Slope Soaring

                                                                                                                                    Thomas Rauber photo

The South Bay Soaring society has the use of a slope site located at Mission Peak in Fremont. SBSS has been granted a permission through a Special Use Agreement
with the East Bay Regional Parks District. The slope faces due west and
offers spectacular views of the bay area.

                                 SBSS slopers enjoy a beautiful Spring day              Sean Sharif photo
at Mission Peak

You'll find all kinds of planes enjoying the awesome lift  Mission Peak slope has to offer.
You'll find floaters, Thermal Duration, scale and even F3B ships making fast passes
across the slope face. For beginners, there is no better way to learn the basics of
RC soaring than at a slope site with long duration flights.

The 2 meter Blade makes an excellent all weather slope plane

No matter what kind of flying you enjoy, or experience level, your really missing
out on some exciting soaring if you don't give the Mission site a try.

                                    A classic launch shot of Norm's 4 meter            Sean Sharif Photo
Discus at Mission Peak

East Bay Regional Parks Rules:

“The South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) has an
agreement with the Park District to use R/C Hill to
fly remote-controlled aircraft. No motorized or gas powered
aircraft are allowed. AlI remote-controlled
pilots launching at R/C Hill must be members of SBSS
and must have in their possession a current membership
card. No other sites within Mission Peak Regional
Preserve are approved for this activity.”

In case of emergency call 911
Park supervisor or designee (510) 544-3246

Directions to the site are located on the map page.
If you are a first timer to Mission, click here for some info about flying at the hill.

Another great slope site, in regular use by the club, is the Los Banos Creek Reservoir.
Located 1.5 hour South East of San Jose, this site over looks a man made
reservoir with slopes of 200-300 ft high and plenty of flat, unobstructed landing area.
This feature makes this site conducive to large scale planes. This is also the site
of our annual slope scale event.

                                         Launcher and helper about to launch a very large                     Mark Foster photo
Duo Discus
on to the breezy slopes of Los Banos

                              Sean Sharif making a low pass with his Jaguar       Sean Sharif photo
in the abundant Spring lift of Los Banos

Directions to this site are available on the maps page


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