Flying site / Site de vol
Soboba, California, USA
Jérôme Daoust ( E-mail )
2014/9/6


  1. Conditions
  2. The club supporting the site / Le club supportant le site: Soboba Soaring.
  3. Events / Evénement: Soboba Soaring > Events.
  4. Bulletin board / Tableau d'affichage: Soboba Soaring > Forums.
  5. Articles
  6. Schools / Ecoles
  7. Lost and Found / Object perdu ou retrouvé: No info.
  8. How to get there / Comment s'y rendre: Google Maps.
    From the LZ to launch: Short way, Long way, Long way (real path), Long way (schematic).
  9. Maps / Cartes
  10. GPS coordinates / Coordonnées GPS
  11. Paraglider Kiting Places / Zones de Gonglage Parapente
  12. Shuttles / Navettes: Continuous rides on demand.
  13. Site frequency / Fréquence du site: 144.925 .
  14. Insurance / Assurances
  15. Lodging / Hébergement
  16. Restaurant: Google Maps: Local restaurants.
  17. Car rental / Location d'auto: No info.
  18. Image
  19. Video or Animation / Vidéo ou Animation
  20. Cross Country / Vol Voyage
  21. Hazards / Dangers


Conditions

We are hoping for light-moderate South West (225 degree) winds.
But if wind is from North East (directly behind) the launch: Launch and LZ are in wind shadow and with sunshine there will be an upslope breeze allowing to soar/thermal up but beware of wind shear at 150 m (about 500') over the ridge if the over-the-back wind is significant.

By order of interest:


Articles


Schools / Ecoles

Ordered alphabetically / Ordonné alphabétiquement:


Maps / Cartes


GPS coordinates / Coordonnées GPS

Description Latitude Longitude Altitude (ASL) Alt over LZ Comment
Landing Zone N 33° 49.087' W 116° 57.698' 473 m 1552' 0 m 0' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. SW of clubhouse middle of LZ width.
Top of training hill - - 507 m 1663' 34 m 111' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Highest area where a wing can be laid out.
250' launch - - 551 m 1807' 78 m 255' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Middle of area before slope steepens.
500' launch - - 618 m 2027' 145 m 475' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Middle of launch area.
650' launch, highest quad ride N 33° 49.255' W 116° 57.439' 675 m 2214' 202 m 662' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Middle of launch area.
800' launch - - 722 m 2368' 249 m 816' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Middle of launch area.
1000' launch - - 777 m 2550' 304 m 998' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Middle of launch area.
1300' launch - - 867 m 2844' 394 m 1292' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Middle of launch area.
"High Tension" launch - - 892 m 2926' 419 m 1374' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Middle of launch area.
1500' launch - - 934 m 3064' 461 m 1512' Altitude measured by GPS in ft on 2013/2/15. Middle of launch area.
Top drive-up launch N 33° 49.159' W 116° 56.336' 1128 m 3700' 655 m 2148' Altitude obtained by Google Earth

For a great way to explore this flying site in 3D, see Google Earth's Local points of interest in the Maps section.

Time to hike from LZ by an average guy (2014/1/8, Jérôme, moderate pace, decent shape, 51.6 years old, 70°F at hike start) with his full PG gear (45 lb):
to 650' launch: 19 minutes.
to 800' launch: 23 minutes.
to 1000' launch: 31 minutes.


Paraglider Kiting Places / Zones de Gonglage Parapente

By distance from the LZ...

Map of San Jacinto Parks (updated 2011/9/26)


Insurance / Assurances


Lodging / Hébergement


Image

Pictures I took (click thumbnail to open full size image in a new window)
Photos que j'ai prises (clique la petite image pour ouvrir la photo pleine grandeur dans une nouvelle fenêtre)
2002/10/19 The "S" launch. Requires hiking.
Le décollage "S". Requiert de la marche à pied.
2002/10/19 The drive-up top launch.
Le décollage au sommet accessible par voiture.
2002/10/19 The towers and the launches.
Les tours et les décollages.
2002/10/19 The towers.
Les tours.
2002/10/19 The landing zone.
La zone d'atterrissage.

2006/5/20 Views of each direction.
Vues dans chaque direction.
2006/7/1 Arriving at Soboba from Elsinore.
Arrivée à Soboba depuis Elsinore.
2008/10/18 Flying to the casino. Flight details.
Volant vers le casino. Détails du vol.
2008/10/18 Convergence over the valley. Flight details.
Convergence au-dessus de la vallée. Détails du vol.
2008/10/18 Out-thermalling a sailplane. Flight details.
Grimper plus vite qu'un planeur dans un thermique. Détails du vol.
2013/2/17 New grass areas: Packing & Social, Kiting (not for landing). Jeff Sanchez flying.
Jérôme folding on the kiting area after a good flight.
Nouvelles zones en gazon: Repliage & Social, Gonflage (pas pour atterrir). Jeff Sanchez en vol.
Jérôme replie sur l'aire de gonflage après un bon vol.
2013/2/17 The mountain, far and close.
La montagne, loin et proche.
2013/2/17 The golf course to the SE.
Le terrain de golf au SE.
2013/2/17 The casino to the SE.
Le casino au SE.
2013/2/17 Jean-Noël Michel with his new wing.
Jean-Noël Michel avec sa nouvelle aile.
2013/3/2 650' launch, shade structure and bench. Over the ridge, facing NW.
Décollage 650', structure pour ombre et banc. Au-dessus de la montagne, faisant face au NW.
2013/4/16 Big convergence. The mountain, from far and Jean-Noël Michel.
Grosse convergence. La montagne, de loin et Jean-Noël Michel.
2013/4/30 All hike & fly: I hiked from my house (45 min to LZ) to launch, then flew back home.
Tout par marche ou vol: J'ai marché depuis ma maison jusqu'au décollage, puis revenu en vol à la maison.
2013/5/15 Massacre Canyon and Hwy 79 (Lamb Canyon). Over the ridge, facing SE, with Gold Base at bottom right.
Massacre Canyon et Hwy 79 (Lamb Canyon). Au-dessus de la montagne, faisant face au SE, avec Gold Base en bas à droite.
2013/5/30 People and cars at the "S". They installed flood lights to support a game in town.
Des gens et des véhicules au "S". Ils ont installé des lumières en support d'un match sportif en ville.
2013/11/24 Thanks to a light Nord wind, visibility allows to see the ocean. Taken from cloudbase at 6500' MSL.
Grâce à un léger vent du Nord, la visibilité permet de voir l'océan. Prise depuis la base des nuages à 1980 m MSL.

Pictures/Images from others (click thumbnail to open full size image in a new window)
Photos/Images des autres (clique la petite image pour ouvrir la photo pleine grandeur dans une nouvelle fenêtre)
221 kB 2004/1 Picture by Darrel Wood, taken over "Wild West" paint ball area.
Photo par Darrel Wood, prise au dessus de "Wild West" paint ball.


Video or Animation / Vidéo ou Animation


Cross Country / Vol Voyage


Hazards / Dangers