What's the difference between hang gliding and paragliding?
A paraglider is a ram air inflatable wing and the pilot sits in a harness in a reclined position (like a chair). Hang gliders have an aluminum frame and fiberglass batons and the pilot lies in a flat, belly-down position. Both can be foot or tow launched.
Can visiting pilots use Andy Jackson Airpark?
Absolutely! We welcome pilots from all over the world to come fly with us. We do require that visiting pilots purchase a limited membership. All membership dues help the CSS maintain its launches and LZs, host fly-ins, and support other free flight events in the area.
How do I get a ride to the launches?
People fly CSS sites seven days a week, weather permitting, so it is usually very easy to get site information and a ride up the hill. CSS members have teamed up to offer rides for hang gliders and paragliders. For a small fee, the shuttle service will take pilots to both Crestline and Marshall. While walk-ons are welcome, it is best to make a reservation because the shuttles often fill to capacity, especially on the weekend. The vans provide rides to pilots, only. Non-pilots need to find other transportation.
More information on the CSS shuttle service, and other options for getting rides up to launch can be found here.
How do I take a tandem flight?
Tandem instruction flights are a great way to “test the waters” and see if free flight is for you. Contact any of our excellent instructors for more information on scheduling and pricing.
Is powered paragliding or hang gliding allowed?
Only foot-launched, non-powered free flight is allowed at all CSS sites.
Can I camp at Andy Jackson Airpark?
Sorry, but there is no camping at AJX, per our lease agreement with the State of California. Cars left overnight at AJX are expected to pay $5 a night parking fee.