Joshua Tree

Rosamond Skypark

The Rosamond Skypark Association

Joshua Tree
The Rosamond Skypark is a privately-owned and operated residential skypark located in Southern California's Antelope Valley (AKA "Aerospace Valley"). Our FAA designator is L00 (Lima-Zero-Zero) and our airport is open for public use. This website is operated by the Rosamond Skypark Association as a service to our owner/members. We also provide various items of interest to pilots and the general public.

Welcome to the Skypark Website

Current Happenings & Notices:

Board Meeting               

The next meeting of the Board will be on Thursday, July 13th at 18:00 hrs in the Skypark Building

Members are invited to attend all open Board meetings, which for 2017 will be held on the SECOND THURSDAY of each month.

President:                Fuzzy Zeller
Vice Pres.                 Bill Irvine
Treasurer:                Scott Loftin
Secretary:                 John Wilson
Director at Large:    Kevin Reilly

There I was, 31,000 feet and no engine.......Perlan 2

Our neighbors Jim and Jackie continue thair quest to defy gravity

"Had a fabulous flight today testing several new upgraded features for Perlan. Jim and Morgan launched in a stiff wind behind Silvio's Pawnee. Stewart, Greg, and I were treated to a flawless take off while Doug and Sandra were in the hangar as Capcom. 
 Perlan's first in-flight pressurization was perfect. Then they climbed to 31,000 feet which was the max allowed by Air Traffic Control. They spent over an hour loitering in -60 temps. The systems were cold soaked and never missed a beat! They performed several vibration tests while awaiting clearance to climb. Jim felt that the lift was strong enough to possibly climb another 10,000 feet. But alas, ATC reported "equipment problems in the upper sector." Perlan never got that clearance. 
So the GPS max altitude was 31,083 feet. We use GPS altitude as that is required for high altitude records. It was a new max height for Perlan 2, but not what we were prepared for. 
 After landing it was time to start packing for Argentina. The wings are already in the trailer. The truck will pick up the container on Monday. 
 I will eventually blog and include some great photos, but packing takes priority, sorry. And as a special "you heard it first" we beta tested the Virtual Cockpit with a new feature-real time tweets. I think you will like it from Argentina!"

 Perlan Soars!          Jackie