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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!

Gidget and Olive ready to go hang gliding!   

Enno Roellgen
May 17th, 2023

On May 13th, our dear friend Enno Roellgen passed away in a tragic Paragliding accident.

On behalf of the Paragliding and Hang Gliding community, we are starting this fund to provide some financial relief for his grieving family. He is survived by his beautiful wife and three children.

He was a kind, gentle, and giving soul who was taken from us way too soon. He will be missed by all who knew him.
-Phill Bloom

June 3, 2023 9:45am
Report of no clouds on Friday. One PG flew. He described it as punchy with a max altitude of 4,600ft. TODAY....one of those days that looks good. Despite the forecasted sunny afternoon, the soaring doesn't look so good. The inversion is a lot stronger and lower. There's a lot of haze with a well defined top around 3K. The potential altitude is down also. SW winds aloft between 4 and 8kts by 2pm. Max altitude 4,300ft if someone pops through the inversion.

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May 6, 2023
Spring Air
Competition Results

Spot Landing
1st Place – Dave Van Noppen 10' 1"
2nd Place - Greg Kendal 18' 2"
3rd Place - Adam Stone 19'

Sport Class Race to Goal
1st Place – Nathan Hallahan 45:47
2nd Place – Hector Realubit 47:35
3rd Place – Greg Angsten 55" 41"

Open Class race to Goal
1st Place – Rick Warner 1:47
2nd Place – Greg Kendall 1:56
3rd Place – Ken Andrews 2:01

Air Hog
Greg Kendall at 3:46
Congratulations to all!

May 9, 2023
Free CPR classes in Sylmar
The Sylmar Neighborhood council is sponsoring CPR classes this month that are full, but would like to know how many of our members would like to take the class. Please let gregangstenatgmail know if you are one of them so I can give them a number. The class should be about 4 hours on a Saturday.

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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