For more information about flying Yosemite, contact Chris Valley               650-773-6469 or speedglidinchris (at) gmail (dot) com

       YOSEMITE

    A premiere hang gliding site

    THe FLIGHT

    01
    CHECK THE CALENDAR & SIGN-UP TO FLY

    It's easy, click on the little gold button and sign-up to fly  on the dates you would like to launch.  Then a monitor will, hopefully be available and sign-up for your dates.

    02
    A MONTIOR WILL SIGN-UP TO ASSIST YOU
    03
    DAY OF FLIGHT

    All flights in Yosemite are required to have an approved Monitor.  The monitor will make the necessary calls to dispatch to get approval for flight.  They will then do a walk through with you and your glider looking for safety issues.  At the LZ they will again notify dispatch that all pilots are down and safe.

    Please make sure you have connected with your Monitor before leaving for Yosemite.  It is Standard procedure to arrive at launch no later than seven am. This allows time for set-up, inspections, site review, and queing for launch.  Please don't be late as there is a limited launch window .

    Our story begins in the 70's

    Thanks to a few flying Park Rangers, we were allowed to fly in Yosemite.  The Romero brothers were instrumental in allowing pilots to fly from Glacier Point - and for only one year, Sentinel Dome.  They gave their time and energy to make sure pilots got the right information, had a place to stay, and launched safely. Their efforts led to our current program and permitting process to continue flying as we do today.   

     

     

    2019 YHGA Officers

    Brian Foster - President

    Chris Valley - Vice President

    Barton Davidson - Secretary

    Russ Locke - Treasurer

    Jason Thomas - Safety / Flight Director

     

    THe FLIGHT

    CHECK THE CALENDAR & SIGN-UP TO FLY
    THE Morning OF your FLIGHT

    It's easy.  Go to the  bottom of this page and sign-up to fly  on the dates you'd prefer.  Try to pick a date (or dates) that a monitor is already available. We'll reply by email with a confirmation.

    A MONiTOR is required

     

    All flights in Yosemite require a monitor be present.  The monitor will make the necessary call to dispatch to get flight clearance.  Once in the LZ, the  monitor will notify dispatch that all pilots are safe.

    Contact your monitor before leaving for Yosemite.  It is standard procedure to arrive at launch no later than 7:00 AM. This allows time for set-up, pre-flight, site review, and queing for the  launch window which is 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.  

    LANDING requires timING

    Our landing area is in Leidig Meadow on the Valley floor.  Make sure you take the time to walk the LZ prior to going to Glacier Point launch.  The landing area is at high altitude, so make sure you take that into consideration when you set up your landing, and be prepared to flair early.  Please be courteous to other Park visitors.   

    GALLERY

    THE MOST SCENIC FLYING

    We want you to enjoy your flight and experience at Yosemite. Please help us ensure that the privilege is carried on for many years to come by following the Park Service rules and traffic laws.  Bring a friend, or better yet, plan a club trip.  You must be an advanced H4 rated  pilot and a current USHPA member to fly this site.

     

    Sign Up to FLy

    H4 or Higher Required