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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!

Busy landing zone during Spring Air   



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May 6, 2016

Les King, one of the first presidents of SHGA, passed away in December. Les' going-away party will be held Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28th, from 4 to 8 pm at the Mountain Valley Airport on Highline Road in Tehachapi. He and Marilyn, his wife, both flew at Sylmar till relocating to Tehachapi in early 90s. They came to California from the Maryland area and relocated to Tehachapi to enable Les to work in Mojave's aviation community. From his hangar at the Mountain Valley airport, Les also worked as an independent inventor and one-off production house for Dr. Paul McCready's various side projects. Les was a grand gentleman and proud Navy aviator.




May 26, 2016 9:52am
Report of no flights on Wednesday. TODAY.......a blue day at last. Looks pretty normal. Despite a top at 5,500ft, there seems to be a slow down/inversion at about 4,500ft. Max altitude of 4,800ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615.

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June 11, 2016
May -June Birthdays Celebration
A lot of parties and a major event took place recently, so we plan to hold the party to honor all our friends born in May and June after flying, Saturday the 11th of June. Possibility of chili dogs and certainty of cake. Please join us!





Airspace
Recently, a couple of LA-area pilots got great Spring conditions and went XC, and violated airspace restrictions.

What's the worst thing you can imagine happening when a free-flight pilot violates FAA airspace restrictions?

What's the second worst? And the third?

Mine are grisly, dire, and widespread impact. I see there's a ton riding on my being responsible.

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