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Blossom Valley

San Diego Hang Gliding Flying Site Blossom Valley

  • Flight Type: Ridge/Thermal/XC
  • Best time to fly: Year Round
  • USHPA Rating Recommendation: H3, P3 – SDHGPA membership recommended
  • Launch (SW and West facing): 32.876 N; 116.848 W – Elevation : 1500ft (457m)
  • LZ HG: 32.877 N; 116.876 W – Elevation : 460ft (140m)
  • LZ PG: 32.878 N; 116.860 W – Elevation : 500ft (152m) verbal permission for SDHGPA members to land
  • Bailout PG LZ: 32.574 N; 116.907 W – Elevation : 700ft (213m)
  • Orientation(s):W-NW, W-NW Wind preferred at 8-10kts
  • Take off: Slope/Cliff launch
  • Landing: Open field, Bailout LZ or top landing require exemplary spot landing skills
  • Airspace: This site has no airspace restrictions. Occasional low flying aircraft in the area.
  • Hazards: Thumper (house thermal) can be violent, please get a site briefing before flying this site. Be aware of Remote Controlled aircraft in this area.
  • Vehicle Access: Hiking gear preferred, 4WD vehicle access to launch

Rules and Regulations:

  • DO NOT LAND AT EL MONTE PARK

Directions

  • 8 East
  • Exit Lake Jennings Park Rd. (LEFT)
  • Right on Blossom Valley Rd., continue till it ends
  • Right on Quail Canyon Rd.
  • Trail Head in on left approx .6 miles




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