Hang gliding in Yosemite National Park is permitted with a recreational Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) issued to the Yosemite Hang Gliding Association (YHGA) annually.
Our flying season is June 1st through October 1st, and you must have a YHGA approved Site Monitor present to fly as a condition of our CUA. We make every effort to have Site Monitors available to accommodate the weekend of your choice, but ask that you be flexible with your schedule.
You must be a current member of the USHPA and have an advanced H4 rating. Visiting pilots outside the United States must contact YHGA two weeks prior to your scheduled flying date(s). We are unable to issue temporary USHPA memberships at Yosemite Park. You must provide proof of your USHPA credentials for the Monitor prior to setting up your glider.
The launch window is 8 AM to 9 AM, and the maximum number of pilots per day is 17 (including the monitor).
Please arrive at Glacier Point early enough so you are set up with pre-flight complete, and ready to fly by 7:45 AM.
Make sure all your gear is in good working order and familiarize yourself with the launch (Glacier Point), flight path, and landing area (Leidig Meadow).
In case of emergency, each pilot shall have Yosemite Park Dispatch, (209) 379-1992, in their phone contacts list.
Any pilot signed up to fly Yosemite wishing to become a member of YHGA may pay the club $20, which will entitle that pilot to a seasonal membership.
Please contact us if you have any questions.