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Old 11-12-2008, 02:01 AM   #1
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Hello from sunny SoCal

I wanted to start a thread that lists flying locations around Southern California, like parks, parking lots, schools...etc or any large location thats easy to get too and safe for flying and the people around it. Go ahead and list your club field if you like, not everyone knows where they all are.

I have found a few places.

Fontana:
Almeria Middle School located at Miller & Almeria Ave's in Northern Fontana. This school has a large sports field thats basicly clear obstacle's like backstops for baseball or Goalposts..etc. Large enough for almost any small to mid-size electric. There is a Boys & Girls Club at the school so the gates stay open Monday thru Friday till the sun goes down. Mostly locked up on weekends but I check anyway, sometimes I get lucky.

Rancho Cucamonga:
Rancho Cucamonga High located on Rochester at the 210 Fy. Huge sports field with a few obstacles but nothing to worry about. Large enough for most any size electric (maidened a Kyosho FW-190 here with room to spare). Open to the public 24/7 and has walk-though gates in different locations around the sports fields.

Riverside:
Inland Soaring Society located at 9239 Dufferin Ave next to Citrus State Park. Huge overflow parking lot for electric's and gliders only, this is a club field and approved by the City of Riverside. This is an easy going club with freindly members, a real nice place to spend a Saturday or Sunday. AMA a must.

Thats its for now but I always keep my eye's open for new spots

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:09 AM   #2
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Bob, Come out to Chino sometime and meet us The Chino Renegades R/C Club. We have a on going thread in Off Topic Forum. Right now we have about 12 regular members and we fly Sat. till 11:00 a m at Chino Fairgrounds parking lot corner of Central and Edison. Take Central So. for 3 mi. off the 60 Frway. Then on Sun. and school holidays we fly at Rolling Ridge Jr. high and Elementary School . Go west on Grand off the 71 Frway about 1/2 mi. and turn Rt. on Calle San Marcos the school is a 1/4 mi, up the hill. OOps the school pic is blurred but it's a big field about 1/4 mi. across and almost 1/2 mi. long


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I have stopped by a few times on weekends to watch for a while but its always during work hours and I can't stay long. Someday I hope to bring out one of my smaller planes to fly with the group.


I'm sure some of you in So Cal have found a few locations that have worked well for flying, feel free to list them here.

I'm checking out a couple of sites in Etiwanda along the foothills that looks promising, I will post locations if they are ok for flying and not private property.

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I fly at Los Osos High School of the 210 freeway and Millikan Ave. I also fly at a field of East End Ave. just north of Banyan Ave. Its a parking lot and field next to an enementary school. Feel free to join me....
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210 and milikan HUh. Can get windy out there.

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If you go to Laughlin - or - Las Vegas then you must pass right by here on the way!! We fly regularly at the Calico Dry Lake about 4 miles east of Barstow on the I-15. Great place for maiden flights of ANY sized aircraft as I have seen full size aircraft land and take off there.

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North San Diego county in Carlsbad: At the north east corner of Poinsettia Rd and Alicante Rd, behind the school there is a abandoned housing track that never was built. All the roads are paved and there is a big open cul-de-sac, the wind usually always goes perfectly with the road for landing.

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Originally Posted by 1320fastback View Post
North San Diego county in Carlsbad: At the north east corner of Poinsettia Rd and Alicante Rd, behind the school there is a abandoned housing track that never was built. All the roads are paved and there is a big open cul-de-sac, the wind usually always goes perfectly with the road for landing.
I just checked it out, and it looks nice, I'll be sure to swing by and take some pics!

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Old 03-20-2009, 11:56 PM   #9
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Google Maps has a neat feature where you can put placemarkers along with info on a map. Other users can then add their favorite places to fly. We have one for the twin cities area.

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That's it, on Titanite Pl. and Brookite Ct. There are street lamps and small trees along the sidewalks but really have never been a problem (except once ).

The other place I go to more often (closer to home) is just north of the Oceanside Post office, on the south side of Old Grove Rd. between College Blvd and Avenida Del Oro. Same situation there with street lamps and small trees along the sidewalk but there are also big clear lots to takeoff and land in.

If you fly heli, there is a big gathering at the Vista Court house every Saturday and Sunday. Its actually behind the El Pollo Loco.

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Van Nuys, big public air field at Woodley between Victory and Burbank Bl.
Sylmar, private field, on Maclay north of the 210 freeway in a wash, owned by the Army Corp of Engineers, get access through Robins Hobbies of Glendale
Lake View Terrace, Hansen Damn, a lot of people fly there in the park
Pasadena, The Rose Bowl, park south of the bowl, many fly on Friday pm.
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I was looking for a listing/map of So Cal flying locations. I prefer maps, so I created one from the information already posted here. I'm not sure how to make it so anyone can add locations. It seems that I may have to give permission, via email address, to let people modify this map, hopefully not.

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Can't post links until post count is >= 3. Valid link coming soon.
Working my way up to 3.
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Working my way up to 3.
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Can't post links until post count is >= 3. Valid link coming soon.
OK, should work now.

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I added as many fields as I knew of yesterday, I'll keep my eyes out for more.

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The Chino Renegades R/C ers are pretty much banned outta the field at Canyon Hills Jr. High. A over zealous school police guy brought sherriffs yesterday afternoon. The sherriff said he doesn't have time for this B.S. The school police cop says we need a permit. The school board rules are no permits for Sunday use. So we're looking for a new place to meet . Or 500 people to do a civil disobediance demonstration and all get arrested. Think 500 people could take this guy

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Or somebody photo shop his head on a porn stars body in an illegal act with minor girls and send it to the school board. Sorry that's uncalled for. But inventive.

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You guys had a good run up there, you know what they say about all good things.

I tend to not fly at schools and parks or places where someone could possibly have the right to complain, I am more of an empty field kind of flyer. If I do fly at a park if there is anyone there I get as far away as possible and if its more than a couple of people I go home.

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Van Nuys, big public air field at Woodley between Victory and Burbank Bl.
This is possibly the most popular place in this part of the San Fernando Valley. All of our people fly here.

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Nice map. Thanks.

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Chaffey College has a parking lot above the football field that is nice and the school police will let you fly electrics only. North of there is a nature preserve and they don't want any fuel planes going down there. I fly my HZ Super Cub there with no problem.

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you guys do know that if it isn't AMA sanctioned and you don't have an AMA membership it's illegal. I fly at El Dorado by Los Alamitos CA. It is huge and has many many acres and a pond for water craft, pilot box, runway, and paved heli pad. I used to fly at a soccer field with other pilots, but they are all "jerks" and the worst part is, is that it is right next to the Los Al military base and the guys are always getting busted by the cops over there and they never learn.

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I have some new locations, but I cant seem to add to the map now... whazzup?

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Everywhere I listed is "Renegade" flying, personally I cannot afford membership to two separate parties and keep my plane in the air.

Doesn't help that Schwarzeneuter raised my taxes either, sorry didn't mean to drag politics into this.

While flying today I did see another person with a heli, I don't know if he found the field off of this site or lives nearby but was nice to see a fellow flyer.

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