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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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July 14, 2014

Beach party at Dockweiller was a great success this year. Thanks to all who joined us. Ken Manat won longest glide with Andy Beem and Ian close behind. Several pilots played "lift the bucket" but after miserable failures by the inventor of the game, only Chad Margolin, Ken Andrews and Andy Beem pulled it off. Two generations of the Margolin family and the three generations Fresquez family attended as well as long-time friends Bob Wyler and Susie Moon. Some folks swam out to the Coast Guard boat and got a tour of the bay and saw the seals on the buoys.


A huge THANK YOU goes out to Katherine for the food, Grace and Greg for organizing the games, Bob Wyler for contributing the activities supplies and Cyndia and Andy for keeping everyone safe. And thanks to Lynn for organizing the event.




July 29, 2014 8:41am
Report of no flights on Monday. TODAY....another strange day. Both blip and rasp are blowing down. WNW, 10 to 12kts at the boundary layer around 5K. WNW at the surface. TAF indicates no clouds but there's a general partly cloudy forecast and a big patch of mid to high level "stuff" currently obscurring the sun to the north. I don't believe it. I'll say a launchable WSW and a max altitude of 4,600ft. Reports: Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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2014 Calendar

Tentative schedule of events for 2014

August 16: Rob Burgis' pool party
August 23-30: Colorado fly-in
September 6: Dahlsten Cup
September 26-28: Windsports Big Sur trip
December 6: 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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