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Ever wonder what it would be like to soar 7,000 feet above the desert and the San Gabriel Mountains, in a plane with no engine? This is your chance to find out!
We will travel to Crystalaire Airport in Llano, CA, to go soaring with the leading glider flight school in Southern California. We are scheduled to do glider rides all day Saturday and part of Sunday with the Southern California Soaring Academy. The airport has an adjacent campsite where we can camp on Saturday night. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the Aviation Merit Badge in connection with this trip – we can work on the badge requirements when we are not gliding. We should depart San Marino by 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning to arrive at Crystalaire by 8:00 a.m. We will glide all day Saturday, then finish up any remaining flights on Sunday morning.
32810 165th St. East
Llano, CA 93544
Directions to Crystalaire Airport
(1.5 hours from San Marino/Pasadena)
Take the I-210 West until it merges with the I-5 North.
Take the exit onto 14 North, towards Palmdale/Lancaster.
Stay on 14 North (Antelope Valley Freeway) for about 30 miles.
Take exit 30 for Pearblossom Hwy.
After about 5.5 miles, bear right at Hwy 138 (still Pearblossom Hwy).
Continue on Hwy 138 for 12 miles.
Turn Right on 165th Street E.
Continue about 1.4 miles, then turn Left into the Crystalaire Airport.
Follow the dirt road about 1/2 mile until you come to the SCSA Office