Frequencies

  • 123.000 - KCVH CTAF
  • 120.425 - KCVH AWOS
  • 123.300 - Air to Air
  • 123.050 - Frazier Lake

Records

Mad Dash

The Mad Dash started in 1997 and is an award for the furthest straight out glider flight from Hollister. Straight out flights with and without crew enable the pilot to push the boundries and explore new territory. The minimum distance required to win is 10% longer than the current record flight (currently 538 statute miles). If there is a tie on the same day, the one with the fastest time wins. The winner receives $500 in tows from Hollister Soaring Center LLC plus a rotating trophy. Distance is measured from Hollister Airport to the landing site. Out and returns and broken legs are not counted. The honor system is used.

OLC Distance Record

OLC distance records are awarded to pilots who achieve the farthest flight from Hollister according to Online Contest.

Free 3TP Distance Record

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Out & Return Record

Out & return records are awarded to pilots with the farthest out and return distance. These kinds of flights are the most common, having the added bonus of returning home. Typical flights are flown from Hollister to New Cuyuma, or Taft, or Tehachapi and back to Hollister.

Triangle Record

Triangle records are awarded to pilots with the farthest triangle distance. These are tricky since the weather needed to soar may not cover the entire triangle task.

Notable Flight

A catch-all for non-record flights that were nevertheless exceptional in some way.

Mad Dash
Date Name Distance (SM) Glider Description
04/15/2009 Ramy Yanetz 489 ASW 27 - TG Hollister CA to Yuma AZ
06/21/2008 Eric Rupp 444 DG300 - ER Hollister CA to Calexico AZ
05/09/2003 Brian Choate 362 DG300 - DG3 Hollister CA to Bermuda Dunes CA
04/20/2002 Ramy Yanetz 295 LS4 - TG Hollister CA to Barstow-Dagget Mojave
04/08/2001 Ramy Yanetz 226 LS4 - TG Hollister CA to Mojave
05/11/2000 Ramy Yanetz 207 LS4 - TG Hollister CA to Tehachapi
04/01/1999 Tom Hubbard 185 DG300 - VN Hollister CA to J&J Duster Strip
05/18/1998 Russell Holtz 150 Pegasus 101A Hollister CA to Button Willow Airport

OLC Distance Record Flights
Date Name Distance (km) Glider Description
06/07/2015 Darren Braun 850 DG800B - U2 Hollister, Agua Dulce, N Gilroy, Hollister
05/12/2013 Darren Braun 812 DG800B - U2 Hollister, 15km North of Agua Dulce, Hollister
04/15/2009 Ramy Yanetz 811 ASW27 - TG Hollister, Yuma AZ

Free 3TP Distance Record Flights
Date Name Distance (km) Glider Description
06/07/2015 Darren Braun 824 DG800B - U2 Hollister, McKinley Mountain, Agua Dulce, N Gilroy, Hollister
06/21/2008 Eric Rupp 780 ASW27 - ER Hollister, Mt Pinos, Twentynine Palms, Calexico, Hollister
05/17/2009 Ramy Yanetz 700 ASW27 - TG Hollister, Cuyama, Tehachapi, Whitney, Harris Ranch, "Around the Horn", Hollister
04/27/2004 Ramy Yanetz 671 LS4 - TG Hollister, North LA Basin, Panoche, Hollister

Out and Return Record Flights
Date Name Distance (km) Glider Description
06/07/2015 Darren Braun 752 DG800B - U2 Hollister, Agua Dulce, Hollister
05/11/2013 Darren Braun 742.5 DG800B - U2 Hollister, Santa Clarita, Hollister
09/15/2012 Ramy Yanetz & Eric Rupp 702 ASW27 - TG & ASW27 - ER Hollister, 8 miles north of Santa Clarita/Magic Mountain, Hollister
05/13/2010 Ramy Yanetz 660 ASW27 - TG Hollister, Topatopa near Hines Peak, Hollister
04/19/2002 Tom Hubbard 650 Discus 2 - VN Hollister, Tehachapi, Hollister
05/19/2001 Ramy Yanetz 500 LS4 - TG
04/14/2001 Peter Deane 422 LS8a - 2T
04/03/2001 Ramy Yanetz 370 LS4 - TG

Triangle Record Flights
Date Name Distance (km) Glider Description
06/07/2015 Darren Braun 790 DG800B - U2 Hollister, McKinley Mountain, Agua Dulce, N Gilroy
05/12/2013 Darren Braun 759 DG800B - U2 Hollister, Big Pine Mountain (Los Padres), 15km north of Agua Dulce, Hollister
05/17/2009 Darren Braun 690 DG800B - U2 Hollister, Cuyama, Tehachapi Mountains, Hollister
04/19/2005 Ramy Yanetz 575 LS4 - TG Hollister, Button Willow, Bakersfield, Hollister
04/27/2003 Ramy Yanetz 545 LS4 - TG Hollister, New Cuyama, Taft Ridge, Hollister

Straight Out Notable Flights
Date Name Distance (km) Glider Description
08/13/2012 Eric Rupp 555 ASW27 - ER Hollister, Jean
09/01/2003 Brian Choate 338 DG300 - DG3 Hollister, Truckee
05/22/2002 Brian Choate 259 DG300 - DG3 Hollister, Williams. Claimed the PASCO egg.
04/21/2002 Brian Choate 386 DG300 - DG3 Hollister, Palmdale AFB
04/20/2002 Brian Choate 370 DG300 - DG3 Hollister, Yolo
04/18/2000 Russell Holtz 309 Duo - HGC Hollister, Tejon Ag

Other Notable Flights
Date Name Distance (km) Glider Description
06/08/2015 Ramy Yanetz 711 ASW27 - TG California/Sierra Double Crossing. Hollister, Big Sur coast, Carson City, Stockton
05/17/2009 Matt Gillis & Larry Birndorf 659 DG505 - 5KM Around the horn. Hollister, Cuyama, Tehachapi, Whitney, Reedly
04/01/2004 Matthias Medere & Drew Pearce Duo Discus Amazing flight using every type of lift
04/07/2002 Brian Choate 300 DG300 - DG3 Out and return from Hollister
10/01/2001 Ron Hess Pegasus Altitude record 14,097 ft thermal flight from Hollister
09/03/2001 Mark Schmidt 300 Grob 103 Out and return from Hollister
11/03/1999 Miguell 1-34 Altitude record 17,999 ft wave flight from Hollister