Adventures

Warrenton Airpark, Warrenton, VA
June 24-25, 2006

Step back in time as we salute veterans with a USO style Swing Dance & Fly-In. On Saturday festivities include dancing under the stars with Swing band, Terence McArdle and Jumpin’ Tonight. Red, Hot & Blue will serve up smokin’ pulled pork BBQ. Aerial fireworks display and a HUGE bonfire (weather permitting) tops off the evening. This is also a great opportunity for out-of-town’ers to visit the Nation’s Capital.

Sunday morning is our annual Ultralight Poker Run with cross-country flights to local airfields. At each stop pilots will collect a poker card. The wining poker hand takes home the cash pot!

Tom and Debra, along with their dance team the Eight Week Wonders, will conduct a beginner swing dance lesson and performance for the crowd. Tom and Debra, Washington, DC’s most popular swing dance instructors, were honored to serve as official swing dancers for the World War II Memorial dedication activities on the National Mall Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, 2004. [more]



Admission to Airpark:
Adults – $25.00* – Fly-In, Swing Dance, BBQ Dinner, and Camping.
Children 12 and Under – Free (BBQ dinner available for $5.00).

* For each attendee we will contribution $1.00 to The Veterans Fundto support their work at VA Medical Centers and State Veterans Homes.

Ultralight Poker Run $5.00 (participating pilots only)

Registration:
Please click here to register by Monday, June 19. Early registration helps with our planning and makes sure we order enough food. Note that we’ll have a large tent in case it rains.

Directions:
Warrenton Airpark

Contact:
Jerry Starbuck
Phone: (301) 928.8755
Email: admin@blueridgeparagliding.com

Motels:
These hotels are located just a few miles from
Warrenton Airpark. PPG pilots can store their
equipment in our hanger overnight.

Holiday Inn Express (more)
410 Holiday Court
Warrenton VA USA 20186
Telephone: (540) 341-3461
Hampton Inn (more)
501 Blackwell Road
Warrenton VA 20186
Telephone: (540) 349-4200
Comfort Inn (more)
7379 Comfort Inn Drive
Warrenton VA 20186 
Telephone: (540) 349-8900
Howard Johnson (more)
6 Broadview Avenue
Warrenton VA 22186
Telephone: (540) 347-4141
Camping
On-site camping (dry) is permitted. Bring your camper or tent and sleep under the stars. Bathrooms and BBQ grills are provided. Cost included with Airpark admission.


Salt Lake City, Utah
August 13-19, 2006

Blue Ridge Paragliding travels to one of the premiere free-flight sites in the United States. “The Point” is famous for smooth laminar air, consistent weather, magnificent scenery, and pilots from around the world. The knowledgeable folks at Cloud 9 Soaring Center will be our host, providing daily group lessons. This will be an excellent opportunity for Powered Paragliding pilots to transition to free-flight. We also have day trips planned to Park City, Sundance Film Institute, and Snowbird Ski Resort.

Here’s what last year’s attendees had to say…
“The best vacation I ever had. I still have a weird grin on my face. People at work are concerned.”

“Since this was my first experience with free-flight, I was skeptical how much I could learn in one week. Little did I imagine I would launch from Randolph Ridge with you guys. Unbelievable experience!”

“I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful opportunity! …Thanks again Jerry–what an AWESOME trip!”

See photos from our 2002 and 2005 trips.

Estimated Travel Cost $1650
Attendees must make their own travel arrangements. Note that some folks are coming for the entire week, while others are arriving mid-week.

  • Round-trip Airfare from Washington DC (IAD): $450
  • Hotel Lodging at Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Draper, UT: $450* (6 nights)
  • Economy Rental Car: $350 (6 days)
  • Food & Beverages: $400

* The Fairfield Inn Draper is located approx. 1 mile from Cloud 9 Soaring Center at 12117 S Factory Outlet Drive, Draper, UT 84020. Telephone: (801) 572-1200. Amenities include pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room, and breakfast. Mention Cloud 9 Soaring Center for $59 reduced rate (three nights only). Regular rate of $89 applies afterwards.

Lessons
Group lessons at Cloud 9 Soaring Center are available for $55 per lesson ($75 with equipment rental). Lessons are conducted morning and evening, weather permitting. Students can usually achieve a P2 pilot rating with one week of training. Contact Steve Mayer at Cloud 9 Soaring Center for more information and to make reservations.