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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!

It's gotta fit! Dahlsten Cup, 2017.   



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Sept 17, 2017

The Dahlsten Cup was a great party, with a large turn-out, visiting pilots from Crestline and the Bay area, good food, and lots of flying.
Open Class winners
1. Will Ramsey
2. Zac Majors
3. Jim Thompson
Greg Angsten got dunked a few times, and Zac won the auction of a Falcon1-170 and storage tube. Thanks, all!

Towers Launch remains closed following the Sand Fire, and the Forest Service will keep it that way until at least April 28, 2018.




September 25, 2017 8:56am
Report of blowing down and no flights on Sunday. TODAY.......blowing down again. NE between 18 and 26kts at launch level. Altitude running about 9K.

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September 30, 2017
Cub Scouts Movie Night
A local Cub Scout troop (grades 1-5) will be holding their fund-raiser, a movie night featuring the latest version of The Jungle Book on Saturday night, the 30th of Sept., in the LZ. Mostly Scout families are expected but the event is open to all pilots and friends. A nominal donation ($2-3) is requested and popcorn/candy will be available for sale.

September 29, 2017
Upcoming events
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Windsports Big Sur trip.

Please be advised, all spaces for the Big Sur trip have been filled. Pilots showing up without a reservation cannot expect to be accommodated.


December 9, 2017
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 9th.
Please mark your calendar! Tickets will go on sale soon. Watch this space for updates.






Harness preflight
We're all well aware of the need to preflight our gliders, but it's easy to forget that our lives depend on our harnesses as well. Before every flight, it is worth looking over the harness.
Are the lines straight and untwisted?
Are the parachute pins fully inserted? They can snag or work loose over time.
Is there significant wear on any of the lines that go through the carabiner (harness main, parachute bridle, heads-up or knee-hanger lines)?
Are the buckles and zippers in good condition? It can be exciting if a zipper jams as one's preparing to land.



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