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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.
Tomorrow is the 1st Annual CSS Opener and Membership renewal Fly in.
This is a family fun day so bring the whole family and bring a food dish large enough for your family and CSS will provide desserts.
We now have 2 full propane bottles for the barbecue and we will need a few to help set up and tare down Owens water slide that he is letting us use! Thank you Owen!!
It is time for our April meeting so we are posting it early so you can mark your calendar. It has been requested by pilots that we change the meeting time so please make note of that! This should help those with a longer commute after a day of flying to return home at a reasonable hour.
Agenda for Crestline Soaring Society General Meeting
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 9:00 am.
Crestline Soaring Society Instruction, Ratings Restrictions & Unsupervised Signoff forms are now available on this website. These documents consist of a ratings and restrictions overview, recommended paragliding and hang gliding instructional procedures, and PG Beginner/Novice and HG Novice sign-off forms, which enable pilots with those ratings to fly our site without direct instructor supervision.
See the top-level menu item "Instruction" for links to these as web pages.
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.
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!
People fly Crestline seven days a week, weather permitting, so it is usually easy to get site information and a ride up the hill. This website's Pilot's Forum is a good means of getting current information, if you can plan in advance or have web access while here. There are a few flight schools which operate nearly every day and they are good sources of information for visiting pilots and for obtaining day memberships and sign-offs if needed.