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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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August 4, 2014

Volunteers needed for the Sylmar Olive Festival

SHGA and Windsports will have a booth at the Olive Festival over the 3 day Labor Day weekend. We need you! More info in the Forum here.

August 28, 2014 8:10am
Reports of a pretty good Wednesday despite some wire slapping turbulence. Highest reported was 6,637ft. TODAY....looking even better. Another bump in temps and altitude. The inversion is strong but low and apparently still out of the way. Biggest issue is NW wind. Usually it's above the boundary layer but the rasp is indicating NW to the surface this am. Light in velocity, so expecting at worst launchable windows. Max altitude 7,200ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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2014 Calendar

Tentative schedule of events for 2014

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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