Andy Jackson Airpark Protocols & Etiquette
To protect our site, and the pilots who fly here, we request you respect the following few rules of site etiquette:
All pilots and passengers must have a valid USHPA membership.
All pilots and passengers must wear helmets.
This site requires a USHPA Intermediate (H3 or P3) rating to fly from any launch site above the training hill. Pilots with USHPA memberships but who are below Intermediate level may fly with local, USHPA certified instructor supervision or signoff. For details, see "HG Signoff" and "PG Signoff" in the "Forms" section.
- This site requires either a USHPA Beginner (H1 or P1) rating to fly from the training hill, kite on the LZ or fly from the South-West corner of the landing zone; or requires direct supervision by an USHPA certified instructor.
Check with local pilots or instructors when flying our site.
Crestline Soaring Society Membership or day-use fees are required*, day use fees and visiting pilot information forms must be filled out and in the dropbox before launching. Day Use & Waiver PDF may be printed and filled out before visiting.
No aerobatics below 700 ft (AGL).
Dogs are permitted only in the parking lot or on the patio if on a leash and supervised constantly by the owner, and nowhere else in the LZ. The owner will be responsible for any damage the dog may cause.
No unattended children at any time.
Respect the emergency procedures (see below).
Please respect the standard landing approaches, particularly on busy days and clear the field as soon as possible after landing.**.
** The area north of the LZ is ONLY for the base leg of an aircraft approach (downwind, base, final) because it tends to be turbulent and triggers thermals. Pilots should lose altitude to the east or west of the LZ as appropriate for their type of wing before starting their left-hand or right-hand approach.
Emergency Procedures: If there is a fire in the mountains within 5 miles of the launch, DO NOT LAUNCH, and if you have already launched, LAND AS SOON AS SAFELY POSSIBLE. If a large white X has been placed on the PG target, it also means LAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. It could be the airspace needs to be cleared for firefighting or helicopter search and rescue.
Emergency or 911? Tell the dispatcher the Airpark location is:
Andy Jackson Airpark
3169 Ben Canyon Rd.
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(not for mail)
Radio Communication: 145.555 MHz or 123.3 MHz
If you are leaving a vehicle overnight in the LZ, please leave a note or let a Club Officer know to avoid unnecessary concern for your well being.
Training Protocol and Requirements:
The Training Protocol and Requirements applies to all training and instruction conducted at Andy Jackson Airpark. The protocol is divided into two categories: 1) instruction provided for compensation of any form and 2) instruction provide without compensation.
All Training (Compensated and Uncompensated):
Training at Andy Jackson Airpark shall be supervised by a certified by USHPA instructor.
The student shall be a member of the USHPA
The student’s USHPA membership can be obtained by purchasing a 30 day, temporary membership from the CSS.
Temporary USHPA membership forms are available from any CSS board member.
Only USHPA certified instructors can sign-off on ratings per the USHPA guidelines
Only USHPA certified instructors recognized by the CSS board as a local instructor with site knowledge can sign-off on H2/P2 permission to solo from the launches above the training hill.
Compensated Training: All compensated training shall be performed by an instructor who is part of a school that meets the following criteria:
The school shall be certified through Professional Air Sports Association (PASA)
The school shall be a current member of PASA as a Small Business Flight School (SBFS) or a Large Business Flight School (LBFS)
The school shall list the California Department of Water Resources as additional insured using the following:
The State of California, its officers, agents, employees and servants
c/o Dept. of Water Resources, Div of Engrg/Real Estate
PO Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
The school shall provide to CSS a copy of their current PASA certification and membership that shows proof of insurance as described above.
Uncompensated Training: Uncompensated training may be performed by USHPA certified instructors after the instructor and student sign a statement of non-compensation. Form is available from any CSS board member.
The CSS Board is to follow this procedure to maintain a fair and predetermined response to rule infractions. If an incident causes a significant and tangible effect on the CSS or to the sport of hang gliding/paragliding, the Board will respond by using the procedures described under Significant Incidents. Incidents need not be witnessed by a Director or a CSS member to result in action by the Board.
1. Standard Incidents – Standard Incidents include infractions of all Site Protocols. The following procedures will be followed in case of violations of Standard Incidents.
First Infraction: Verbal Warning from a Director.
The Verbal Warning to the pilot shall include:
- A description of the rule and the Incident.
- A warning that the next Incident will result in a Written Warning.
Most Incidents are errors of ignorance or other unintentional acts. In any case, the pilot should be given the benefit of any doubt, and the Verbal Warning must be respectful and non-confrontational. The Verbal Warning will be discussed at the next Board meeting and recorded in the Board Minutes.
Second Infraction: Written Warning from the Board.
A Written Warning may result if a pilot repeats an Incident within 18 months after receiving an Verbal Warning. The Board shall, at a regular or special meeting, discuss the Incident. The alleged violator shall be requested to participate. After the discussion, the Board shall vote to issue a Warning from the Board to the pilot. The Written Warning, if issued, shall include:
- A description of the rule and the infraction.
- A description of the prior Warning.
- A warning that the next Infraction will result in a Suspension of Flight Privileges of up to two months.
Third Infraction: May result in a Flying Privilege Suspension.
A Flying Privilege Suspension may result if a pilot repeats an Incident within 18 months after receiving a Written Warning. The suspension may be up to two months in length. The Board shall, at a regular or special meeting, discuss the Incident. The alleged violator shall be requested to participate. After the discussion, the Board shall vote to suspend the pilot’s flying privileges and issue a written notice providing details of the suspension, if appropriate. The notice shall include:
- A description for the rule and the infraction.
- A description of the prior warnings.
- The period of the flying suspension, this may be up to two months in length for this category of incident.
- A warning that the next infraction will be treated as a Significant Incident and may result in a lengthy Flying Privilege Suspension.
2. Significant Incidents – Significant Incidents include any infraction that causes a significant or tangible negative effect on the CSS or the sport of hang gliding. A continued pattern of Standard Incidents may also be treated as a Significant Incident (see above). For this reason, the enforcement policy is rigid and serious. A lengthy, up to and including permanent, Suspension of Flight Privileges may result from this category of Incident. The Board shall, at a regular or special meeting, discuss the Incident. The alleged violator shall be requested to participate. After the discussion, the Board shall vote to determine the appropriate sanction, if any. A written notice providing details of any sanction will be provided to the violator. The notice shall include:
- A description for the rule and the infraction.
- A description of the prior warnings (where appropriate).
- The period of the flying suspension, this may be up to a permanent Flying Privilege Suspension for this category of incident.
A Flying Privilege Suspension of one year or more is to be considered an extreme remedy. A suspension of this type may be appealed at the subsequent Annual Meeting (either Spring or Fall, whichever occurs first). The CSS Board may take subsequent action to commute a permanent Flying Privilege Suspension to a suspension with a fixed term.
Version 1.44, May 16 2016