2008 Fiesta De Cielo Full Moon Fly-in is AGAIN a big success, but not in the way we anticipated it to be. Strong Santa Ana conditions undermined Saturday and Sunday free-flight expectations although some powered guys managed to force their way aloft.
Yes Santa Ana’s both threatened potential attendees and hampered those who braved the “force” but we all still had a great time fraternizing together as pilots and patrons often do, as a result of weather.
But the most significant event, was that of the first day itself: “Fly-in For Faith” which was Thursday October 9, in which Team FlyLaSalina.com together with Baja Seasons Resort hosted the children of the Door of Faith Orphanage for a day of tandem motor flying; horseback riding; luncheon and beach activities at the La Salina Beach.
Team members Jessie, Terry, Flipper and Bajabrent (and videographer Antonio) conducted an Airsport introduction to the DOFO students on Wednesday night before the flying day, to familiarize the children with the activity. Verbal instruction, demonstrations and video presentation mesmerized the kids for about 45 minutes.
The next day, FlyLaSalina.com Team pilot Terry Flint tandemed over 20 children, ages 5-14 in his Paratoys.com 313 motor quad.
Miguel from Volare Airsports of La Mision flew 7 adult staff members in his ultralight trike from the Baja Seasons Resort.
Flying Flipper demonstrated her free-flight kiting skills on the beach to the enjoyment of children as well.
Lunch of “fillete de hotdogs” , awesome potato salad and other refreshments were provided by our gracious host Baja Seasons, engineered by our good friend Eduardo, Manager of the Resort.
ANNOUNCEMENT: June 30, 2008
LUNA LLENA FIESTA DEL CIELO III
FLY-IN FOR FAITH
DOOR OF FAITH ORPHANAGE 2008
Team FlyLaSalina.com announces a novel change to Fiesta Del Cielo III. We will kick-off this year’s with a day of tandem flying for the children (and some staff) at Door of Faith Orphanage (DOF). DOF is located in La Mision Baja a few short miles from La Salina. Baja Seasons Resort and Team FlyLaSalina.com will combine resources to provide an afternoon of flying, food and fun for the 50+ kids ranging in age from 13-18. Younger kids will enjoy swimming in the huge pool, miniature golf, ping-pong and other activities on the grounds at Baja Seasons.
Team FlyLaSalina.com invites you to come, participate, and bring things with you that would be helpful to Door of Faith Orphanage. Their website contains any/all information that will prove helpful for this endeavor (see www.DOFO.org )/ Feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns etc.
This is an open invitation to Paragliders, Hang Gliders, PPG, Ultralight Pilot, Base-Jumpers and Enthusiasts: EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!
There will be a whole series of events including: Longest Flight (time-wise); Highest Flight; Flight to Goal, Bomb-drop; Treasure Hunt; Spot Landing; Race to Launch; Cross-Country; Tows (payout winch);
For non-pilots and observers, tandem flights will be available from some of Southern CA and Baja’s most experienced trained professionals in paragliding, and ultralight. So finally there will be a chance for you to soar like a hawk, raven, eagle, or whatever your dream!
The Fiesta begins Thursday, October 9 and extends until Tuesday October 14, 2007. This provides up to 6 days and 5 nights at the venue. Tuesday night (10/14) is the actual FULL MOON—–and therefore should be spectacular. The main days of the event will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunday and/or Monday nights we will launch after sunset to fly the full moon. Monday will be the spillover day, in the event we get skunked on conditions another day.
Saturday Night will be “I Just Wanna Fly” Night at the Cantina featuring THE MOONDOGGIE Karaoke Show (www.THEMOONDOGGIE.com ) . You will be shocked/amazed how much of the local La Salina Community (pilots and non-pilots) will come and participate with the Fly-in participants at the #1 Baja Karaoke show
featuring Fly-in Music.
Some expected attendees: The E-Team from Lake Elsinore led by John Pitt, San Luis Obispo Flying Club, and the SLO Team Wing Envy led by Patrick Eaves, and Eric Hack, Lite-Touch Films guru, Phil Russman and his PPG Motorheads AND PG compadres Dan the Fan-Man, Mike Wellborn, Ron Schooler, and Team FLYLASALINA.com with Bajabrent, Flyin Flipper, Terry Flint, Chief Susan, Leapin Leota, Mad Maxine;, and Doc Gallardo; Team Rosarito/TJ Adrian Gomez; “Team Ridge Ravens” (Randolpho, Rebecca, Ramon, and Raul) Helen the Hawk, the infamous “Buzzards De Sur”, AND YOU!!!
DID WE MENTION CHEAP GAS??? TRY $2.50/GALLON!!!
SPECIAL NOTE: All proceeds (if any) from this event are being used to clean-up and maintain the flying area. Many of you who have flown here in the last few years have witnessed the decay of the facilities as well as the indiscriminate dumping of debris by both Gringos and Mexicans. Bajabrent will be continue his efforts to clean and restore the site with the assistance of local Mexican workers. Please support this activity to enhance the beauty and utility of this beautiful facility.
There will be press coverage and awesome t-shirts NEWLY designed by FLIPPER!!! Best lookin design in the flying industry, ranked NOS. 1 BY USHPA!!!
The main packages will be for a 4 day/ 3 night package stay for $99/person. This would include 3 nights at Bajabrent’s B-4 Beachclub see www.BAJABRENT.com ; 3 continental breakfasts; 3 rides to launch and a comp gift . There is a present limit of 14 beds at the Beachclub. There is also up to 5 beds at the Beach Casita down the street. Sleeping arrangements will be provided on first come/first serve basis.
Bajabrent has also reserved the La Salina Hotel/Cantina rooms for those of you who would prefer your own bed with private bath. The 3 night package runs $199 for a private room and Fly-in package; You can also book a room with two beds/bath for 2 pilots for $299 for 3 nights and Fly-in package.
Baja Season Packages are also available, especially if you are PPG or Ultralight, pls let us know your interest.
Finally, anyone bringing a non-participatory guest (e.g. significant other sharing your pillow) needs to check with us on special rates accordingly.
Obviously some of you will be interested in another night or two. Extra nights are available for a very reasonable rate, pls inquire accordingly.
IF YOU PREFER STAYING SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN A BAJABRENT SPONSORED FACILITY, THE ONE DAY FEE WILL BE $29.95 OR ENTIRE EVENT FEE WILL COST $49.95
EMAIL: bajabrent@MSN.COM see: www.BAJABRENT.com
call US: 760-203-2658 MEX: 01152-646-155-4218
AND REMEMBER TO “REACH FOR THE SKY”
“UNDER THE MEXICAN MOONLIGHT”
and the OFFICIAL LA SALINA ANTHEM
“I JUST WANNA FLY”
(this event has been authorized and approved by our gracious host: The Ejido La Mision, Los Duenos de La Salina Ridge) VIVA MEXICO Y VIVA EJIDO LA MISION!!!
FlyLaSalina.com OTHER INFORMATION
GET YOUR GLIDER, GRAB YOUR COMPADRES, MAKE A RUN FOR THE BORDER AND COME FLY THE BAJA! COME….
Tragically TEAM FlyLaSalina.com lost our close friend, devout ultralight-trike pilot, and resident Dr. (retired) on December 18, 2008: Dr. Rudy Gallardo. Dr. Gallardo lived in La Salina 4 houses north of Bajabrent since 2000. He was known for his generosity, compassion, and love of our sport. Many times a week he would launch from the beach and fly sunset out over the Pacific. The Doc was our “local” physician that patched up broken pilots both new and experienced. He will be greatly missed.But on many a Pacific Sunset, if one stares hard enough across the ocean horizon you can see him floating aloft on his new set of wings! Rudy you will be missed, remembered, and remain a member of Team FlyLaSalina….