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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. Dues and other payments can be sent via PayPal to .

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

Jonathan Dietch over Mount Lowe   

Board of Directors meeting
Feb 8th, 2017

BOD meeting this Saturday, Feb 11th at 9 am. All members are welcome.

Towers Launch remains closed and the Forest Service wants to keep it closed until next spring at the earliest

February 27, 2017 8:25am
Report of several pilots flying in smooth air with the highest of 4,100ft on Sunday. TODAY......repeat. S winds aloft under 5kts. Stronger at launch level. A high cloud deck all day. Lower clouds with a base around 4,200ft. Max altitude 4,200ft.

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March 11, 2017
January, February, March Birthdays
The weather has been dreary and uncooperative but positive thinking may help. To that end, were having a party to celebrate the first quarter birthdays of our friends and daring the weather to interfere. Plans include a barbecue after flying and a sigh of relief that spring is on the way!

Wire crews
On launch, it’s great when a wire crew member checks that the pilot is properly hooked in and ready to fly. Pilots should appreciate this extra attention to their safety.

Wire crew members are particularly encouraged to check three things:
• The pilot is hooked in to the glider
• The pilot is through the leg loops of the harness
• The control frame corner brackets are properly assembled (a quick check to see that they look symmetrical is all that’s necessary)

While the pilot in command is always ultimately responsible for his own safety, we encourage people to look after each other.


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