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Welcome
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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November 5, 2014

USHPA Elections: Here in Region 3, elections are ongoing for one of our regional directors, and there are two candidates: Bob Kuczewski and Pete Michelmore. USHPA members will receive (or may have just received) a snail-mail letter containing a password necessary to access the online ballot. Candidate statements are in the current issue of Hang Gliding and Paragliding magazine.




November 21, 2014 8:50am
Report of a surprisingly good day to 4,200ft on Thursday. TODAY....blowing down. NNE. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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November 29, 2014
6-10 PM

Holiday Party and Club Meeting
Chloe's at Golden Road Brewery
5410 W. San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles
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This year we are changing it up for our annual meeting and holiday party and having a catered buffet dinner at Golden Road Brewery. This is a family-friendly event and because it is catered, we need everyone to RSVP to Greg by November 15th. For more information, click here.





Keep Your Head on a Swivel!
As all of us know, flying the Kagel Ridge can be very challenging when multiple pilots are in the air. Your head MUST be out of the cockpit at all times. Clear turns always, and be aware of your fellow pilots in terms of location, direction, intention, and skill level.

Never demand airspace from another pilot simply because you believe you have "right of way". The other pilot may not be aware of your presence, or simply may not agree with your ideas on "rules of the road". Never hesitate to abandon your line if you feel it is unsafe, or about to become so.

Bottom line, keep your head on a swivel when you are up in the air, whether you are flying the Kagel ridge or the big skies of the Owens Valley. You never know when someone or something might be headed your way!



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