Many people have been asking me what to do around the place to get ready for the Demo Days. I hope that you have heard the great news that Owen and his crew have finished the shade structure at the pond (1 year, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day in the making). If you or your family have ever used the Ranch facilities (including the pond) I thought it would be nice to meet around 9:30am Saturday the 18th with shovels, weed whackers, rakes etc. to do some clean up of the weeds and debris around the Ranch.
Crestline Soaring Society
The Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club for San Bernardino, CA, USA
The CSS is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) which exists to serve the foot-launched flying community in the San Bernardino Mountains - Crestline & Marshall Peak in particular - and Southern California and beyond in general.
We encourage you to come and be a part of one of the premier flying sites the world has to offer.
Ok CSS members...it is time to start preparing for our visitors coming at the end of April. As you may know Wills Wing has asked if they could hold a Southern California Demo Days starting April 30th with the main event being Saturday May 2nd. What does that mean for our regular membership?
Hi guys, the SoCal XC League is underway for 2015. Like last year we will have two leagues, the Sprint for pilots new to XC or task flying (must have 40hrs and EN-B wing or lower) and the XC league for more senior pilots (80 hrs or more required). The first event will be this weekend at Marshall. On Sunday morning I will be doing a task clinic which helps bootstrap people with the knowledge they need to use their instruments for cross country and task flying. If you want to participate:
Here's a list of events for 2015:
April 28th - May 2nd Wills Wing West Coast Demo days
May 30th - Cross Country Ranch Family Camp night
May 31st - CSS Membership Renewal Breakfast
July 11th - Andy Jackson Airpark Anniversary Fly-In
September 12th - Andy Jackson Memorial Fly-In
December 12th - CSS Annual Christmas Toy Drive
Information will be posted prior to each event
If you are a Glider container storage participant take note of the following. We are in the process of updating our records & removing any poachers from storage. Make certain you check what info we have currently on our web site & make sure it is correct.
It's that time of year again to elect your 2015 club officers.
The ballot is attached to this posting (see below). CSS members, please cast your votes. Voting deadline is 2/1/2015.
This is what we have going on.
Site Coordinator: Tom Emery
Safety Coordinator: Tom Swanson
Events Coordinator: Kathy Rhodes
This Year Spark of Love toy drive was a big success!
We could have not done this without the help from Kathy Rhodes, No Fly Steve, Sandy Noyes, Jeneece Hards and San Bernardino City Fire Department.
You guys ROCK!!!
Date: 10-25-2014 Time: 9:00 am. AJX Shade Structure
This is just a reminder of this Saturday's meeting.
This is a rain or shine event.
A few things on the agenda so far.
This is just a reminder that we will be having our annual fly-in in September. Good weather has been ordered with the fall flying being some of the best air of the year. Come join your friends and other pilots for a day of activities. The Pond will be in full use with the new additions up there. Owen has promised the Pond will be a highlight for the event with music & an evening sunset swim second to none, while basking in the dusk after hour.
Images now "live" at: http://www.crestlinesoaring.org/ptzcam
Dan DeWeese and Ken Howells climbed the weather station tower this morning and got the PTZ cam mounted and even got the cables plugged together firmly.
Below are views of Crestline launch and Marshall/Cloud/Regionals around 7 PM 8/9/14 viewed from the CSS PTZ cam.