Nearby Soaring Locations
Avenal is a great place to fly with a warm atmosphere, powerful thermals and year round soaring. One of the great things about soaring is visiting other soaring sites and gaining experience in new places. Some of the sites I've personally visited and can recommend follow.
(February 2018) Santa Ynez is currently in a transition from one commercial operation to another. Once up and running the new operator will offer tows, rides and instruction from the Santa Ynez airport. Soaring out of Santa Ynez is great. Flights from Santa Ynez to Mt. Whitney have been made. Flights in wave to 17999 and even wave out over the ocean down to Ventura and back can be accomplished. Santa Ynez is open year round and offers great mid-winter thermal flying.