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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.

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

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Flying is fun!   

Radio Frequency change
September 16, 2014
Not exactly news at this point, but worth posting. If you are finding radio chatter unusually quiet these days, it may be that everyone has switched to 146.460 for communication in the air. 147.555 was getting too noisy.

Sept 22, 2014 8:05am
No reports for Sunday. TODAY....normal. The inversion is getting stronger as temps climb. Winds look lower in velocity. Max altitude 4,800ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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September 6, 2014
Dahlsten Cup Results
Open class:
1 Will Ramsey,
2 Greg Kendall,
3 Ron Weiner (with tracklog malfunction)
Sport class:
1 Adam Newman,
2 Max Wagner,
3 Mike Ivey
1 Jim Thompson,
2 Adam Newman
Golden Dart: Greg Angsten
Dahlsten Legend: Rob Burgis, 5-time winner who retired so somebody else could win!

Results posted on Soaring Spot. Detailed info and track logs:
open class
sport class
To download track logs, click on the CN number adjacent to the pilot's name. More info on the comp is on the forum.

Upcoming events

September 26-28: Windsports' Big Sur trip
November 29: Holiday Party

FAR 103.23
Proper clearance from clouds (FAR 103.23)

Class G:
1,200 feet or less above the surface (regardless of MSL altitude) 1 statute mile visibility; Clear of clouds.

More than 1,200 feet above the surface but less than 10,000 feet MSL; 1 statute mile visibility, 500 feet below.
1,000 feet above. 2,000 feet horizontal.

More than 1,200 feet above the surface and at or above 10,000 feet MSL; 5 statute miles visibility, 1,000 feet below, 1,000 feet above. 1 statute mile horizontal.


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