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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 to .

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

Prayers and thoughts for Ron Keinan   

2017 Nominations
October 10, 2016

Nominations are open for the 2017 board of directors. Please submit nominations on this form or email them to our treasurer, Katherine Yardley. Descriptions of the board offices are available here.

October 23, 2016 9:14am
Report of pilots driving down due to gusty/windy launch conditions. A few pilots got off with a max altitude of 4,500ft on Saturday. TODAY......windier. Winds aloft are SE, 14 to 16kts on the computer. Partly to mostly cloudy with a 20% chc of rain this afternoon. Max altitude 5,000ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615.

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December 10, 2016
SHGA Holiday Party

This year's holiday event will be held on Saturday Evening, December 10th, from 5PM until Midnight, at the 19th Hole Restaurant on the grounds of the El Cariso Golf Course..

• Everyone is welcome to attend!

• If you would like to have dinner, it is available and we do   need a head count so please, make your suggested   contribution of $20/person, as soon as possible.   Mexican/Italian/Barbecue buffet will be served.

• The minimum donation (you may increase the amount at   your discretion) may be made directly through the link to   the SHGA Paypal Account with a notation that it is for   the holiday party or make your reservation with one of the   Activities Directors.

• The last day to make a reservation for dinner is   December 1.

• A full bar is available to purchase alcoholic beverages.

• Weather permitting, a putting contest will be held on one   of the practice greens.

19th Hole restaurant policy does not allow outside food or beverages of any kind.

Landing conflicts
Here are few suggestions to avoid landing conflicts.

• It is good practice to stay north of the Gavina Street bridge until ready to land. After crossing the bridge, one should commit to landing promptly. This is very visible to other pilots, and promotes good communication.

• Look carefully for other low pilots, keep track of them, and do your part to space out vertically to establish an unambiguous landing order.

• Paragliders: Downwind-base-final approaches are essential in Sylmar. Paragliders tend to circle down at the end of the runway, but that blocks hang gliders from making their landings.

• Be prepared to use alternative landing options if necessary. If another glider is in the way, one can land short, or long, or side by side, or down in the wash.


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