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This is our general information page for Hollister Cross Country Flying, We have several specific pages detailing more information, please select from the choices on the left. See Record Flights for Articles. Be sure to visit our FORUM for latest news and discussions.

OLC - ONLINE CONTEST
The online contest is a great place to post flights and compete nation- and world-wide. For the newcomer, It's also a great way to learn about how glider cross country flights are done: You can see where pilots go when they go cross country, and how they do it. You can review pilot's flights using Google Earth (free), or get a really amazing analayses and replay of any flight using SeeYou software, created specifically for the soaring pilot.

View OLC flight postings:
View All HSC Flights on the On Line Contest (OLC) site here.
View All Hollister Flights on OLC here.
View Hollister Gliding Club 2006 OLC flights here.


LOCAL TURNPOINTS
This PDF reference map has the LOCAL Hollister turn points placed on a color map. The main points of interest are the 1st 5 elevators (areas of lift) EL1 thru EL5 for our southern xc flights. The flight trace on the map is a typical 300K out and return from Hollister to Black Mtn and back.

Click the GREEN Highlighted airports to view pictures of airports.
Click the image to download the700k pdf or click here to download.
(use the zoom tool in the ACROBAT PDF reader to zoom all the way in to the turnpoints.)

 

ALL TURNPOINTS
This PDF reference map has all the Hollister turn points placed on a color map. The main points of interest are the 1st 5 elevators (areas of lift) EL1 thru EL5 for our southern xc flights. The flight trace on the map is a typical 500K out and return from Hollister to New Cuyuma and back.
Click the image to download the 1.2 meg pdf or
click here to download the HI Res 2.5 meg version
(use the zoom tool in the ACROBAT PDF reader to zoom all the way in to the turnpoints.)

TURNPOINTS
Hollister turnpoints are available in a number of formats to suit your navigation computer. Download the files from the
world wide turnpoint exchange.
Above is a PDF map we created using seeyou software. Seeyou is a fantastic flight analysis tool. You can plan flights, tasks, and view previous flights in 2d and 3d over color terrain. Simply open the Hollister turn point .dat file in see you and it will add all the turnpoints. Then open an .igc flight file to view the terrain and the flight trace. (if you need Hollister .igc flight traces, they are available for download at OLC (on-line contest).

NEW - SEYOU 2.5 and higher now allows Satelite imagery using raster maps

NEW USER GUIDES

HOW TO INSTALL SATELITE IMAGES IN SEEYOU ›››
HOW TO POST YOUR FLIGHT TO OLC USING SEEYOU
Click images to enlarge (large file size 300k)

3d image of Majave desert (looking NE accorss the Grapevine)

2D Sat image - Palm Springs airport on lower right of image


Yosemite village and half dome (marked with a red dot)

AIRSTRIP DATA
Includes Local xc runway information, gps information , pictures, etc. for Hollister XC area.

To add or update airstrip data click on the edit column. The userid is "hgc" and the password is "l3nni3z" (lennies).

DISCLAIMER: This Data is NOT intended for navigational use. Hollister Soaring Center LLC accepts NO responsibility or liability for the accuracy or use of this data. Use at your own risk. Please observe all FAA airport rules. This data is intended for reference ONLY for Hollister Cross County Glider Club. The data has been collected by several sources and Hollister Soaring Center LLC accepts NO responsibility for the accuracy of this information. This information may NOT be accurate or current and is not valid for navigation or flight planning. No warranty of fitness for any purpose is made or implied. Any conclusions drawn from these data and information are the sole responsibility of the user. Always consult the official publications for current and correct information. This service is provided free of charge with no warrantees, expressed or implied.
Use at your own risk - ENTER

 

PANOCHE INFORMATION
In the last few years, the pilots at the Hollister Soaring Center LLC have discovered that there are excellent soaring conditions just a short hop away in the Panoche Valley.

This has made soaring more enjoyable both for novice pilots as well as experienced pilots, who have used it as a starting point for longer cross-country flights than we ever thought possible. In general, it is a great time to be a soaring pilot flying out of Hollister.

The following is the approximate coordinates of those thermals as well as the release point over the south end of Quin Sabe valley, 15 miles from Hollister.
Rel - N36:47.6 W121:10.1 (Release area)
EL1 - N36:41.3 W120:57.8 (Panoche elevator)
EL2 - N36:30.2 W120:55.6 (Hernandez north elevator)
EL3 - N36:22.2 W120:46.7 (Hernandez elevator)
EL4 - N36:20.4 W120:42.2 (Hernandez south elevator)

Panoche Downloads:
To utilize the Panoche airstrip, each pilot must have read and signed these two documents:
• The Panoche Release Waiver and Agreement with Instructions - download the PDF HERE, and
• The Panoche Airstrip User Agreement for HSC LLC - download the PDF HERE

Download the PDF "Guide to Flying Panoche" for an overview of requirements and procedures - HERE
Photos of Panoche are available from the Airstrip data - HERE
Complete list of turnpoints are available from the world wide turnpoint exchange - HERE
The PDF reference map is available to download HERE
Panoche Checkouts available - see the XC Training section


BASA
Bay Area Soaring Associates are Hollisters local glider club, this club offers monthly membership and allows members to use there gliders for XC flying. Currently BASA has 2 high-performance single-seat Pegasus 15M ships, one Grob 103 two-seater ship, an SZD 51-1 "Junior" medium performance single-seater, and one each DG 505 and DG1000 high-performace two-seaters! for more information on BASA click HERE.


 
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