A FEW SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE. CALL SOARING ACADEMY THIS FRIDAY FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS!!!
Experience the joy of soaring flight! Learn to fly a glider or get a ride at the only soaring site in L.A. County. An experienced FAA certified commercial pilot will take you soaring over the beautiful desert landscape and the mountains of the Angeles National Forest.
Pilots who know agree that early glider training is the best way to begin any serious flying career, but the main reason to come soaring is for the always safe and frequently amazing FUN. There are no age limits as to when you can begin training to become a glider pilot.
Since my first introductory lesson at the Southern California Soaring Academy, I've become a soaring addict. Nothing can compare to flying like a bird! There's nothing I would like more than to share the love for soaring flight.
FEES: The discounted price for a 30 minute introductory lesson or ride is $100 on groups of 10 people or more. Scheduling planes and instructors requires a lot of preparation and planning so please note that in order to confirm your reservation and guarantee a glider ride, you'll need to call SoCal Soaring Academy and pre-pay for your ride. SoCal Soaring Academy can be reached at [masked] and is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9am to 5pm. You'll need to call before Monday August 13 or we won't be able to guarantee your ride.
FLAKES BEWARE: If we don't reach 10 ACTUAL attendees, the full price of $149 for a 30 minute ride or $109 for a 20 minute ride will apply. Also, spots for this event are limited so you may be taking the place of someone that would really like to attend. The maximum number of attendees for this event is 15 so if you rsvp'd already and know in advance you won't be able to attend, please change your rsvp.
There'll be an optional pre-meetup get together Friday August 17 in the evening where we'll discuss the basics of how and why airplanes fly and possibly do some practice turns and basic maneuvers on a glider flight simulator. Attendance to this pre-meetup is not required. However if you do plan to attend please let me know in your rsvp. We'll announce the exact time and place of the pre-meetup event when we get closer to the date.
This is a potluck event. The Soaring Academy has a picnic/BBQ area so feel free to bring something to share.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: The SoCal Soaring Academy is located at the Crystalaire Airport in Llano, CA, about an hour and 15 minutes away from the city of Los Angeles. Plan your trip so you can arrive on time. Please let us know in your rsvp where you are coming from and we'll do our best effort to organize carpools. To get to the SoCal Soaring Academy:
- Take the I-5 North (or the I-210, or I-405 north until they merge with I-5);
- Exit onto 14 North, towards Palmdale/Lancaster;
- Stay on 14 North for about 30 miles;
- Take exit 30 for Pearblossom Hwy.
- After about 5.5 miles, bear right at Hwy 138.
- Continue on Hwy 138 for 12 miles.
- Turn Right on 165th Street E.
- Continue about 1.4 miles, then turn Left into the Crystalaire Airport.
- Follow the dirt road about 1/2 mile until you come to the SCSA Office
WEATHER NOTE: This time of the year the soaring conditions in Llano are amazing with good soaring days pretty much every single day! However, please note that in the event of bad weather the event may be rescheduled. But if the weather looks bad in L.A. don't be alarmed, we are usually still flying even when it is raining or foggy in the L.A. basin. We will announce in the morning of the event if we are NOT going to be able to fly due to weather.
Here are a few recommendations of what to wear and bring with you.
- Must haves:
- soft hat
- Nice to have:
- camera (If you bring a camera, be sure that it has a wrist or neck strap so that you can hold on to it.)
- something to share for the potluck
I hope you come fly the friendly skies!
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