WELCOME TO THE 43rd (2018) SEASON AT HAT CREEK RIM. PLEASE NOTE THAT MUCH OF THE EXTENSIVE FLYING RELATED GUIDES, MAPS, AND INFORMATION WERE REMOVED FROM THIS SITE DUE (IN PART) TO OUR INFORMATION BEING PLAGIARIZED. HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL VERY USEFUL INFORMATION FOUND HERE. The site map, camping/food/lodging/fuel info and the online campfire permits should get you started. If you'd like more info, feel free to contact us.

THERE ARE NO FEES, DONATIONS OR MEMBERSHIPS NEEDED TO FLY, OR TO HAVE A VOICE, AT THIS PUBLIC SITE. ENJOY!

This website is maintained by the Shasta Sky Sailors, inc. As the pioneers and developers of hat creek rim, we are understandably proud of it. Our decades of development and maintenance here have provided the flying community with decades of safe and enjoyable soaring adventures.

Since 1975 we've been instrumental in every major improvement at the site.  Our work was always a labor of love; it was our way of giving back to the sport that provides so much satisfaction to so many.

in July of 2014, after forty years (and a decade of vandalism and other BS by so-called 'locals') we felt we'd done more than our share of giving back to the sport.


the links on the left are still active as are some of the links above. the site map offers visitors a good overall layout of the site. the 'videos', 'donations and volunteers at work' and the 'respect the rim' links are still active.  the camping/lodging link is packed with info for visitors to the site.

a special thanks to the flying community for their decades of support and donations. your donations and support were vital to the development and maintenance of the site.

fly safe.

CHECK OUT OUR 1970s VINTAGE FLYING FOOTAGE ON YOUTUBE - including our flying at Hat Creek Rim in 1977..

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Here's a historical tidbit about Hat Creek Rim.

Back in the 1970s, thick manzanita and brush (identical to that shown below) stood between us and a place to launch at Hat Creek Rim. Using only hand tools, a young group of Shasta Sky Sailors painstakingly cleared a primitive road, setup and launch area in the very same location that we all use today. It was arduous and dirty work thru thick brush but we were driven by the desire to fly.
Throughout the following decades the Shasta Sky Sailors continued to develop and expand the area. If you like what you find when you visit the rim, thank the many volunteers of the Shasta Sky Sailors. Without their effort there wouldn't be a flying site at Hat Creek Rim.

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HCPA POSTING FACTUALLY INCORRECT INFO

It's s too bad that the Hat Creek Pilots Assoc. (AKA the Cloud Street Gang, AKA Friends of Hat Creek Rim) posts deliberate misinformation (shown below) in their effort to rewrite the history of Hat Creek Rim.

The idea that "many volunteers from many different flying clubs have contributed to the look of the Hat Creek Rim flying site as it is today" is just not factual.

The “look” of Hat Creek Rim “as it is today” was established in 1993, after the we (Shasta Sky Sailors) received Forest Service permission to further develop the site by creating the #3LZ and the back launch. The site is today as it was then; two launches, two setup areas, two parking areas and three LZs.

In 1996 the Redding Paragliding Club joined us at Hat Creek Rim by stepping up to share the requirements and obligations of the Special Use Permit. In addition to our work, they created a PG launch, did improvements to the access road in to the #1LZ, and shared the operating expenses and the site maintenance for several years.

What did contribute greatly to our ability to expand and maintain Hat Creek Rim was the generous donations of the flying community. BTW, non of those donations came from the HPAC/CSG/FHCR.

To the authors of the fake news, I challenge you to provide a single time that ANY club (other than ours and later the Redding paragliding club) contributed to the look of Hat Creek Rim. Unless of course you are referring to the 'look' that you left (and then publically tried ot blame on us) in the #1 LZ.

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