This site is a USHPA Chapter Site regulated by the Crestline Soaring Society (CSS) as an Intermediate Rated Paragliding Site. Non-rated MEMBERS of the USHPA may fly under direct instructor supervision. Once a student receives his/her Novice Paragliding rating (P2), meets the requirements outlined on this form and received this signoff sheet, they may conduct unsupervised solo flights within the restrictions outlined below. Visiting Novice pilots (P2) are required to have an instructor evaluate skills and issue this form at the instructor’s discretion.
Under this signoff (excepting #4 below), you have the following flight restrictions:
- You must fly with a yellow streamer.
- You must not launch from sites you are not specifically signed off to fly (see signature instructions below).
- You may not fly during the middle of the day – between 5 hours after sunrise and 2 hours before sunset.
- In addition to 3 (above) you must follow the USHPA operating limitations for your rating.
If you have received your Novice rating, logged more than 10 hours of solo flight time, you may ignore restrictions 1 & 3 (above) but you must remain always within the USHPA operating limitations for your rating and not fly launch sites you are not specifically allowed to fly from, plus no launching from Crestline without instructor supervision.
In order to minimize approach congestion caused by the airspeed difference between paragliders and hang gliders, a suggested approach pattern that separates these crafts as outlined has been adopted. Deviation from this pattern is allowed and suggested when it does not increase congestion or actually reduces congestion. During downslope winds the approach pattern is entirely up to the pilot. Basically do what is safest for you and your fellow pilots.
Landing off-field is always a possibility. Primary concern is your safety. If seriously hurt during an off-field landing, minimize your activity and leave your equipment exposed. Your lack of activity and exposed gear will be a sign that you need help. If you are capable to get yourself out, first pack up your equipment so other pilots won’t begin an unnecessary rescue effort.
If a fire is in the local mountains land immediately! Aerial firefighters need approximately a 5-mile radius to maneuver to make fire retardant drop passes. Even if they see you while making these passes, you are interfering.
I declare that as a Novice Paraglider pilot, I have the skills necessary to safely fly into the Andy Jackson Airpark and I have reviewed the above requirements with my instructor. I am ONLY allowed to launch from the 750 Launch and Marshall Peak Launch during the hours outlined in this sign-off. I understand that there is absolutely NO LAUNCHING from Crestline Launch unless MY instructor is present. I understand that failure to adhere to the operating limitations and guidelines above will result in my instructor and/or the CSS revoking this site sign-off.