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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.

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

Kagel launch, Andrea Margolin, 2011   



New Board of Directors
December 12th, 2019

New Board of Directors for 2020:

President - Rob Burgis
Vice President - Marshall Robin
Secretary - Larry Chamblee
Treasurer - Rob Burgis
Safety Director - Mike Ivey
Directors at Large - Greg Angsten, Janyce Collins Burgis, Frederick Wagner

Storage box prices lowered! The top row of storage box "A" has been lowered from $180 to $150 (12 inch "half" tubes). The top of storage box B has been lowered from $220 to $200 (14" tubes).




December 11, 2019 8:37am
Report of light winds on launch and the LZ but no flights on Tuesday. TODAY......blowing down. NW all afternoon between 10 and 14kts at launch level. Velocity drops off after 4pm.

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December 7th, 2019
The Christmas Party is on!

The Christmas Party tent is up and the event will go on, despite the unfavorable weather. There are large propane heaters to keep everyone warm. So don't let the wet weather keep you from attending this fun event!





Urban Flying Site
Are you on radio?

We are a flying site on the edge of a major urban area. We've powered air traffic including 3 airports nearby and a victor airway directly overhead.

Additionally, we have a complex visual backdrop, looking for air traffic while on approach to our LZ.

Please monitor and use the standard club radio frequency to announce the presence of powered aircraft, and to announce when you cross the Gavina Street bridge on approach.

Alternate Landing Zones
A great deal of freedom comes from cutting the imaginary tether to the primary LZ and being willing to land out. Along with that freedom comes the responsibility to know the alternate LZs well enough to be safe. In the blue menu bar, the Site Dangers link includes short descriptions, GPS coordinates, and links to maps for eleven choices. Then again, reading about an alternate LZ is no substitute for walking it in person, so these should be considered ideas to encourage exploration. If you’ve landed at all eleven of them, let me know!

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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