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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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Richard Shaw lands with a drogue chute. Photo by Robb Derringer.   

SHGA E-blast
February 9, 2015
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March 1, 2015 8:58am
Report of launch in the clear but winds were a bit to strong. Rain started falling at 5:15pm. No flights on Saturday. TODAY.....equally chancy. While the blip has lower wind velocity, a 100kt jetstream is directly overhead. Slight chc of thunderstorms afternoon and evening. Other than that, again you might get lucky. Lot's of clouds in the picture with a base around 3,900ft. Max altitude 3,900ft. 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. Typically, Saturday includes a discussion of landing techniques for small fields, a visit to emergency LZs to the west of launch, and two flights from Kagel to practice restricted landings. Sunday includes a visit to emergency LZs to the east of launch, two more flights, and a review of the videotaped landings.

I promise to respect the choice to fly, conditions to fly, my equipment, & my responsibility to others.

To protect the sport, the places I fly, the freedoms I enjoy, & the people in this free-flight community.


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