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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.
Its that time of year again. If you would like to run for a position on the CSS BOD nows the time!
Nominations may be made, in writing, in person, by mail, by e-mail, or by proxy to volunteer secretary Kevin Greene at Kg3863109@yahoo.com by January 1st 2017.
Nominees for office must have been either General, Associate, Administrative or Lifetime members of the Society for at least six months.
It's that time of year again to donate a toy or money to our annual CSS Toy Drive.
We will be hosting our local Fire Department on Saturday the 10th at the LZ.
You can bring a toy out or donate online!
The general membership meeting will be on October 22nd at 9:30 am at the Shade structure.
Theres a TFR scheduled for this coming weekend for the airshow Saturday at SBD airport.
Friday Sep 9, 230pm to 530pm, Saturday Sep 10, 1030 am 130pm, resuming 330pm to 630pm. surface to 8000 ft.
For aerobatic demonstration.
The Andy Jackson Memorial Fly in is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th, 2016.
More info to follow, so save the date!
To any of you who are interested....Funeral services for Larry are as follows:
Thursday, July 14, , 2016 10:00 AM
Service and viewing: East Hills Church 20660 Orange Terrace Parkway, Riverside Ca.
Military Burial Ceremoney: Riverside National Cemetary 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, Ca 12:15
Celebration of Life: Orangecrest Club 1175 E. Alessandro Blvd. Riverside, Ca 1:30
It is my sad duty to report, one of our pilots, members and friends lost his life shortly after launch yesterday at Crestline. Larry Heidler launched around 2pm in typical windy summer conditions, got turned hard right and impacted the tree in the middle of the setup area. (Kennys tree)
I can only imagine the depths of sorrow his wife, Bonnie, and their family, must certainly be enduring now and unfortunately for the coming times, not to mention the life cut short by this seemingly random, yet preventable tragedy.
I'm a new pilot and have an engineering background in electronics and programming and designed and built several industrial grade sensors and whole systems in Germany.
Early on I noticed that Marshall, our most frequently visited launch site, has no weather station.