The Sylmar Hang Gliding Association is holding their Spring Air Festival event this Saturday, April 28th.
The public is welcome to visit to see this special Sylmar sport and enjoy an afternoon at their beautiful flight park. They will have a BBQ and many families and pilots out.
• Here is their schedule for the day's events •
8:00 am – Set up
9:00 am - Competition Task Committee Meets
9:30 am – Tasks posted, instrument registration and set up
10:00 am – Pilot meeting for all competitors
10:30 am – 11:30 am – Leave for launch
TBA 1:00 pm -2:30 pm – Competition Window Opens
4:00 pm – Spot Landing Contest/Golden Dart Window Closes, Barbecue begins
5:30 pm – Awards Ceremony
6:00 pm – Clean Up
At Dusk - Bring out your chairs and blankets: SHGA After Dark Returns, presenting Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle
The Sylmar Hang Gliding Association Flight Park is at:
12584 Gridley Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Free spectator viewing of colorful and exciting hang gliding action as they launch, circle and soar from 3500 ft. tall Kagel Mtn.
Sylmar Landings are up close in a scenic and spacious parklike setting, complete with picnic area, viewing pavilion, shade trees, and ample parking. The site is landscaped with a beautiful California native garden and host a beautiful view of the local mountains. Dogs must be on a leash.
(Sylmar is the site of the first world championships of hang gliding in 1972)
Growing up in Sylmar it has always been wonderful to look up and see the Hang Gliders soaring through the sky. It is even more spectacular to be up close and watch them land.
For more information here is the link to the Sylmar Hang Gliding Association -
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