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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.

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

Dahlsten Cup winners Ron Keinan (center), Greg Kendall (left), and Jim Thompson (right). Photo by Christa Percival   

Kagel Airspace will be CLOSED by TFR Saturday
October 10, 2015
President Obama's visit on Saturday will close our airspace from 12:30 PM through 7:45 PM on Saturday. Details are here. This could be a good day to fly at Avenue S or Santa Barbara instead.

Recent News
October 9, 2015
The helicopter pilots at Camp 9 have expressed concern about hang gliders in their way. Please be courteous and stay well clear of their area just west of Towers, especially if there is any indication of air operations. In particular, SHGA Rule #4 says, "Flying is PROHIBITED in the heliport corridor in May Canyon, except for a direct transit, without soaring."

Dahlsten Cup Results:
Open Class
First Place—Ron Keinan
Second Place—Greg Kendall
Third Place—Jim Thompson

Sport Class
First Place—Marshall Robin

Spot Landing
First Place—Kiana Kang
Second Place—Jay Devorak
Third Place—Malibu Chris

Golden Dart—Doug Clark

Thanks to everyone for a great day!

October 10, 2015 8:07am
Report of blowing down all day on Friday. TODAY......looks awesome. Light onshore by afternoon. A strong but low inversion that looks to stay out of the way. Despite being a tiny bit cooler, it will still be #$(*& hot. Max altitude 8,500ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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Sunday, October 11
Bill and Molly Moyes in town
Hang gliding legend Bill Moyes and his wife, Molly, will be at the Sylmar LZ on Sunday, October 11. They will be arriving with Kraig Coomber around 2 PM, and will have food and drinks on site from 4 PM onwards. Check the pilot forum for any further information.

Fluff and Fold
Have you seen the Rhythm of Flight 2 video on YouTube? Do. Our gliders are not built to withstand many of the forces that can happen when they get inverted. How quickly would you like your chute to open?

How is your parachute? In some flight scenarios, that's all you have left.

Chutes need regular inspection and re-packing, and pilots need regular practice throws, towards quick, effective deployments.


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