The Aerial Antics training site has been a world class paragliding destination since the sport’s inception in the late 80’s. It has the perfect combination of attributes that make for epic flying: a 2200′ height, steep face, huge landing area directly at the bottom, smooth terrain features, Southwesterly exposure, and a consistent Southern California climate. Soaring flights of many hours in duration are common here. However, for two decades the site was plagued by access issues stemming from disgruntled landowners, so it could never grow as a flying destination. In the 2008 economic downturn, the land was taken back by the bank, and fortunately a small group of savvy pilots were ready to seize this huge opportunity. The land is now owned by pilots, a very rare situation in the paragliding world.
In 2011, three pilots started construction on a trail that would access a dozen different launch sites all the way to the top of the mountain. One of these pilots was Troy Hartman, a long time skydiving and flying instructor who saw the potential that this easy access had to attract new pilots. He started the school that year, catering to paragliding, paramotoring and speed flying. Over a hundred new students earned their wings in the first year, and the school has become well known worldwide.
We hope you will join us in the growth of this wonderful sport!