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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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June 24, 2016

Fire Season has arrived and it's vital that all of us use extreme caution upon entering the Angeles National Forest, and at our launch and landing sites. An important part of our Arson/Crime-Watch program is for us to monitor pilots and spectators to ensure there is no smoking within the forest, and to be aware that car and truck catalytic converters and hot exhaust pipes and manifolds can quickly start brush fires when in close proximity to dry vegetation. Broken glass and bottles are known to have caused major fires as well.

Please promptly report any suspicious incidents or activities to your club officers or to 911




June 30, 2016 7:37am
Report of strong lift but only a couple pilots made it over 4,000ft. on Wednesday. TODAY......hard to get above 4K again. Another blue afternoon although a good bit hazier. Solid top on the haze this morning. SSW winds aloft between 4 and 6kts with a max alitutde of 4.400ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615.

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July 2, 2016
Movie Night
Saturday, SHGA After Dark presents Guardians of the Galaxy. This is a BYOFD (bring your own food and drink) event. Popcorn will be provided. Don't forget your blankets!
Coming soon: The Last Witch Hunter.



July 16, 2016
UPDATE! Ruby Birthstone Birthdays (July) POSTPONED!
Since Crestline is holding their fly-in on the 9th, we are swapping weekends and will celebrate our July friends BDs on Saturday, July 16th, hoping that everyone can attend.




July 23, 2016
Parachute Clinic
The parachute clinic is on for Saturday, July 23. Please visit Events for details and reservations.




September 23, 2016
Windsports Big Sur Trip
The Big Sur trip, sponsored by Windsports, is planned for September 23-25. See Events for details.



October 1 ,2016
Dahlsten Cup Fly-In
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Dalhsten Cup Event is now, tentatively, scheduled for Saturday the 1st of October. More to follow.



Decmber 10,2016
Holiday Party
We want everyone to have a chance to plan and attend so, a little advance notice:
This year's holiday event will be held on Saturday Evening, December 10th.
Please mark your calendar!






Long Days
Are you tracking the angle of Earth's rotational axis relative to the sun? Using SPF?

It's that time of year. Sun intensity is a factor in producing turbulence. And you can reduce risk by factoring that into your pilot decision-making.

How many things can you think to adjust in launch, flight, landing, for sun angle? (I just thought of nine)



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