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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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Kagel Airspace CLOSED by TFR
July 23, 2014
President Obama will be in town for a couple days. As I read the TFR, flying at Kagel is prohibited from 2:00 PM Wednesday afternoon through 5:00 PM Thursday afternoon. There are differing opinions on these times though, so you may read the TFR and contact Flight Services to determine the true restrictions.


Headlines
July 14, 2014

Beach party at Dockweiller is planned for Saturday, July 26. Bring family and friends and a SS glider you can outglide everyone on.




July 23, 2014 8:47am
Report of a bumpy 5,500ft on Tuesday. TODAY...not a cloud in the sky. Prez in town, look for a TFR. Temps up, humidity down even more. Inversion is strengthening but not strong yet. Max altitude of 5,700ft. Reports: Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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2014 Calendar

Tentative schedule of events for 2014

July 26: Dockweiller beach party
August 16: Rob Burgis' pool party
August 23-30: Colorado fly-in
September 6: Dahlsten Cup
September 26-28: Windsports Big Sur trip
December 6: Holiday party





FAR 103.23
Proper clearance from clouds (FAR 103.23)

Class G:
1,200 feet or less above the surface (regardless of MSL altitude) 1 statute mile visibility; Clear of clouds.

More than 1,200 feet above the surface but less than 10,000 feet MSL; 1 statute mile visibility, 500 feet below.
1,000 feet above. 2,000 feet horizontal.

More than 1,200 feet above the surface and at or above 10,000 feet MSL; 5 statute miles visibility, 1,000 feet below, 1,000 feet above. 1 statute mile horizontal.




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