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Playa Del Rey in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center

 
 
Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
1. Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center Marker
Inscription. The coastal bluffs of Isadore B. Dockweiler State Beach have played host to modern Hang Gliders since 1966, and are considered to be the birthplace of modern Hang Gliding in the United States. The soft gentle slopes and smooth coastal breezes provide enthusiasts with the ideal environment for learning the art of Hang Gliding flight. Having used a combination of City, County and State resources, we dedicate these new recreational facilities to the sport of Hang Gliding.
 
Erected 2000 by City and County of Los Angeles.
 
Location. 33° 55.203′ N, 118° 25.816′ W. Marker is in Playa Del Rey, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Vista Del Mar 0.6 miles south of Imperial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12601 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey CA 90293, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manhattan Beach Pier (approx. 2.7 miles away); Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.) (approx. 3.2 miles away); Eagle Squadrons (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Helmsman (approx. 4 miles away); Old Salt Lake
Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
2. Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bill and Bob Meistrell (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Plunge and ... The Lightning Racer (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Hang Gliding History. The U.S. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association website has information about the sport. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceParks & Recreational AreasSports
 
Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
3. Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center Marker
Flying from the bluffs image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
4. Flying from the bluffs
Ready for Takeoff image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
5. Ready for Takeoff
Takeoff image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
6. Takeoff
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 174 times since then. Last updated on June 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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