There was some discussion started by me about adding additional shade in the LZ some time back.
The concensus seemed to be that wasn't a bad idea, but nobody, including me, has done much about it.
So I was thinking that if we got an idea of what kind of difference it would make maybe that would whip up some enthusiasm for a project. Renting a 20 x 40 canopy for the fly-in would cost somewhere between 200 and 500 dollars, depending on where you look on the internet.
I don't think there's any question that with the number of people we get at a fly in, more shade is a good idea.
Having the canopy put up over the large concrete area next to the existing shade structure would give us a good idea of what a seasonal shade structure there would do for us, some idea of what a seasonal shade structure there would do to the airflow, and somebody else would do the work of setting it up.
One of my goofier fantasies recently has been that a large shade structure on that edge of the LZ might actually improve the airflow, acting like a leading edge slot to attach the airflow to the surface.