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Parapente Palomar_San Diego, CA

Parapente Palomar_San Diego, CA

Conditions Optimales

Dir. vent : NNW NW WNW S SSE SE
Vent: Mini: 0| Maxi 25 mph Rafale Max : 18 mph

Description

H 954 m, HD 660 m
rating 4/6
frequently used, thermal soaring, xc possible.
toplanding possible, ask locals.
strict site protocol, as in all larger spots in CA
for SE there is a special takeoff nearby.
Direct link to www.xcontest.org flights
Region: California - USASee flights near this point [ 984 ]Site record : 98.8 kmLink to more information : -
Region: - USASee flights near this point [ 1 ]Site record : 54.4 kmLink to more information : -
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Use mountain etiquette and do not setup in the Active Launch Windows. Only enter the Launch Windows with your gear if and when you are ready and intending to launch. If in Launch Windows or Top landing Approach areas, be cautious and aware of flight activities in all directions.
https://www.wilderadventures.com/launch/826/palomar-pauma-valley (xc info)
https://www.socalxcleague.com/sites/palomar
read:
https://www.sdhgpa.com/palomar.html
https://www.sdhgpa.com/minutes-news--articles/palomar-safety-bulletin
Current USHPA and SDHGPA Membership Required.
There are significant restrictions upon which you must be briefed!
Please DO NOT jeopardize the site by violating the site protocols negotiated with the landowners, even if you think you will be top landing. ​​
Palomar is one of San Diego's best and most consistent mountain sites due to the micro climate which exists in the valley. This site is often flyable even in light Santa Anas and Catalina Eddy conditions (for advanced pilots) when most other sites in the county are not working.
We are guests at all LZ and launch site areas. All Palomar launches and LZs are on private property. Any use of Palomar launches and designated LZs by individuals other than current SDHGPA members with active current USHPA membership is considered trespassing by the land owners.
In November of 2013 SDHGPA was granted permission by the Pala Tribal Council to access the primary launch and landing areas after a lengthy site closure. Because of this and other landowner agreements, following site protocols (described below) is critical to the continued use of the site.
Minimum Ratings: H3 / P3 - (M1 to Bail out LZ; M2 to Main LZ); or H2 / P2 with other higher rated pilots present, site briefing for the day, and instructor sign off.
Always ​fly within the USHPA recommended operating limitations for your rating as specified in the USHPA Pilot Proficiency System.
Big air note in Site Guide home page holds true for Palomar. If pilots don’t have big air mountain experience, only fly SDHGPA sites at the end of the day, when conditions are calming down. Also, Summer and fall days in the monsoon season can easily over develop creating very strong conditions.
Best conditions Main Launch: 7-12 mph , Max 15 Gust 5-8, S, SW, W, NW (This site can work in mild Santa Ana due to mountain and thermal blocking that create the micro climate of the valley). However, be aware of winds on the east side of Palomar – if they are extremely strong from the east or >15, they can penetrate over the mountain and create layered rotor, shear, and valley winds that may not be present on launch. (monitor WX stations at Boucher and various stations on the back side if is a prevailing North or East wind day. See MesoWest WX station links below)
Best conditions Smiley Launch: 7-12 mph SE-S (Use with any prevailing west component is highly discouraged)
Best time(s) of day to fly: Afternoon through evening glass off. Mid-day flying can be turbulent and requires advanced piloting skills.
Most flyable season(s): Fall through spring offer the most enjoyable flying while summer can be turbulent.
Primary LZs are a long glide and bail out LZ may be in potential turbulent air depending on wind direction and strength.
Main Launch (Pala) altitude: 3100 feet
Upper (Smiley) Launch altitude: 4100 feet
Landing zone altitude: 850 feet
Distance Main Launch to Main LZ: 2.5 miles
Straight glide Main Launch to Main LZ: 5.88
Launch access: Drive up (2 WD ok)
Use of HG Tie downs in red caped flush boxes are encouraged on the main launch . Dust devils do occur on launch.
New style horizontal wind socks may be erected in the Main LZ, Bail Out LZ and Main Launch areas if not wind damaged. See Horizontal Windsock Calibration to wind speeds graphic for more information on how to read these windsocks.
Site Representatives:
HG: Jeff Brown (858-344-3846)
PG: Ron Davis (360-731-1987) / Robb Milley (805-990-5598) / Steve R (760-822-4007)
Site Protocols: THESE MUST BE FOLLOWED from all Launches!
All SDHGPA Membership Status must be checked for complete application and waiver submission. (SDHGPA members should check and verify those that they are flying with)
Weekends and Weekdays: Each person accessing the site must check-in and check-out through the Pala Tribal Security Dispatch by calling (760) 742-0548 prior to accessing and leaving the site. (Groups of pilots can call in with names, USHPA #, and license plates of each vehicle, but each pilot is responsible for making sure that they have been checked-in and out). On Saturdays if ranch hands are present, introduce yourself.
Weekdays Monday - Friday: Each person accessing the site must check-in and check-out in the Ranch Office if staff is present. Check in with the Ranch Office Manager if on site. If the Ranch Office is closed when checking-in or checking-out, call Pala Tribal Security Dispatch (760) 742-0548 with names, USHPA #, and license plates of each vehicle. (Lists are transferred to Tribal Security when the office closes.)
All Vehicles must display current SDHGPA vehicle ID / gate pass. This includes all vehicles accessing the site: driving through, parked, or unloading / shuttling pilots from LZs to Launch. This also helps to account for all pilots at the end of the day.
Both launches are located just off Nate Harrison Grade Rd. All land up and down Nate Harrison Grade Rd on both sides all the way up to the State Park is private property. Please contact a local SDHGPA member to gain access to the actual locations and gates. (Do not park on the road and climb over the gate because you were too lazy to follow protocol. Your car will be illegally parked and may be towed. ​)
Main Launch, located off Nate Harrison Grade Rd, offers several launch directions from North West to South East. The launch is suitable for several gliders to lay out at once and the launch is also used as a top landing site. The Main Launch is our recommended preferred launch for both HGs & PGs.
When parking at main launch, park in designated parking area and fill the most NW slots available. SDHGPA Parking pass must be displayed. You must lock the gate behind you when entering the launch area.
Use of HG Tie downs in red caped flush boxes are encouraged in the Main Launch HG set-up area. Dust devils do occur on launch.
Active Launch Windows: Use mountain etiquette and do not setup in the active launch windows. Only enter the launch windows with your gear if and when you are ready and intending to launch hooked in and hang checked (set-up and prep including hooking in and hang check in non active window areas.) If in launch windows or top landing approach areas, be cautious and aware of flight activities in all directions.
HG pilots are cautioned and advised to chose appropriate launch window key for prevailing wind conditions to avoid launching cross wind especially on light and variable wind pure thermal conditions. (Areas between launch keys may have rock hazards)
Recommended Winds:
HG: min 5, ideal 9, max 15 gust 8
PG: min 0, ideal 8, max 15 gust 5
Min GR: 5.8
current wind: https://holfuy.com/en/weather/556
Soaring (updated 2-14-22)
The house thermals, at both launches, is generally straight off of both launches to the west above the main spine. These thermals typically track back above the main spine connecting the two launches. There is lots of altitude between launch and the LZs, so use it. The bigger thermals are out front a bit off of the steeper features especially on light wind pure thermal days. However, note that it is a long glide from the launch to the main LZ, so do not scratch low below launch (or past the blue glide line to LZs in the images below) in hopes of a save, especially in the deep, dark canyons to the north or south of launch.
Fly effective faces that are perpendicular to the prevailing wind conditions. Note that on light and variable wind pure thermal days, the effective faces can be constantly changing and influenced by thermal activity. i.e. If the prevailing winds are west, trying to ridge fly the big south face or into the canyons will not be productive and can be turbulent. See Article on Flying Effective Faces and scroll through Palomar examples for different wind directions. Also Note that winds and effective faces will shift to thermal activity and geographic location / topography influences.
Do not attempt to scratch low on the south facing bowl (Toilet Bowl) Immediately behind and to the east of launch. This is a known rotor zone in the prevailing westerly wind even when it looks like the wind is more SW from localized thermal activity. Multiple accidents involving serious injuries have occurred from pilots trying to fly this ridge close to the terrain and or coming in to top land. Stay on the windward side and get high before drifting back with a thermal well above the terrain here. It is usually most effective to follow the spine up towards Robins staying on the windward side anyways. If there is any uncertainty regarding where the wind is coming from, fly with increased ground clearance margin and look for thermals out front, there usually are.
Avoid the Toilet Bowls
Do not fly into the canyons at or below ridge-lines down wind/ in the lee of effective faces. Note that effective faces and thermaling / soaring envelopes (out of rotor zones) typically extend up at the same slope as the effective face.
​Canyon crossings should be made only with enough altitude to be able to fly from spine to spine arriving at the next spine with altitude clearance or to an effective face clear of rotor zones.
​Do not attempt to ridge soar deep in the canyons of Pauma / Lion Creek below 6K, there are no landing options and are known venturi locations.
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takeoff
Palomar is one of San Diego's best mountain sites due to the micro climate which exists in the valley.
SDHGPA membership required for Launch and LZ Gate access
All Palomar launches and LZs are on private property. SDHGPA has only recently been given permission by the Pala Tribal Council to access the primary launch and landing areas after a lengthy site closure.
Because of this and other Landowner agreements, site protocol is critical to the continued use of the site.
http://www.sdhgpa.com/palomar.html
landing
Only land in Designated LZs and check for updates on the Site Guide.
SDHGPA maintains a weather station on launch: https://www.sdhgpa.com/weather-stations.html
rules
There are significant restrictions which you must be briefed on!
Please DO NOT jeopardize the site by violating the agreed upon protocols.
Current USHPA and SDHGPA membership required.
Always check for updates before flying as this info changes frequently: http://www.sdhgpa.com/palomar.html
access
Launch & LZ are behind locked gates an SDHGPA membership is required at the request of the landowners. For all use agreements and protocols as a stipulation of access, see the SDHGPA Palomar Site Guide: https://www.sdhgpa.com/palomar.html
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