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Old Nov 23, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Bluff Cove, Palos Verdes

I'll be heading over to PV this weekend and wanted to check out Bluff Cove in hopes of catching the last hour of wind before dark as it turns East/West. Never been there before so I was hoping I could get some info along the lines of where do people generally park, where to fly, where NOT to fly, LZ, bla bla bla.........

Looking at the area with Google Earth, it looks to be a pretty decent spot.......
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 09:54 AM
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Weekend flying only, is what the sign says I think. I don't think you can fly there on Friday, but I'm not sure if holidays are included.

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Old Nov 23, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Google Earth is awesome! Here are a couple of screenshots showing where to park and fly. Like Target says, it is a weekend only spot and holidays are not excepted. Launch and fly from between the signs. Hopefully there will be some wind this weekend. It was almost dead calm last weekend due to the SA conditions.

Russ.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 10:30 AM
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Don't forget your AMA card. Site requires it for insurance...not sure if something like proof of homeowners insurance is acceptabel or not...slopeiron would probably know...Russ?
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Need A.M.A insurance and we need west winds at bluff so pray or sacrifice
something anything Ian
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 10:52 AM
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Yes, the the sign in front of the parking area states that AMA is required.

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Old Nov 23, 2005, 11:06 AM
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target is right. you can only fly on weedends, you need ama, but no one checks, must fly between posted signs and you need some west winds, which we haven't have for weeks, at least worth flying.


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Old Nov 23, 2005, 11:07 AM
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i just checked the report and if it holds we will all be flying north face on saturday.


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Old Nov 23, 2005, 11:22 AM
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The forcast is for the mountains and passes to be windy (Santa Anas). That does not mean Northface will be flyable. Santa Ana winds rarely reach the coast, they usually just kill the normal onshore flow making all the coastal sites dead.

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Old Nov 23, 2005, 11:26 AM
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The forcast is for the mountains and passes to be windy (Santa Anas). That does not mean Northface will be flyable. Santa Ana winds rarely reach the coast, they usually just kill the normal onshore flow making all the coastal sites dead.

TFLG
Been beautifully calm along the coast...yup, grab your park flyer and have a ball...

Yeah, North Face seems to kick as the winter storms roll through...clearing winds. This time of year, the PV Penn is pretty unpredictable. On any given day you could have a need for the lightest of DLGs up to the haviest of sleds...and I've even seen days where both were needed. Inland is where it's at right now me thinks.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 11:32 AM
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The forcast is for the mountains and passes to be windy (Santa Anas). That does not mean Northface will be flyable. Santa Ana winds rarely reach the coast, they usually just kill the normal onshore flow making all the coastal sites dead.

TFLG

Yes. The coast has surely sucked major A$$....
Don't bother driving any distance to come to the coast 'til things get back to a normal pattern.
Drive inland instead, and take me with you!

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Old Nov 23, 2005, 12:45 PM
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It's looking more like Little Mountain or Parker area for any flying!!
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 01:00 PM
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It just occurred to me that the steeper backside of Poway (normally used for DS) will be the frontside this weekend.

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Old Nov 23, 2005, 01:36 PM
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It just occurred to me that the steeper backside of Poway (normally used for DS) will be the frontside this weekend.

mw
Yes, for some flying in SA conditions is simply a matter of turning around and facing the other direction.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 01:59 PM
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It's looking more like Little Mountain or Parker area for any flying!!
What about Elsinore? There certainly is slope and it appears to be facing the right way yet nobody seems to mention it.

What am I missing?

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