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Monthly Meetings
 Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month.  We meet at Round Table Pizza, 11095 Warner Ave. Fountain Valley.  Executive staff meets at 6:15 PM and the general meeting is from 7 to 9 PM.  Bring family and friends.  Prices are $6.99 for all you can eat.  We usually have great lectures, raffles, and show and tell.


Flying Permits

The City of Costa Mesa has increased the cost of annual flying permits to $25 as of Nov 2012.



2014 Club Officers


Jesse Calleros

Vice President:   
Henry Smith III
Jim  Hanson
Ted Broberg
General Director:    
Henry Smith III
Contest     Coordinator:   
Henry Smith III
Safety Officer:   
Dave Whittington
Fred Hesse
Mike Gaczkowski
Club     Photographer:   
Rob Askegaard
Flight    Instructor:  
Ted Broberg







Welcome to Harbor Soaring Society!



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 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

model  enthusiasts.


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.








Harbor Soaring Society Video Slide Show


Site Design and Management

Our site was designed by who have provided an excellent web site for a very reasonable price.  We highly recommend them. 

The beautiful sailplane on our banner belongs to Larry Westman.  The photo was taken at our slope soaring bluff in Fairview Park.  The model is a Robbe Modellsport ASW-19 with 3.13 meter wing span.

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