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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.

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

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Nominations for SHGA Board of Directors
September 26, 2014
It's time to think about nominations for next year's board of directors. You may nominate yourself or another member who you think should be on the board of directors. Nominations may be emailed to the board at bod@shga.com or to any board member, or submitted on paper using the nomination form. Descriptions of the offices are available here, and the current board members would be happy to answer any questions. Nominees will be contacted to insure that they are willing and able, and election ballots will be mailed out to members in November.




Sept 30, 2014 8:47am
Report of blowing down on launch but up in the LZ. No flights. TODAY....Should be flyable. Still NW at the top of the boundary layer but SW nearer to launch level. Weak to no inversion. Max altitude 4,500ft. Cutter or call (626) 260-1615

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September 6, 2014
Dahlsten Cup Results
Open class:
1 Will Ramsey,
2 Greg Kendall,
3 Ron Weiner (with tracklog malfunction)
Sport class:
1 Adam Newman,
2 Max Wagner,
3 Mike Ivey
Spot:
1 Jim Thompson,
2 Adam Newman
Golden Dart: Greg Angsten
Dahlsten Legend: Rob Burgis, 5-time winner who retired so somebody else could win!

Results posted on Soaring Spot. Detailed info and track logs:
open class
sport class
To download track logs, click on the CN number adjacent to the pilot's name. More info on the comp is on the forum.



Upcoming events


September 26-28: Windsports' Big Sur trip
November 29: 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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