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  • #7097
    Jana Pivkova
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    Finally got to launch and land in Lake Elsinore. Wohoo! 🥳🍾🥂

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    It was a short flight, conditions were light in the afternoon, but I’m glad I have another new site under my belt. ☺️

    #7098
    David Webb
    Board Member

    Awesome! I hope to fly there sooner or later. Do they have an LZ at the moment? I sometimes hear yes and sometimes hear no.

    #7099
    Jana Pivkova
    Board Member

    Yeah, the LZ is sketchy. There are a couple of different fields to choose from, one bigger than the other. I think as long as people land, pack up ASAP and move on, it shouldn’t be much of an issue. I overheard a couple of times from the local pilots that people would land, hang out, drink & leave garbage. That’s what upset the land owner, who then put up a fence. 😕 Gotta respect peoples’ property.

    #7100
    Jana Pivkova
    Board Member

    Testing the limits of this forum. 😆 A few pics from this weekend at Elsinore:

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    #8578
    Luke Wernle’
    General Member

    Bump:

    Elsinore is even more convenient for me than Crestline. Where do pilots gather there to share stories? I’d like to make contact and find someone to show me around. Any E-Team folks around?

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    The meeting place is  on the 74 above the Ortega Oaks market at the top of the paved wide spot across the street.  Landing can be either in the field behind the market, or along grand ave. in front of O’Hara’s bar, in the field parallel to grand ave.   The field behind the market is the old traditional LZ, but there’s a hostile relationship with the land owner and they’re keeping the fence intact and it requires dealing with  6 foot of chain link to get out. AFAIK, there aren’t arrests , or calls being made for landing, they just keep the fence up to prevent cars driving onto the property, both pilots, and the homeless that have been camping at the upper end of the field.

    The field in front of Ohara’s has been the post flight debriefing stop, afaik, there hasn’t been any issues with parking in the field along grand ave and  breaking gliders down in front of the bar.

     

    #8600
    Ken Howells
    General Member

    Very cool, Jana.  Very different place!

    Awesome pic of the hovering PG with people at launch!

    #8689
    Jana Pivkova
    Board Member

    Thanks Ken! It was a fun day! I hope to do it again sometime. A change of scenery and a new challenge is always interesting. 🤩

    Mitch, thanks for providing the info. 😊👍

    #8715
    Luke Wernle’
    General Member

    Thanks Mitch for the info. I’ll swing by and swap stories at O’Hara’s sometime soon. I’ll fly Elsinore at some point.

    Thanks Nate,

    I learned to fly in Santa Barbara at a time when we didn’t have a decent LZ, so I was pretty comfortable landing on a brush and boulder covered postage stamp with a steep uphill slope. You’re right, Andy Jackson is like LAX by comparison. I hooked up with an instructor there and spent Last Saturday on the training hill. Then hopped off Marshall on Sunday and again yesterday. While far from perfect, my landings are precisely where I intend, due to my history.

    I’m in no rush to fly Elsinore as Crestline is a great fit for now. Down the road, when I’m looking for something new, I’ll check it out. There’s so much to explore around Crestline. No doubt it will keep me busy for some time.

    #8864
    Jana Pivkova
    Board Member

    I hooked up with an instructor there and spent Last Saturday on the training hill. Then hopped off Marshall on Sunday and again yesterday. While far from perfect, my landings are precisely where I intend, due to my history.
    I’m in no rush to fly Elsinore as Crestline is a great fit for now. Down the road, when I’m looking for something new, I’ll check it out. There’s so much to explore around Crestline. No doubt it will keep me busy for some time.

    Just a reminder that Crestline is a P3 launch. If you’re a P2, you’ll still need your instructor present when launching Crestline. 🙂

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