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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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May 10, 2015

Saturday, May 9, long-time Sylmar pilot Markus Schaedler suffered a fatal crash near the towers above Sylmar. Markus was a pilot and friend who was loved by all of us. He made us a better club and our LZ a happier place to be. This is a stunning loss mourned by all of us but his memory will remain warm and bright for everyone who knew him.





May 22, 2015 8:19am
Report of a seemingly flyable Thursday, but no one tried. TODAY......cold and less wind velocity. Winds are SW with a small chc of shifting to NW late in the afternoon. Otherwise, likely flyable despite a chance of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon. Cloudbase looks to be about 4,100 and change. Max altitude 4,200ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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June 6, 2015
Spring Air Festival

The Spring Air Festival is postponed to June 6.

This will be a one day, fun competition to celebrate the return of spring.

Activities will include:
Open Class, Sport Class and Novice Class tasks
Spot landing contest

No cost for the pilots. All pilots must have a current USHPA rating card on their person and must either be a SHGA Club member in good standing or have paid the SHGA day use fee. Entry forms can be downloaded here. For the latest information, go to the Pilot Forum.






High Altitude Alert
Spring conditions call for extra vigilance.

Safety and FAR Part 103 require hang gliders to see and avoid other aircraft.
Extra caution is needed above 5500 MSL.



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