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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!

Chloe Burgis learning to fly, with Baby Lamb as copilot, 6/21/2020   



Hang Gliding Magazine Article about our Club
November 15th, 2021

The The latest magazine features our club, it's long history and present operations. Don't toss that magazine until you check it out.




December 8, 2021 8:14 am
Report of launch coming out of the clouds about noon. It started blowing in shortly after that. No flights on Tuesday. TODAY.....could be the best day all week. Looks more soarable with potential altitude down to 4,900ft. No clouds. SSE winds aloft between 4 and 6kts by 1pm. Max altitude 4,000ft.

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December 11th, 2021
Christmas Party!
We missed it last year but intend to have a Christmas party on the second Saturday of December (12/11). We will have a large tent in the LZ, and like last time, it will be a pot luck affair. So bring your best dish or eat someone else's!

12/4/21
Barbeque
Come on out today, Saturday, 12/4. Wolf will be cooking up chicken tacos!





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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