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Sylmar is the world capital of hang gliding and pilots have been flying hang gliders in these mountains since 1969. The first U.S. National Hang Gliding Championships were held here in 1973.

The Flight Park is located just outside of Los Angeles and we enjoy around 300 days of flying a year. Please check out the rules and site information before flying here. The Sylmar Hang Gliding Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. Dues and other payments can be sent via PayPal to .

Pilots and non-pilots are welcome to enjoy our flight park year 'round! Fly high, fly far, fly safe!

Sylmar pilots on the Ojai launch. Photo by Malury Silberman.   

February 12, 2016

The February board meeting will be this Saturday, February 13, at 9:00 AM in the LZ. All members are welcome to attend.

Towers Launch Permit for 2016 is now available here. Please print this permit and carry it with you if you plan to launch towers.

LZ Shovels: All of our shovels have either broken or disappeared. If you have a spare shovel to donate, please drop off at the LZ. We need both flat and spade types.

February 13, 2016 8:55am
Report of a soarable Friday. Blew in on the light side with slow climbs. 4,500ft on average and a high of 5,500ft. TODAY.......blowing down. NNE 14 to 18kts. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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February 13, 2016
Birthdays Celebration

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are celebrating the (long overdue) January and February birthdays in the LZ this Saturday, fly or no- fly. At least the weather is cooperating with plenty of sunshine and the possibility of flying, so come out and join everyone for pizza and cake.

Thanks for your patience, Kat, Nancy and Cathy

What did I forget?
Many experienced pilots mention forgotten things, regularly: "Wow, I could have checked my stall speed at altitude, before landing with wet wings"; "Didn't I replace my wires last year". When I haven't flown in 6 weeks, I play a game of finding how many things I forget in doing my preflight setup and check. "Oh, I tensioned the sail before inserting those battens." I set my flight parameters (how conservatively I must fly, practice I must do in flight) according to an overall assessment of pilot reliability and the day's conditions.

I also use classic methods: 10 things to check right after I hook in (right leg, left, buckle 1, ...). How many checklists do you use for preflight, launch, emergency parachute throw practice, and landing? BLES...


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