Jim Harrigan rips
it up with a Dave’s
Schweizer 1-26 at
one of the many
flyable hills at
Goat Rock State
Park in Jenner CA.
The aircraft is a
The author flies a Schweizer 1-26 at one of the many small parking
areas along the California Pacific Coast Highway. Harrigan photo.
Little Mountain, San Bernardino,
San Bernardino contains one of the two
surviving Wigwam Motels along historic
Route 66. Not far from there, the grassy
slope of Little Mountain provides fine Slope
flying close to town.
Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, California
No Southern California Slope safari
is complete without experiencing Point
Fermin. The weight of the lead sled sailplanes flown there is
astonishing. The recovery zone is jaw-dropping. The landing
zone is frightening. The feeling of accomplishment after flying
there is unparalleled.
Cajon Pass, Victorville, California
This mountain pass offers epic lift and big-sky flying. Go
during Memorial Day weekend in odd-numbered years to
experience the legendary Southern California Power Scale
Soaring (PSS) Festival. See the Inland Slope Rebels (ISR)
website for detailed information on this and other Southern
California flying sites.
Ellwood Bluffs, Santa Barbara, California
A seaside escarpment in a butterfly preserve overlooking
the Pacific Ocean, this is the epicenter of Voltige Très Près
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