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Old Apr 05, 2005, 02:24 PM
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Must fly spots????

Help!

I would like to try some slope flying in California but don't know what are the "must fly" spots. So far the only slope flying for me has been inland, mostly "A" mountain in Tucson. The Halfpipe, DAW I-26 would be at least two of the planes to come along on the adventure. What events and or sites are recommended. Any other gliders that would be good to bring???

Thanks!
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Old Apr 05, 2005, 02:32 PM
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There are few events comeing up in the next 2 months.

What days will you be out here ?

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Old Apr 05, 2005, 02:36 PM
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There are lots of good spots in Cali. It's a big place so if you could narrow it down a bit you'll get better answers. There are lots of upcoming events though. The Los Banos Scale fun fly is April 23, 24. The PSS festival is May 28, 29th. The International Slope Race is May 21st and 22nd.

here's a few of the more well know spots

Parker Mt
Cajon Summit
Point Fermin
Bluff Cove
Torrey (if you can get checked out)

(norcal)
Los Banos
Davenport
Sunset Beach

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Old Apr 05, 2005, 02:41 PM
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My schedule is really flexible and probably the southern part of CA would be easiest due to distance from southern AZ.

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Old Apr 05, 2005, 03:18 PM
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The biggest slope happening is the PSS Festival over memorial weekend at the Cajon Summit Slope in San Bernardino. Definately worth the trip from AZ. Saturday is the best day to attend from a spectators point of view. Friday you can fly if you want but Saturday you need to be a registered pilot. Lots to see on Saturday though. Hundereds of planes, there are a few build clinics and a huge raffle with gobs of kits, radios and other goodies.

Parker Mt, Point Fermin, Vincent, Little Mt, Temple hill are all within an hour or two of Cajon

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Old Apr 05, 2005, 08:02 PM
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Yeah, the PSS Festival would get my vote for Must See sloping. It's unquie anywhere in the world.

There's also some racing going on, in which you can participate in!
http://www.socalsloperacing.com/2005.htm
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Old Apr 05, 2005, 08:58 PM
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Another vote for the PSS Fest. Worth the drive even if you're not flying, IMHO.

Other than that, just to further "ditto" the above, I would definitely hit Parker/Vincent, Cajon Pass, and Pt. Fermin. They're like the Sunset Beach, Pipeline, and Waimea of slope soaring, at least IMHO.

Eh, oh right. You're not from California. That analogy is useless! LOL

Anyways, dooo eeet!

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