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Welcome
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   



Junk Storage
Mar 12th, 2017

We are currently preparing the LZ for the upcoming Spring Air event. This includes clearing out just about EVERTYHING stored near the portable toilet. If you have anything stored there that you want. Please remove it ASAP or it will be tossed out.

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




March 25, 2017 8:28am
Report of an on off day on Friday. Highest was 4,700ft. TODAY......flyable. Despite being postfrontal and NW above 5K, it looks like there will be launchable conditions. SW winds aloft between 10 and 12kts. Broken clouds at 5K with a base between 4,800 and 5K. Max altitude 5,000ft.

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April 1, 2017
April Fool's Work Party
The LZ needs some TLC, especially, to be rid of the trash pile next to the S.I.B.L fence. Also, light landscaping, raking/leveling of the loose asphalt and painting of the pavilion facia boards are in order.

Please put on your gloves, come out to help and enjoy the food!

April 22, 2017
Spring Air Festival
There's tons of snow in the mountains, it's cold and rainy but

SPRING FLYING!!!

is just around the corner so we're throwing up a tentative Saturday for the event (which also happens to be Earth Day). Details to follow as we make them and we'll watch the skies closely as we get nearer.





The Saddle Launch
There have been reports about treacherous footing at the "saddle launch" on Kagel. Whether caused by gophers or gullies from the recent rainstorms, there is agreement that there are deep and potentially ankle-breaking holes on the slope below the saddle. It is worth walking the entire slope carefully before launching there.

Even better, one might consider taking a shovel to launch and doing whatever work is necessary to make that launch safer for everyone. If someone does so, please let Frederick or Ken know, and kudos will be posted in this very spot.



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