Fairview Park, Costa Mesa

Updated: December 15, 2013

You need to have a Flying Permit issued by the City of Costa Mesa to fly in Fairview Park and you need to stay off the slope due to erosion issues. The Park Ranger does check and will issue citations.

LOCATION:
Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, CA 92626

MAP INFORMATION:
33.6606°N, 117.9431°W • Google Mapstopozone.com

FAVORABLE WINDS:
W wind works best but WSW to WNW wind is flyable.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:
CW1521 Huntington Beach (MesoWest), 1.8 mi. NW of slope.
CQ105 Costa Mesa (MesoWest, ), 1.4 mi. NE of slope,

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:
NOAA/NWS Local 7-Day ForecastNOAA/NWS Zone ForecastNOAA/NWS Area Discussion
http://graphical.weather.gov/sectors/sgx.php#tabs

GENERAL NOTES:
75′ slope overlooking the Santa Ana River channel. Massive LZ behind slope. Lift is quite turbulent at times due to trees at the bottom of the slope but it’s quite flyable in the right conditions. This slope is part of the Harbor Soaring Society home field and there is a frequency board at the end of Canyon Dr. near the information kiosk. Please use it!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Starting point: Junction of Brookhurst St. & Hamilton Ave. in Huntington Beach:

  • Go E over the river for .5 miles to Canyon Dr. and turn LEFT (Hamilton Ave becomes Victoria St E. of river).

Alternate starting point: Junction of Harbor Blvd. and Wilson St. in Costa Mesa:

  • Go W on Wilson St. for 1.3 mi. to Canyon Dr. and turn RIGHT.

Continued from both starting points:

  • Go N on Canyon Dr. until it dead-ends at Fairview Park.

GPS WAYPOINTS:
33.65049, -117.95360 • Junction of Brookhurst St. & Hamilton Ave.
33.65232, -117.94398 • Junction of Victoria St. & Canyon Dr.
33.65608, -117.91909 • Junction of Harbor Blvd, & Wilson St.
33.65602, -117.94082 • Junction of Wilson St. & Canyon Dr.
33.65909, -117.94082 • Parking area.

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.