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.
For those of you that have received your November 2013 magazine, you undoubtedly noticed the awesome picture on page # 6, adjacent to Nick's editorial. One of those exceptional days at Soboba. The first person to name the pilot in the picture & post it here wins...a free CSS tee shirt.
Now that we have your attention, if you read further on in the magazine, you will be able to read the Bio's of the candidates for our Region # 3.
I was informed yesterday that one of our pilots had two of his tires & wheels stolen from his vehicle. The Dirt Bags jacked up his SUV & left it on rocks. Jeremy Conrad was the pilot.
If anyone remembers seeing anything unusual in the late day, please contact us. I believe it happened during the day light hours.
We are having our second fly-in of the season this month. You are all invited once again to come out & enjoy a day of flying & some good food with your new friends and fellow pilots. I've been told the menu will be a Mexican venue. This will be a catered event.
Soboba soaring will now be offering rides to the 650' launch for hang pilots and their gear. The ride takes about 5 minutes and the cost is $6 bucks. No reservations needed just show up any time and you will be on launch in less than 10 minutes. I installed and tested the rack yesterday. The conditions looked week at 4pm but we needed to test out the new rack. I launched a Falcon 195 from the 650 and with little effort I was at 4k in no time.
We need volunteers this Saturday morning to pull weeds and pick up small stones (they create "hotspots" where the grass can't grow) in the landing zone.
The fun starts at nine AM. Come out for an hour or two before you fly.
THIS WILL BE ONGOING EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL WE "GIT 'ER DONE".
THE MORE PEOPLE SHOW UP, THE FASTER WE FINISH.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.
Here's a nice comment we got by email about the AJX LZ grass:
We were out on Monday, test flying 29 gliders. It makes for a long day. I remarked at the time, as I almost always do, what an incredibly inviting and pleasant place the LZ is, and what a tremendous difference the grass has made in my personal quality of life, and the enjoyment I get when I’m out there. I am so impressed with the accomplishments and the positive energy that is generated by the club members, and so thankful to have this amazing resource in my backyard.
Steve Jolicoeur posted on the CSS Facebook page:
"Hi CSS pilots, Today, June and [I] stopped by AJ flight park for the first time in 16 years as we traveled from Tahoe to Coachella. WOW, what great site improvements! About 18 years ago, we were there when the lumber arrived for the shade shelter that Gary had plans to build. After unloading lumber, we worked on building it with Gary, stacking the roof, drilling and bolting it together. Back then, there was a core group of us maintaining the roads, weed wacking launches and rolling out carpets. As we sat there in the LZ reminiscing of a thousand great Marshall flights, we were very impressed with the GRASS, concrete, power, water and a strapped down outhouse on a concrete platform! Stood that thing back up from the santa ana's a few times. What a club!! The only thing better than flying Marshall/Crestline is the camaraderie of this great group of pilots!!! "
Thanks for posting the reminder, Steve!