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Big Bear – Site Guide

Big Bear is a popular hang gliding site near Big Bear Lake, CA. It offers scenic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, as well as consistent thermal and ridge lift conditions. The site is suitable for intermediate to advanced pilots who can handle high altitude launches and landings, as well as variable weather conditions.

Avenue S – Site Guide

Avenue S is a ridge soaring site located near Palmdale, California. It is best suited for intermediate and advanced pilots who can handle desert conditions and switchy winds. The site offers a slope launch and a dry lake bed landing zone. It is possible to fly year-round, but the best season is winter when Santa Ana winds create smooth lift along the ridge. Occasionally, thermals can also provide some altitude gain and cross-country potential.