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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!

Ceanothus, California poppies, and Dave Froschauer   

July 19, 2017

A WW Falcon I 170 was discovered in an unassigned storage tube. If the owner cannot be identified, the glider will be sold at auction on September 16th. Contact Jay Devorak to claim your ship.

The pilot forum is now UP, thanks to Ken Andrews.

Jonathan Dietch has an article about drogue chutes published in the July/August issue of Hang Gliding and Paragliding. Congratulations!

Towers Launch remains closed and the Forest Service wants to keep it closed until further notice.

July 21, 2017 8:38am
Report of a few flights at 5pm on Thursday. Soarable with a ceiling at 3,900ft. One breakthrough thermal to 4,906ft. TODAY.......back to normal? The haze line is much higher and very undefined at the top. Hardly a haze line at all. Some indication of NW at the boundary layer again. Should be launchable all day. Light SW winds aloft between 4 and 8kts. Strong surface gradients again with a continued strong afternoon onshore. Max altitude 5,000ft.

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July 23, 2017
HAM Radio Technician Class
Those who wish to use a two-meter radio for communication while flying should obtain their FCC license. There will be a one-day class held by a private instructor for a $75 fee. This class is held quarterly, the next scheduled for Sunday July 23, and information to reserve is here. There are 26 spaces available as of this posting. (This is not an SHGA sponsored event but having your license while using a radio is recommended).

July -August, 2017
Bathroom Tile Assistance
Please watch the Events section for scheduled bathroom work days.

September 16, 2017
Dahlsten Cup Meet and Party
This year's event will include food service by our favorite purveyor of grilled tacos. Details to follow.

Hot weather
Heat and dehydration can impair judgement and reduce alertness while flying. They can also impair judgement when writing safety tips.


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