I have been flying at the basin for 6+ years... i'm over it... for many reasons... Camarillo is a bit far for me.. Castaic is about 10 minutes away. I sent the club prez an email... i was just hoping to find some other Big Boy R/C pilots that flew there..
I was able to join Canyon Crosswinds shortly after i posted this. They are a group of friendly guys that emphasize safety in a positive way. Their field is usually pretty open on any given day. There are some traffic patterns that the club suggests you fly (due to the neighboring water treatment plant) that may be difficult for beginners. The prevailing winds usually yield a SSW take off, on final approach using this runway there are many up/down drafts as your aircraft cross the cliff's edge, the runway is perfect for .60 Size aircraft although i regularly flew a 40% there. The club requires current AMA and i think there is a small initiation fee although i'm not 100% sure. The yearly dues are fair. The club is located over looking Castaic Lake and Valencia which are complimented with Aesthetically pleasing views. There is a Supervised flight for new members prior to joining the club.