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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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A cormorant breaking the law at Deer Creek; photo by Kris Greblo.    



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April 10, 2015

We can now make payments to the club with Paypal. You can pay club dues, glider storage fees for spaces in the LZ, etc. by using PayPal to send the money to shga.paynow@gmail.com. To ensure that you get credit for the payment, forward your email receipt to Jay at membership@shga.com after you get it and tell him what it's for.





April 17, 2015 8:07am
Report that conditions became launchable by 3:30pm but no one flew on Thursday. TODAY....altitude alert. Close to 10K with blowing down in the morning then switching to SW in the afternoon. Velocity looks to be strong. Max altitude 9,800ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM
Advanced Vario clinic
As a follow-up to the introductory vario clinic of a few weeks ago, Rob Burgis will discuss the advanced features of the 5030 and 6030 varios. Expect material about how to fly entry and exit starts, McCready theory, optimized routes, etc. For details, watch the pilot forum.



April 30 - May 2
Wills Wing Demo Days

Wills Wing Demo Days and party are coming to Crestline from Thursday April 30 through Saturday May 2. Wills Wing will have lots of demo gliders, events include Ryan Voight's landing clinic, Zac Majors on sport-class comps, Mike Meier on safety, Dustin Martin on X-C flying, and Rob McKenzie on the training hill. Registration (free until April 20, then $20 until April 26) covers demo gliders, Saturday dinner, and discounted day-use fees. CSS is also hosting dinner and a DJ on Friday night. For all the details, see the pilot forum.





USHPA SAFETY AWARENESS CREDO
I promise to respect the choice to fly, conditions to fly, my equipment, & my responsibility to others.

To protect the sport, the places I fly, the freedoms I enjoy, & the people in this free-flight community.
I am a FOCUSED PILOT*



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