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Club Flying Locations

OCSA placed gliders at several Southern California locations for extended periods. Club members used this "distributed" approach to take advantage of different types of lift, to learn about different airport operating procedures, fly over a wide range of terrain, and to fly at the locations most convenient for them.

Past Locations
Crystalaire is located north of the San Gabriel mountains near Llano and Pearblossom. It offers private pilots opportunities to fly in thermal, ridge, and wave lift. The club's Grob 103 and PW5 were based there from 2011 to 2014.
Lake Elsinore was the location closest to Orange and Los Angeles counties, and in some years was one of our primary training sites. This location was operated in conjunction with the Lake Elsinore Soaring Club. In the Lake Elsinore area students could use both thermal and "ridge" lift.
Tehachapi Tehachapi was a favorite location for cross-country training. The summer soaring season provided opportunities to head north over the Sierra Nevada mountains. Students could also experience great "shear line" lift in the valley, and anabatic lift over the Tehachapi mountains. Some years our Grob 103 two-seater was based here from spring through fall.


Hemet was OCSA's primary training location for many years, providing thermal and shear line lift. Mt. San Jacinto provides a tantalizing opportunity for some mountain soaring.