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Salton Sea "Gathering"
of Paramotor Pilots

February 8-11th 2018

Salton SeaA Lake visible from Space!

With an estimated surface area of 343 square miles (890 km2) or 350 square miles (910 km2), the Salton Sea is the largest lake in California! The Salton Sea averages 15 miles (24 km) by 35 miles (56 km) in size. See Wikipedia for more interesting facts about this unique area.

The Salton Sea is a unique environment to fly our microlight aircraft at. The air is often calm ALL DAY LONG! The lake calms the air, because it does not heat it - hence, excellent flying conditions. BEWARE - the thermals are only a short distance away from the edge of the lake during the mid day.

What's up?
Pilots from all over the country and even the world will be coming to fly here. This is an informal gathering of pilots with no official organizer. We will be flying here for a few days, then likely transitioning to Glamis Dunes for a few days before moving on to the Arizona Flying Circus on the following weekend. See our EVENTS for more information about PPG Fly-In's around the country.

Mostly, we just camp, talk, drink, party, sleep and FLY! Come enjoy the camaraderie and community that happens every time two or more PPG pilots decide to gather and go flying together.

See some of the photos and videos from previous events HERE. There is also now a Facebook Page for this event HERE (click on Events).

Pleae fly respectfully here, we are guests and need follow some simple guidelines. Please look HERE for more.

Maps to viewTHE SALTON SEA "GATHERING" FOR 2018

We are planning an informal "gathering" of pilots at the same location as last year's event. There is an RV park and lots of parking, but you will have to make your own arrangements. There is no organizer for this event, just a bunch of guys getting together to fly!

If you have not attended a Salton Sea fly in here is what you can typically expect at Salton Sea:

• Smooth lake air, desert sun and all day flying at almost 200 ft below sea level!!
• A steady off lake breeze making all day thermal-free flying possible.
• Lots of places to explore from miles of beach to mountains and flat lands.
• Several restaurants that welcome us and encourage pilots to fly in and eat.
• Great weather averaging 75 degrees while much of the country is still under snow.
• Cool nights, perfect for bonfires.
• Nearly no neighbors to complain about the hundreds of paramotors flying around.

Early Salton Sea EventThe locations (such as the one in the photo to the left) used in previous years are not available for any launching or landing. Please do not attempt to fly from these areas as you may be charged with trespassing.

The location where we are planning to "gather" is shown on this MAP.

The campground where we will be staying is called the West Shores RV Park.

 

 

 

Here is the average weather for the Salton Sea:

Detailed Forecast
Today Sunny, with a high near 60. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 66. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 70. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 48. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night Clear, with a low around 50. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

 

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