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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.

Pilots and non-pilots are welcome to enjoy our flight park year 'round! Fly high, fly far, fly safe!

Daly Property Trespass Borders
February 12, 2018

No trespassing has been requested by the Daly family, who owns a large section of property above and to the east of the Santiago Estates, and borders the bottom of trash mountain. Please do not hike in this area. It appears that our hike to launch is well outside of this property and the "bench loop" return path runs along the western border, which appears to be Lime Kiln Canyon. If you need to enter this property for any reason the owners want to be contacted. See Joe Greblo for that phone number if that need arises.

February 17, 2018 10:52am
Report of launch conditions switching. Blowing in lightly at 1:30 and a definite down at 4pm. No flights on Friday. TODAY......launchable again. Some light NE way out back. Winds aloft out front are SSE between 4 and 6kts. Max altitude 5,400ft.

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March 10, 2018
The weather has been uncooperative but, hopefully, we will get started with this year's birthday celebrations starting next month. We'll fire up the grill and heat up some chili on March 10th to honor our pilots born January, February and March.

One’s shoes are hidden away inside a pod harness when flying and so it seems like they couldn’t possibly affect safety, but that’s the catch, literally. Some boots have hooks for the laces, and they’re liable to snag on other lines inside the harness. Shoe laces can get caught in the harness zipper, making it hard to zip, or worse, unzip. A last-minute discovery that one’s feet are stuck inside the harness can make for an exciting landing. It is good practice to unzip and get one’s feet out early enough to solve a problem if needed. Failing that, one can land on wheels if equipped with them, or with good flare timing, land no-footed on the tail of the harness and flop down safely.


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