Porterville is world-famous amongst cross-country pilots as being a place where pilots can break personal and world-records.

There are several launch sites in the near vicinity of Porterville (the town):

Take note: The SAHPA Site Guide is not a substitute for a detailed site briefing from an instructor or experienced local pilot. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and relevance of information contained herein, pilots are reminded that the SAHPA Site Guide is based on a volunteer effort to record and make pertinent information freely available to the community. Pilots are still required to use their discretion and common sense.