CSS 19th Anniversary Fly-In Saturday, July 6, 2013
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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.
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!
My name is Dave Turner, and I already know a few of you from seeing you at the Marshall and Crestline launches. I am always psyched to come down from the Owens and fly the SoCal sites, as it often the only times that I get to fly with other wings in the air. Marshall, Crestline, Soboba, and Torrey is the spots that I usually hit up while down here, but it's just for fun; my heart for flying really lies in the Owens Valley and the Mammoth Lakes area. And this is why I am writing now...
Hi guys, for those that don't know me, my name is Aaron Price and I'll be running the SoCal XC League this year. For those that haven't been out with us before, the league is a fun way to learn to fly cross country safely and effectively. We have a huge range of skill level that comes out to these events, from those getting set up with their first GPS to world class XC pilots that are able to share great tips and tricks. For P3s and above out there, the SoCal XC league is one of the best ways to take your flying to the next level.
It's that time of year to check your gear & yourself?
When was the last time your reserve has been repacked???
You & your gear need a good going over.
Help your instructor & you, by getting a repack.
They have some down time, & you need to be vigilant for yourself.
I upgraded the RASP machine this fall so the models run in about half the time. With a little prodding from our new RD Dan, the run schedules have now been changed. Forecasts are available much more quickly which should improve the accuracy. See the new Run Schedule page http://www.soaringpredictor.info/rasptabl