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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!

Claim this glider, or it will be auctioned at the Dahlsten Cup   

August 10th, 2017

August BOD meeting
will be held this Saturday on the 12th of August at 10:00 am. All club members are welcome to attend.

A WW Falcon I 170, shown in the photo above, 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.

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

Towers Launch remains closed following the Sand Fire, and the Forest Service will keep it that way until at least April 28, 2018.

August 16, 2017 9:31am
No reports for Tuesday. TODAY.......less fog. The forecast has more sun this afternoon. The marine layer is twice as thick but the fog is more patchy. Van Nuys TAF forecasts clear by 1pm. Less windy with SW winds aloft, 6 to 8kts. Max altitude 4,000ft.

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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.

Landing out
Landing away from a familiar LZ is one of the most challenging things we do as hang glider pilots. Practice is hugely valuable, and if the ability to land out is important to your flying style, then it's worth intentionally doing so on occasion.

Walking the most likely bail-out LZs is another great way to reduce risk. Here in Sylmar, our bail-out LZs change continually as the forces of wilderness and urbanization battle against each other along the foot of the mountains. While there are descriptions here, it is worth visiting them in person every now and again.


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