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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!

Ceanothus, California poppies, and Dave Froschauer   

Monthly Meeting
May 9th, 2017

Monthy Board of Directors meeting will be held this Saturday at 10:00 am. All members are welcome to attend.

The first bathroom is now fully operational with the installation of the urinal last Sunday. Richard will be looking for help to complete the second bathroom. If you have some time to spare, ask him what you can do to assist.

Main and saddle launches have both been cleared of overgrown weeds. Thank you Jay Devorak and Arthur Simoneau for this much needed work!

Towers Launch remains closed and the Forest Service wants to keep it closed until further notice.

May 23, 2017 8:34am
Report of no flights on Monday. TODAY......normal. Winds aloft are S between 6 and 8kts. Max altitude 5,700ft.

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July 15, 2017
April, May, June and July Birthdays
Please note the change in date to avoid a conflict with Crestline's Anniversary Fly-in, July 8th. Hopefully, everyone can attend both events now.

Sorry to make the spring babies wait so long but having a mid-summer celebration seems a no-brainer for weather and the chance for a great party. Not yet confirmed (checking with the producer about the date change) we may see the return of SHGA After Dark. Updates here, as they we get them.

Attention! Please watch the Events section for scheduled bathroom work days.

Air Traffic Alert
There seems to be more commercial traffic taking a route over Towers and the 2200 on their way to Burbank airport. Southwest airlines is cutting the corner at the 2200 while some other smaller jets (blue markings) are on approach over Towers. Guess about their altitude is 4500-5000'. Three to five, possibly more, passed over two Sundays ago. Last Saturday, two came over Towers and SW came over the 2200.

It may be that the new ATC based on GPS that is supposed to allow aircraft to take shorter, quicker routes to save fuel may be taking effect. We're required to see and avoid all these aircraft.


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