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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.

Pilots and non-pilots are welcome to enjoy our flight park year 'round! Fly high, fly far, fly safe!


August 21, 2015
Good news and (very) bad news... then good news again!
FEMA drops their requirement for raising the bathroom 4 ft. off the ground and the bathroom future looks rosy. Then Joe announces that he has lost his insurance and will be forced to close the Dockweiler training site. Wait! he just found a suck.. eh, insurer to put him back in business! It's alive!

August 29, 2015 8:48am
No reports for Friday. TODAY.....cooler. The onshore is getting stronger while the inversion has gotten weaker. Otherwise, another good day. Winds continue SW. Max altitude 5,100ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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September 26, 2015
Dahlsten Cup
The annual Dahlsten Cup is a day of fun and flying contests in honor of Mary and Karl Dahlsten, neighbors and active supporters of the Club. Flying activities will include a spot-landing contest and a race for the Dahlsten Cup. Pilots will compete in Open (flex-wing gliders only), and Sport (H3 and P3 pilots) classes. GPS units will be required for scoring in both classes.

Approximate timeline:
9:30 - 10:30 Setup, pilot check-in, GPS registration
10:30 Pilot meeting required for competitors
12:00 Launch window opens
1:00 Chili Cookoff begins
4:00 BBQ
5:30 Awards

More info on the comp and Chili Cookoff to come.

Performance vs Review
Flying is a performance: actions and decisions made moment by moment, usually by habit and past experience. Over time, human habits (our neurology) drift.

Critical review of each flight is the fabulous and traditional counterbalance. Note in a log book what you did and consider why. Write at least one way each launch, mid-flight, and landing could have been safer. Create adjustments for the next flight.

You can also keep detailed maintenance history of your aircraft there - hours on wires.


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