Jeff Fukushima and Jeff Charlot at Cajon
Summit, Victorville CA. The photo was taken
during the 2006 Southern California PSS
Dave Arnold loops his Mustang at the Little
Mountain Urban Slope Flying Site near
historic Route 66 in San Bernardino CA.
Dave Reese turns and burns with a Kestrel in
smooth lift at Fort Ord Dunes. Sometimes we
share the lift zone with hang gliders.
Dream trip, part two:
16 Slope Soaring sites
in the West
by Dave Garwood
How would you like to take a road trip to fly 16 Slope Soaring sites between the geographic center of the US and the Pacific Ocean? I have flown at 15 of these locations, and I’d welcome the opportunity to fly at any of them
California is glider land. I believe that half of the RC Soaring pilots in the
country live in California.
I am not presenting a comprehensive West Coast Slope Soaring site resource,
but a travelogue covering my most memorable Slope flying sites from trips
out West. The Internet is your best
resource for more detailed and timely
information about each site.
Starting where I left off in my August
column, at the geographic center of the
US in Lebanon, Kansas, I head for Salt
Lake City, Utah.
Antelope Island, Great Salt
Take the causeway from Syracuse,
Utah, to the island and enjoy several of
the most pleasant Slope flying hills of
any inland location. Not many Slope
sites have a burger joint and a gift shop
at the top. More information about
flying there appeared in my April 2009
“RC Slope Soaring” column.
Point of the Mountain, Sandy, Utah
Torrey Pines Gliderport,
La Jolla, California
RC flying sites don’t get more
famous than this one. You must fly
there at least once in your RC career.
See the Torrey Pines Gulls website for
123 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2015