Places to Soar in Southern California

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Sierra Soaring (Club)
Inyokern airport. Hwy 14 north, right onto rte. 178 for 3 miles, turn left into the airport (call for detailed directions).
Phone 760-375-7018, 760-377-5197.
Contact: Dan Kline
Open year round weekends and every other Friday.
Aircraft: Blanik L-23, SGS 1-35.
Rides, instruction, NOT members only.

Lake Elsinore

Lake Elsinore Soaring Club
Flying site: 32019 Corydon Street, Lake Elsinore, CA. Skylark Airport (CA89). I-15 off at Bundy Canyon, proceed westbound. Turn north at end of road, westbound at signal light (Corydon Ave.).
Mailing address: PO Box 317 Wildomar, CA 92595.
Phone: 951-492-2701
Open: Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday year round.
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 2-33 (3), Schweizer SGS 1-26 (1), Schweizer SGS 1-34 (1), Pilatus B-4 PC-11 (1), Schweizer SGS 2-32 (1), Callair A9 towplanes (3).
Introductory flights, instruction, members only, cross country, FAA examiner available, camping within 2 miles.

Cypress Soaring, Inc, (Club)
Flying site: Lake Elsinore year round, and Crystalaire, summer. Mailing address: 16151 Hoffman Ct., Chino Hills, CA 91709. Contact: Scott Lance, 951-696-7773
Open: year round. Aircraft: PZL Krosno KR-03A (1), SGS 1-34 (1), PW6-U (1), Discus (1).
Instruction, cross country, members only, SSA FAST program participant, rides.


Southern California Soaring Academy, Inc. (Commercial)
Airport address: 32810 165th St. East, Llano, CA 93544. Crystalaire airport, north of the Los Angeles Basin. Off Hwy 138 east of Palmdale and Pearblossom.
Mailing address: SCSA, 24307 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA  91355 
Contact: phone / 661-944-1090
Aircraft: ASH-25M (1), DG-505 (1), ASK-21 (3), SGS 2-32 (1), Grob G-102 (2), Pawnee 260 (2).
Rides, instruction, cross country, camping within 2 miles, lodges 3 miles.

Long Beach

Civil Air Patrol, 41st Los Alamitos Glider Training Squadron (Club)
Flying site: Los Alamitos Army Airfield, 3976 Constitution Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720.
Mailing address: PO Box 1482, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.
Open: Alternate Sundays, every Tuesday
Contact: Ronald R. Hodge. 949-719-3207
CAP members only.
Aircraft: LET-23 Superblanik (1), Schweizer 2-33 (2).

San Diego

Associated Glider Clubs of Southern California
Flying sites: Jacumba/Torrey Pines and area FBOs. Call voice mail for current location. Jacumba is 60 miles east of El Cajon on Hwy 8. 1 mile from freeway.
Mailing address: 6190 Fairmount Ave. Ste D, San Diego, CA. 92120
Contact: Bud Robinson 619.436.8010
Open: Weekends year round.
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 2-33 (1), SGS 1-34 (1) PZL Bielsko SZD 50-3 Puchacz (1).
Rides, instruction, members only, camping within 2 miles.

Santa Ynez

Santa Barbara Soaring (Commercial)
Flying site: Santa Ynez airport. From Santa Barbara - Take Hwy 101 north, exit onto Hwy 154, after approximately 25 minutes turn left on Hwy 246. Santa Ynez Airport is one mile on left. Follow Glider Ride signs. From north of Santa Barbara - Take Hwy 101 south, exit Hwy 246 in Buellton then turn left. Drive 8 miles and turn right into the Sant Ynez Airport. Follow Glider Ride signs.
900 Airport Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93464
Open: Weekends from 10a-5p weather permitting.
Aircraft: LET L 23 Super Blanik (1), Schweizer SGS 2-32 (1).
Rides, instruction, FAA examiner, camping within 2 miles.


Skylark North (Commercial)
Mountain Valley Airport, Tehachapi, CA. 2.5 miles east of Tehachapi. Address: 16334 Harris Road, P.O. Box 100, Tehachapi, CA 93561.
Contact: Jane or Larry Barrett 661-822-5267 or 661-822-4124
Open: Weds.-Mon. year round.
Aircraft: Schleicher ASK-21 (1), Grob G 103 Twin Astir (1), IAR Brasov IS-29D2 Lark (1), LET L 23 Super Blanik (1), Schweizer SGS 1-26 (1), Schweizer SGS 2-33 (2)
Rides, instruction, cross country, FAA examiner available, Camping within 2 miles.

Twenty Nine Palms

Twenty Nine Soaring Club Inc.
Flying site: Approx. 6 miles east of town of 29 Palms on highway 62.
Address: 785 Highway 62, Twenty Nine Palms, CA 92277.
Contact: Don Renfro 760-366-7832.
Open: Weekends Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 1-26 (1), Schweizer SGS 2-33 (1), Schweizer SGU 2-22 (1)
Rides, instruction, camping within 2 miles.

Warner Springs

Sky Sailing (Commercial)
Warner Springs Airport - Hwy 79, 2 miles west of Warner Springs Ranch, San Diego County. Address: 31930 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086.
Open daily except Christmas and Thanksgiving, year round.
Aircraft: Grob G 102 Standard II (1), Grob G 103 Twin Astir (2), Centrair Pegase 101 A (1), Stemme S10 (1), Schweizer SGS 1-26 (2), Schweizer SGS 2-32 (2), Schweizer SGS 2-33 (7), Schweizer SGS 1-36 Sprite (1)
Rides, instruction, motorglider instruction, cross country, FAA examiner available, camping within 2 miles.