For more information, contact us, at 650-773-6469, or speedglidinchris (at) gmail (dot) com
YOSEMITE HANG GLIDING ASSOCIATION
Thank you to all the pilots that flew Yosemite in 2023 and to the monitors that helped make those flights happen. Looking forward to what the 2024 YHGA flying season has to offer!
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.
A MONTIOR WILL SIGN-UP TO ASSIST YOU
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.