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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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Pacoima Dam Project
March 25 and 28, 2015

As we're all well aware, the Department of Public Works is planning a project to remove sediment from the reservoir behind the Pacoima Dam. That sediment will probably be transported down the wash adjacent to the flight park. There is a set of public scoping meetings this week, including one in Santa Clarita and two at LA Mission College. The Mission College meetings are at 6:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday March 25, and 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, March 28. In addition to the anticipated community outrage, the meeting will be informative, and a large turnout of pilots could be very valuable to the club. See for details, and please attend one of the meetings if you can.

SHGA E-blast
February 9, 2015
Are you receiving the (mostly) weekly SHGA E-blast? If not, contact either Jay Devorak or Greg Angsten if you would like to get your name on the list. Our emails are available in the member's section.

March 27, 2015 9:06am
Report of blowing up on launch by 4pm but no flights on Thursday. TODAY....looks to be launchable. SE winds over the region. The altitude is down some, but still 7,300ft looks possible. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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March 7-8, 2015
Hungary Joe's RLF Clinic

Hungary Joe will be holding a Restricted Landing Field Clinic the weekend of March 7-8. Due to the anticipated Santa Ana winds, the Clinic will start at 11am on Saturday and will include ground school and review of some bailout LZs. A call on Sunday's weather will be made Saturday that will determine the schedule of events for Sunday. Please visit the Pilot Forum for more details.

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