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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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Hungary Joe learns a new method of flying. Photo by Ron Keinan.   

Kagel Gate Combo Changed
January 19, 2015
The combination lock on the Forest Service road to launch has been changed. The new lock is easier to operate, and we hope it is still solid enough to keep the vandals out. The 4-digit combination is in the Members area; to operate the lock, set the combination, press the shackle in, and it will pop open.

Glider storage chart
December 13, 2014

Glider storage availability chart
Did you know you can check the availability of storage slots on the website? Just go here to take a look. Then if you want to rent one, contact Jay at the LZ. We are working on opening another bank of slots under the pavilion this year.

We can now make payments to the club with Paypal. You can pay club dues, glider storage fees for spaces in the LZ, etc. by using PayPal to send the money to To ensure that you get credit for the payment, forward your email receipt to Jay at after you get it and tell him what it's for.

January 29, 2015 8:27am
Report of blowing down on Wednesday. TODAY....repeat. The blip indicates an incredible SE day with a top of 10K. Of course the blip has been whacked of late. NWS says NE 15 to 25kts and while there's more indication of blowing in this afternoon, I have to say down. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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Sat. Jan. 10, 10:00 AM
Flytec 5030/6030 class

Rob Burgis will conduct a class on programming and making the best use of your vario. It's open to all members so if you want to refine your skills or just see what can be done with a competition variometer, drop in at the pavilion this Saturday.

I promise to respect the choice to fly, conditions to fly, my equipment, & my responsibility to others.

To protect the sport, the places I fly, the freedoms I enjoy, & the people in this free-flight community.


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