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We have been busy instructing a brand New Flock of Eaglets. Meet the new and continuing Eagle Pilots. Watch them go from the training hill to the mountains for their first high flights, and join Eagle on Paragliding Tours and Paragliding Clinics around the world.

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Santa Barbara Paragliding Map
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Elings Park Directions

Directions and Lodging

Air: Santa Barbara Airport is a small and very convenient airport to travel in and out of. Spending and extra $100 to fly into Santa Barbara instead of LAX is a wise decision. The airport is located about 15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara.
Los Angeles International (LAX) is where you will need to fly into if you are arriving on an international flight. If possible, we recommend taking a connecting flight to Santa Barbara for convenience. The best way to get from LAX to Santa Barbara by public transportation is the Santa Barbara Airbus. You will need a car during your training, so if you take the SB Airbus, coordinate with your car rental company to meet you at the drop off location.

Train: The Santa Barbara Train Station is conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara. The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the train that runs through Santa Barbara. It runs between Paso Robles and San Diego.

Car: Santa Barbara is located on the 101 Freeway, 337 miles south of and 95 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
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Santa Barbara Airport - Enterprise, AVIS, U-Save Auto Rental
Santa Barbara Train Station - Enterprise, AVIS
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Camping Estimated Price for 1 person Distance* (miles) Distance* (minutes)
  Refugio $19 21 21
  Lake Cachuma $24 19 24
  Gaviota $24 31 31
  Carpenteria $24 15 20
  El Capitan $145 18 19
  SB Tourist Hostel $20-$30 4 9
  Motel 6 $60 2 5
  Blue Sands Motel call 5 8
  The Sandpiper $125 2 5
  The Lemon Tree $165 2 6
  Eagle Inn $190 4 9
  Canary Hotel $280 3 7
  Bacara $350 4 8
  Four Seasons Biltmore $550 7 13
  El Encanto call 3 11
    *Distance from Training Hill
    **Rooms for rent are friends of the flying community

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