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.

Paraglider and Hang Gliders Flying at Crestline


Crestline/SoCal HG/PG Documentary Project 6/30-7/2/17

Melissa Kepen writes:

"California Here we go!

After a season in Brazil and another in Europe, the largest hang gliding documentary tv series will land in California this weekend! Each episode reveals a flying site, it's pioneers and the lifestyle of the early days as well as today's hang gliding scene. Let's Show the world that hang gliding still lives and crowd the launch Sites!! The itinerary is:

This weekend Jun 30, Jul 01, 02: Crestline, Sylmar and Lake Elsinore

Accident Reports


For many years Rob McKenzie kept online records of local flying accidents, the famous "Red Dot" pages. 

Those records are now hosted here on the website at:

What constitutes an accident worthy of a Red Dot?

The following are the types of incidents that are worthy of being included in the accident page.

AJX LZ - Club BBQ - Sunday May 28, 2017

Please join us in the landing zone for a club sponsored dinner. We are celebrating the end of a fantastic membership year and are looking forward to the next. As you may remember all memberships expire May 31st. Our monitor, Thelma, will be around if you would like to sign up for next year and have a cheese burger on us!

Also a big shout out to Mike and his family from Mountain Hardware in Wrightwood. They have generously donated 30 new chairs and some garden hoses to the landing zone. Super nice!

Hope to see you tomorrow evening!




All camping at the adjacent Cross Country Ranch comes to an end on 11 May 2017.

The Ranch owners may be able to allow campers again in the future. We'll update this page when there is any news.

There is no camping on the Airpark property, per our lease agreement with the State of California. Cars left overnight at the Airpark are expected to pay $5 a night parking fee.

There is no security guard on duty so vehicles or gear left unattended at the Airpark are your responsibility.

Change Again!!!!! Birthday Party Back to Saturday April 22nd

Update!!!! Just when I think I can figure this stuff out someone pays the weather bill! Lets party on the 22nd again.

Previous update! Due to the predicted north winds I am changing the party to the 29th. (Somebody forgot to pay the weather bill!)

Gavin McClurg - “North Of Known”, a Red Bull Media House Film

Please join us in the LZ, Sunday February 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM rain or shine to preview “North Of Known”, a Red Bull Media House Film documents professional paragliders Gavin McClurg and Dave Turner attempting a full, unsupported traverse of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider, across North Americas highest mountains. The team faces endless extreme weather, starvation, grizzly bears, uncrossable rivers and countless glaciers in one of the worlds most remote and inhospitable mountain ranges.

2017-02-04 Board Meeting Minutes



FEB  4,  2017, 10:20-11:30 AM

Prepared by  Kevin Greene

A scheduled meeting of the board of directors was held on the above date.   The following members attended:

President:  Dan DeWeese

Vice President:  Steve Nowak

Treasurer:  Kevin Williams

Events Coordinator: Kathy Rhodes

Communications Director: Dave Hards

Site Director:  Chris Hast

Safety Director:  Dave Aldrich

Kevin Greene


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