Any Hang Glider or Paraglider Pilot flying any Santa Barbara site MUST fly with a 2 meter radio, reserve parachute, and a helmet. We fly near Santa Barbara Airport Airspace and we need to call TRACON to open the beach and mountain windows. Failure to contact the tower can result in the loss of our ability to fly our local sites. The site where a visiting pilot is most likely to get in trouble is at More Mesa.
Pilots visiting the Santa Barbara sites will need to:
- Contact and arrange to meet with a local guide for site introductions
- Join the SBSA by clicking here
- Read and understand the local Site Guidelines
The Santa Barbara flying sites are sensitive to local politics. Our flying community has worked hard with local government agencies and the Santa Barbara community to preserve our flying sites. Santa Barbara is a special place to fly, and we need to represent the flying community in a positive light. Our local sites can be challenging to fly for out of town pilots, and as any pilot of any skill level should obtain a site introduction at any new site, visiting pilots to Santa Barbara should do the same. The only situation where a local pilot does not need to contact a local guide is if that pilot will only be flying at the training hill. The training hill can only be flown when an instructor is present.
Please Contact Eagle Paragliding for site introductions.
YOU MUST JOIN THE SBSA AND PAY THE SITE USAGE FEE
Our annual club membership fee is $30.
Club fees go towards site insurance, public relations, club website expenses, and site procurement, preservation and maintenance. If you are unsure if you have paid cub membership dues for the current year, you can look at the current membership list.
TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING
|Camping||Estimated Price for 1 person||Distance* (miles)||Distance* (minutes)|
|Blue Sands Inn||$181||5||8|
|The Lemon Tree||$165||2||6|
|Four Seasons Biltmore||$550||7||13|
|*Distance from Training Hill Miles and Minutes|