The South Bay Soaring society has the use of a slope site located at Mission Peak in Fremont. SBSS has been granted a permission through a Special Use Agreement with the East Bay Regional Parks District. The slope faces due west and offers spectacular views of the bay area.
Thomas Rauber photo
SBSS slopers enjoy a beautiful Spring day at Mission Peak - Sean Sharif photo
You'll find all kinds of planes enjoying the awesome lift Mission Peak slope has to offer. You'll find floaters, Thermal Duration, scale and even F3B ships making fast passes across the slope face. For beginners, there is no better way to learn the basics of RC soaring than at a slope site with long duration flights.
The 2 meter Blade makes an excellent all weather slope plane
No matter what kind of flying you enjoy, or experience level, your really missing out on some exciting soaring if you don't give the Mission site a try.
A classic launch shot of Norm's 4 meter Discus at Mission Peak - Sean Sharif Photo
Launcher and helper about to launch a very large Duo Discus on to the breezy slopes of Los Banos - Mark Foster photo
Another great slope site, in regular use by the club, is the Los Banos Creek Reservoir. Located 1.5 hour South East of San Jose, this site over looks a man made reservoir with slopes of 200-300 ft high and plenty of flat, unobstructed landing area. This feature makes this site conducive to large scale planes. This is also the site of our annual slope scale event.
Sean Sharif making a low pass with his Jaguar in the abundant Spring lift of Los Banos - Sean Sharif photo