California site that has the best conditions. While I know there is concern from others about flying this valley in hike and fly fashion, I promise this will not be unreasonable for the pilots racing. After years of guiding and flying in this valley, I am extremely confident in this being an amazing event.
There are only 15 spots available in the two day race.
I will work on having a Sprint Race near Bishop on the 10th but need to find someone to be the day of coordinator and safety director. If you know anyone or are keen on the job PM me.
I am working to make this our best event yet in my favorite place to hike and fly!
PS. If you are thinking about the X Red Rocks, this will give you more points to qualify.