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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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Robb Derringer at Bates Beach.    

Pacoima Dam Project
March 25 and 28, 2015

As we're all well aware, the Department of Public Works is planning a project to remove sediment from the reservoir behind the Pacoima Dam. That sediment will probably be transported down the wash adjacent to the flight park. There is a set of public scoping meetings this week, including one in Santa Clarita and two at LA Mission College. The Mission College meetings are at 6:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday March 25, and 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, March 28. In addition to the anticipated community outrage, the meeting will be informative, and a large turnout of pilots could be very valuable to the club. See for details, and please attend one of the meetings if you can.

Club payments
April 1, 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 To ensure that you get credit for the payment, forward your email receipt to Jay at after you get it and tell him what it's for.

April 1, 2015 8:27am
Report of no flights on Tuesday. TODAY....blowing down. Looks on the light side velocity wise, but NWS has a high wind warning in effect til 9am and is forecasting N with gusts to 60kts. WNW by afternoon. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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March 7-8, 2015
Hungary Joe's RLF Clinic

Hungary Joe will be holding a Restricted Landing Field Clinic the weekend of March 7-8. Due to the anticipated Santa Ana winds, the Clinic will start at 11am on Saturday and will include ground school and review of some bailout LZs. A call on Sunday's weather will be made Saturday that will determine the schedule of events for Sunday. Please visit the Pilot Forum for more details.

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