The next Crestline Soaring Society General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Saturday April 29th*, 10 am at the Andy Jackson Airpark share structure. We have some very important issues to discuss ranging from a series of FAR violations to USHPA’s new requirements for chapter risk assessment and mitigation. Because of this and a lack of interest/participation in the previous general membership meeting the CSS board of directors has decided to close the site via the White X system for the duration of the meeting. There will be no flying, kiting, lessons, loading of gliders or other activities during the duration of the meeting. It is very important that we get as many of us as possible on the same page about these serious issues that affect the short and long term future of flying at our site. We need everyone’s attention and do not want the distraction of other activities going on during the meeting.
The decision to close the site is not one that was made lightly but the board feels it is necessary in this instance. Closing the site is not something that the board intends on becoming a regular event aside from our normal procedures for site closure (fire and emergency rescue vehicles.)
Speaking personally, it sucks that we have to do this. It’s not my or any of the board member’s intention to inconvenience any of our members or instructors. However it’s better to just close the site for one morning, get everyone’s attention for an hour or two so we can discuss these issues, then it would be to close the site permanently.
The specific agenda will be posted as soon as we can.
If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to me personally. Thank you all for your cooperation.
CSS Director of Safety
(909) 559 - 8364
*The CSS web site had stated the date for the meeting was the 22nd of April but we had to push it back a week to the 29th. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.