September 2, 2021 at 11:56 AM #13721
Good news… Following their yearly shutdown for the hot period, the owner/manager (Jeremy) just told me that Soboba will reopen on Saturday the 11th this month.September 12, 2021 at 6:12 PM #13748
It is a fun tease to read a “you missed it” flight report, but much better if you are told beforehand…
At this moment, conditions look favorable for late afternoon flying at Soboba for the next 2 days (Sept 13+14).
Yes, I know… You have one of those “job things” to go to.September 13, 2021 at 8:39 PM #13749
Monday, Sept 13… A good group of PG pilots today. Wind direction was good but on the strong side. I launched 3 hours before sunset and landed at sunset, reaching 6k in flight. A mostly smooth flight, with views matching the one in the picture above.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept 14) is predicted to be even better: Ideal (not as strong) wind, and higher altitudes predicted. Good time to arrive is 2:45pm if you are new to the place (paperwork) otherwise 3:15 pm to catch the next shuttle up. But check the forecast before heading out. See you there. Update: PiRep for Sept 14.September 15, 2021 at 8:43 PM #13762
Today (Wed Sept 15) I completed my goal of “3 for 3“… 3-hour flights each day, for 3 days in a row. Today I got 1 min over 3 hours and up to 5.6 k. Thanks to Cory who captured my launch on video (mp4 file). Cory launched later and had a good flight.September 17, 2021 at 9:51 AM #13764Kirk MccraryGeneral Member
Yesterday (9/17) was still great. Jerome would have had another 3 hour day. I landed after 2.5 hours, and I’m the world’s worst P3. And … had almost the whole place to myself!
Thanks for the reminders, JeromeSeptember 17, 2021 at 7:15 PM #13765Tom SwansonGeneral Member
Almost forgot how magical Soboba can be. Today was one of those days. I heard tomorrow and Sunday will be too.
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