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Happy Thanksgiving from Santa Barbara Soaring

SBS is pleased to announce their celebration of a year of business operations, and an invitation to the public to come fly at Santa Ynez Airport over the November holiday weekend.

Towing service will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a seasonally good period for soaring weather, with cold fronts bringing ridge, wave and thermal soaring to our picturesque valley. Last year's event saw good soaring enjoyed by about thirty pilots over four days. Our rates are among the lowest for tows!

The surrounding communities offer alternate recreation for pilots and family members, with shopping available in Solvang for arts, antiques, crafts, and adjacent wineries and cultural events appealing to all tastes. Biking, hiking, or loafing in the myriad hotels and the variety of restaurants can fit any budget for a short getaway. This is a chance to justify breaking away from televised sports and embedded relatives, and bring the 'other-half' along for a socially-rewarding soaring weekend.

But, make your plans NOW as this is a tourist destination and last minute plans may leave you camping on the airport.

SBS will repeat their oak-wood, tri-tip barbeque for Saturday evening. Flyers and non-flyers are welcome to participate and slobber on some Santa Maria style beef, or chicken, green salad, garlic bread and baked beans. Dessert will offer the traditional - pumpkin pie with trimmings and much more. RSVP please to sbsoar@yahoo.com .... or be "California-flexible" and face the possibility of great company and an empty plate!

Santa Barbara Soaring would like to thank the Southern California soaring community for supporting us in our first year of flying. Come see us soon!




2014 Crystal Squadron Final Results

The 2014 Crystal Squadron Final Results from Bob Maronde are available here.




Bench Creek Ranch Landout Site Added Toward Bishop

Peter Kovari has forwarded the Bench Creek Ranch landout site which has been included in the Landout Sites - Toward Bishop section.