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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!

Ceanothus, California poppies, and Dave Froschauer   



Bathroom update
April 25, 2017

Main and saddle launches have both been cleared of overgrown weeds. Thank you Jay Devorak and Arthur Simoneau for this much needed work!

The first bathroom WAS ready for use. But the flush valve jammed open and will need to be repaired before it is re-opened. We hope to have this repaired this weekend and hopefully get the urinal operational as well. The outhouse will stay until this bathroom is fully operational.

Towers Launch remains closed and the Forest Service wants to keep it closed until further notice.




April 25, 2017 8:22am
Report of blowing in conditions but no flights on Monday. TODAY......blowing down. N with lighter than yesterday's forecasted velocity, 16 to 18kts.

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April 23, 2017
Great Spring Event!

The Spring Air was a huge success!!!

As one pilot remarked, "I love seeing this launch filled with gliders." Attendance was spectacular, thanks to you all and the atmosphere was all about PARTY! Chip's right - this is one great club!

Congratulations to our winners:
Spot Landing - Chad Margolin
Sport Class - Adam Newman
Open Class - Rob Burgis
Golden Dart - Jeff Chipman

A heartfelt note of gratitude to all who helped set up and break down (and a special note to Cyndia for overseeing T-shirt sales): THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Kat, Nancy and Cathy





Air Traffic Alert
There seems to be more commercial traffic taking a route over Towers and the 2200 on their way to Burbank airport. Southwest airlines is cutting the corner at the 2200 while some other smaller jets (blue markings) are on approach over Towers. Guess about their altitude is 4500-5000'. Three to five, possibly more, passed over two Sundays ago. Last Saturday, two came over Towers and SW came over the 2200.

It may be that the new ATC based on GPS that is supposed to allow aircraft to take shorter, quicker routes to save fuel may be taking effect. We're required to see and avoid all these aircraft.



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