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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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Sculpture by Sergey Pavlov; donated to SHGA by Joe Greblo.   

April 14, 2014

The new bathroom project has begun with the digging of the sewer connection. There is currently a very deep trench from the center of the street up to the pedestrian gate across from the Windsports house. Some of this trench is covered only with plywood so the pedestrian gate is considered unsafe to use for a few days. A lock has been applied to the gate and will be removed when it is safe to use. We hope to have the gate back open by the weekend.

April 20, 2014 8:02am
Report of 4,975ft on a good and strong Saturday. TODAY....light NE above the inversion. Otherwise about the same. Max altitude 5,000ft. Reports: Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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May 17, 2014
Spring Air Festival
SHGA celebrates the end of winter and the return of silent soaring above the local mountains.

Activities will include:
A race-to-goal flying competition
Spot landing contest
Guacamole contest
and of course a barbecue!

Come out and join the fun!

2014 Calendar

We have a tentative schedule of events for 2014:

May 17 Spring Air Festival
May 25-26 Ojai Fly-in
July 19-21: Yosemite trip
August 17 or 23: Rob Burgis' pool party
August 23-30: Colorado fly-in
September 6: Dahlsten Cup
September 26-28: Windsports Big Sur trip
December 6: Holiday party

FAR 103.23
Proper clearance from clouds (FAR 103.23)

Class G:
1,200 feet or less above the surface (regardless of MSL altitude) 1 statute mile visibility; Clear of clouds.

More than 1,200 feet above the surface but less than 10,000 feet MSL; 1 statute mile visibility, 500 feet below.
1,000 feet above. 2,000 feet horizontal.

More than 1,200 feet above the surface and at or above 10,000 feet MSL; 5 statute miles visibility, 1,000 feet below, 1,000 feet above. 1 statute mile horizontal.


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