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Feb 19, 2010, 01:17 AM
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CA, Bay area flying, south winds????


I think I have places to fly in every wind direction but south??? Im thinking about flying somewhere???

Any ideas?

Waddell beach? Santa cruz area, south bay?? what about marsh rd?

thanks for the help....

Rob
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Feb 19, 2010, 07:15 AM
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Waddell/Davenport needs WNW - NNW, FYI Saturday looks good. Sunset Beach need SW - WSW. I don't know of any places that work for straight S
Feb 19, 2010, 10:15 AM
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Don't know about down your way, but Sierra Road is a good south wind place...

http://www.tuffplanes.com/Sierra_Rd.html
Feb 19, 2010, 12:07 PM
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Del VAlle has a couple south facing slopes if you're into inland style flying.Best to wait for solid 15 - 20 mph days though...

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Feb 19, 2010, 01:13 PM
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If you don't mind a bit of a hike (not a long hike but a steep one), this site might work really well in a South blow. I haven't flown there yet, or scoped out the LZ, but I was blown away by how high this face is, and there's even a DS bowl just south of the hill I've linked to (you will need Google Earth to view this file.) The topography in Google Earth is just flat wrong for this location. But the ridge is there. Peace
Feb 19, 2010, 08:20 PM
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Sibley in the East Bay Regional Parks(East Bay hills) works great in South winds, it's a bit of a hike, and you had better have postage stamp landing skills as well.
Feb 20, 2010, 07:51 AM
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If anyone is flying in Santa Cruz today send me a PM! I would like to maiden my Samurai.
Feb 20, 2010, 10:13 PM
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If anyone is flying in Santa Cruz today send me a PM! I would like to maiden my Samurai.
Hey - How did the maiden go? I flew at Bonny Doon and Sunset today and spectated at Wadell (Macgyver24 was out there - along a buch of hang gliders)
Feb 21, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by cbr998
Hey - How did the maiden go? I flew at Bonny Doon and Sunset today and spectated at Wadell (Macgyver24 was out there - along a buch of hang gliders)
I ended going to an Archery compitition over the hill......My other hobby

Kinda bummed though. Sounds like there was some good wind.


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