On July 24, 2014, the Fish and Wildlife Service, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, issued an 11 page directive that is requesting very extensive fencing of the vernal pools at Fairview Park. This link takes you to the document. There is extensive effort by the Harbor Soaring Society to protect at least part of our runway and glider winching operations. You may follow these activities over the ensueing months by viewing our September and subsequent newsletters.
For those responding to the article in AMA's Model Aviation May 2014, please E-mail Fred Hesse at email@example.com and we will put you on our contact list. You will then receive the latest status, and invitations to help where needed.
You are invited to review the history and plans included on this web site. Go to the Tab titled "Blimp Hangar Project" located under our banner (above).
The Harbor Soaring Society has an opportunity to work with
the Orange County Parks
Dept. to hopefully make
the Tustin Blimp Hangar
accessable to indoor
At right is a group of
flyers inside the hangar,
and below, one of the rubber powered free flight models by Kang Lee.
Photos Courtesy of Brian Furutani.
Harbor Soaring Society Historical Presentation
Presented to the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee
by HSS member John Rittenhouse, August 19, 2013.
Site Operating Procedures:
We have designed this web site to accommodate three groups of users: visitors, members, and officers. Nearly all of this site is public and may viewed by any visitor. There is no need to register as a visitor, as nothing will come of it. Members, including officers are invited to register on their first visit, and then employ their User Name and Password each time they return. Allow 24 hours before member access is implemented.
|Members will then have access to a special page that contains member confidential documents and forms. Officers will be able to view all member pages plus several pages of officer confidential documents, forms, and executive information.
All viewers are invited to peruse the tabs beneath our beautiful banner, and the sub pages shown beneath the tabs. Large font, dark blue headings, link to additional information. Some outstanding technical documents on soaring, electric power, and model aircraft design are included. Sources for analysis programs, components, and links to other model clubs in the Southern California area are also provided.
Fairview Park is a public flying site, and does not require HSS membership to fly there. However a City of Costa Mesa flying permit is required, and every pilot must have some form of public liability insurance. Being an AMA member is most highly recommended. See the Rules for details.