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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!

Prayers and thoughts for Ron Keinan   

2017 Nominations
October 10, 2016

Nominations are open for the 2017 board of directors. Please submit nominations on this form or email them to our treasurer, Katherine Yardley. Descriptions of the board offices are available here.

October 22, 2016 8:21am
Report of strong winds aloft (13kts)on Friday. A high of 5,400+. TODAY......normalish. Some indication that it might get windier. Winds aloft SE, 10 to 12kts. No clouds forecast. Max altitude 5,600ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615.

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October 22, 2016
October Birthdays
We will celebrate the October member birthdays on Saturday the 22nd after flying, weather permitting. The long range wind forecast is for blowing in by afternoon but we will reschedule, if necessary. Menu to include hot dogs and such.

October 22, 2016
Sylmar DigiNight
DigiFly USA is hosting a get to know your new DigiFly instrument clinic this coming Saturday in the LZ. All of the pilots that recently purchased the new DigiFly AIR BT are strongly encouraged to bring their instruments and learn just about everything you ever wanted to know about this exciting new vario. Even if you haven't purchased one "yet", this is an excellent venue to learn just how this innovative new vario is changing the landscape of new hang gliding instruments.

Pedro & Maria Garcia will be on hand to answer all of your questions and will be giving a small presentation on the vario after flying. They request that pilots that may already have the instrument or are on the fence about getting one and have specific questions, to email those questions to digifly usa so they can be better prepared when they arrive.

If your having troubles with the software, bring your computers and they can assist there as well.

Decmber 10,2016
Holiday Party
We want everyone to have a chance to plan and attend so, a little advance notice:
This year's holiday event will be held on Saturday Evening, December 10th.
Please mark your calendar! Tickets will go on sale soon. Watch this space for updates.

Landing conflicts
Here are few suggestions to avoid landing conflicts.

It is good practice to stay north of the Gavina Street bridge until ready to land. After crossing the bridge, one should commit to landing promptly. This is very visible to other pilots, and promotes good communication.

Look carefully for other low pilots, keep track of them, and do your part to space out vertically to establish an unambiguous landing order.

Paragliders: Downwind-base-final approaches are essential in Sylmar. Paragliders tend to circle down at the end of the runway, but that blocks hang gliders from making their landings.

Be prepared to use alternative landing options if necessary. If another glider is in the way, one can land short, or long, or side by side, or down in the wash.


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