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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!

Busy landing zone during Spring Air   

April 13, 2016

LZ WiFi use is now available for all members and visitors at no additional cost. SSID and password can be found in the members menu (third listed item). Costs for this service will be assumed by the club but your tax deductible donations to SHGA are always welcome.

Special thanks to Jeff Chipman for making this service availalble for our use! And speaking of Chippy, members can look forward to the "whack cam" being stalled within the next few weeks. This is another LZ enhancement made possible by his dedication to improving our flight park.

2015 was the last year that members who paid an initiation fee were allowed to deduct $20 per year to recover their $100 fee. All members must now pay the full $75 annual fee.

If you are not getting the weekly E-blast and want to, please send an email to Greg Angsten. His email address is in the Members section.

May 2, 2016 8:31am
Report of a strong day at mostly 5,100ft on Sunday. Highest was 5,408ft. TODAY.......returning to normal. SW winds aloft with less velocity. Decreasing clouds although they are popping already. Max altitude 5,500ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615.

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April 30, 2016
Work Party
The work party was hugely successful with all but one item on the checklist completed. The LZ and environs are looking good after the rock and trash removal, de-weeding and trimming and new paint on the pavilion railing and storage doors. Thanks to everyone who attended and also helped celebrate the April birthdays.

May 7, 2016
Spring Air Festival
The weather is warming and the Santa Anas are slowing for the season (knock on wood)! If you haven't already been out, the Spring Air is a great day to dust off your summer gear and come celebrate flying with your friends!

  Off to the races! Task trophies will be awarded for:
    •Open Class (topless)
    •Sport class (king-posted)

  You have to come down sometime so...
    •Spot landing contest(everyone!)

    •Impress everyone with your favorite treat!
    •Prizes awarded to the top three tastiest contenders!

  •Barbecue fare!

Watch here for schedule details to be determined.
Thanks! Kat, Nancy and Cathy

What did I forget?
Many experienced pilots mention forgotten things, regularly: "Wow, I could have checked my stall speed at altitude, before landing with wet wings"; "Didn't I replace my wires last year". When I haven't flown in 6 weeks, I play a game of finding how many things I forget in doing my preflight setup and check. "Oh, I tensioned the sail before inserting those battens." I set my flight parameters (how conservatively I must fly, practice I must do in flight) according to an overall assessment of pilot reliability and the day's conditions.

I also use classic methods: 10 things to check right after I hook in (right leg, left, buckle 1, ...). How many checklists do you use for preflight, launch, emergency parachute throw practice, and landing? BLES...


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