Blue Rock has been flown regularly site since early 2009. The site is unregulated but should be considered a P3 site due to strong imbedded thermic conditions especially during the summer months. There are also lots of rocks and sharp boulders hidden in the grass as well as other obstacles both on launch and in the landing zones. P2 pilots should contact a local instructor for a site introduction and fly only when other pilots are present.
Type of Flying
Blue Rock offers both ridge soaring and a thermal flying depending on the day and weather conditions. For beginning pilots the best days to fly are days with low thermic activity and a steady west wind between 9 and 12 miles per hour. More advanced pilots may attempt cross country flights to the north and south on days with stronger thermic activity. Just be aware of airspace restrictions in the area before doing so.
Blue Rock is located on Vallejo City Park land which has been set aside for public use. The land is frequented by hikers and mountain bikers. It is also used by cattle which are often times found grazing both at the lower launches, at mid-launch and in the landing zones. If cattle are present please be respectful and give them plenty of space. The local paragliding community has established a good relationship with the city and locals in Vallejo so please be respectful when flying Blue Rock.
Wind & Weather
West at 8-12 MPH
Flyable from: (ssw-wnw)
GPS: lat, lng : 38.1379, -122.195
There are two parking locations:
The Solano Community College parking lot is paid parking with permits available for $2 per day. If you plan to fly Blue Rock frequently you may consider purchasing a permit.
Please be aware that cars parked in at this location frequently get broken into so be sure not to leave anything of value in your vehicle. If you’re concerned about getting your car broken into a safer parking option is the Lowe’s parking lot located just West of the College.
The other parking location is:
Mike Fifield – 530 263 7558
Joel McMinn – 707 968 7628
Ron Lee – 707 333 8308
Rob Black – 707 853 6912
Joe Cruz – 707 688 5483