Fred Vachss' Home Page

It's wintertime and the storms are brewing in Southern California
Of course that means the great winter XC season in Santa Barbara is about to begin.
The Topa Flyers will be out in force and would love to have you come fly with us - or just drop by and say hi.

Vital Statistics

Age: 36

Occupation: Optical Physicist / Hang Gliding Instructor

Hobbies: Flying anything, building flight instruments, driving too fast, David Cronenberg movies, listening to the sort of music 14 year olds play to piss off their parents

Where to find me:

562 Fargo Street
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

(805) 492-6342 (home)
(805) 373-4582 (work)
(805) 373-4687 (FAX)

Or just send me email

Shameless Advertisement for my Hang Gliding Shop

We offer discount pricing on all equipment and free delivery in Southern California (though we may want to come out and fly with you when we deliver your gear).

If you'd like to find out more, drop me an e-mail message.

For more info on Flytec products, check out their cool new web page.

Now for some of my favorite flying-related links

Want to find out where you can learn to fly in your area ? Here's a list of links to Hang Glider and Paraglider schools with web pages.

Hang Glider Pilots might like to check out the Hang Glider Database. containing information on most available hang gliders. If you have information on a glider that I don't have listed, let me know and I'll include it in the next update.

Once you've looked at the lists of gliders, you might want to visit the HG/PG Classified Ads Page. This has tons of ads from folks all over the world trying to sell their flying equipment (and will probably put new equipment dealers like me out of business eventually).

Other Cool Sites

Hang Gliding Servers

Miscellaneous Aviation Servers