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  • Hang Gliding Near KBURFor nearly 40 years, hang gliders have shared the skies around Burbank Airport, with commercial and general aviation aircraft .

  • The Sylmar FlightParkThis popular park lies approx. 10 miles north of Burbank Airport and has a membership of nearly 200 pilots.

  • Significant Flight OperationsFlight operations are designated on Sectional and Terminal Area charts (red circle for emphasis only).

  • Lateral BoundariesMost Hang Glider operations are between the 360- 035 deg. Van Nuys radial at 8 - 9 NM.

  • Generally, the highest concentration of gliders lie above the launch site (illustrated here in red). Expect progressively fewer gliders to the east and west of this launch site.

  • View from Northwest The most common flight areas are the most darkly shaded.

  • View from NorthwestHang gliders generally cannot climb above the inversion level. Most months of the year, this is below 6,000 ft. MSL.During the months of April and October, hang gliders occasionally reach altitudes up to 16,000 ft. MSL.

  • For additional information please contact FAAST Rep. Joe Greblo at 818 367 2430 or windsports@earthlink.net

    Southern California weather allows hang glider flights approximately 300 days per year.Hang glider pilots regularly fly within Class E Airspace.

    Identified on the Sectional and Terminal Area charts, hang gliders have been operating at this location for nearly 40 years. The local club membership averages 200 pilots.On a busy summer weekend, one could expect to see as many as 25 hang gliders in the air at one time.

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