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UPCOMING ELECTIONS FOR REGIONAL DIRECTORS
In 2015, as an odd-numbered year (see
http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=368), elections will be held for the Directors from Yukon, Alberta, Manitoba and Québec.
Call for nominations will go out on Friday October 9 to all current HPAC members in each region. If you reside in one of these regions and are a current member but have not received the e-mail in your region, please contact the Office after October 9, 2015.
These elections are important for electing the critical volunteer Board members that make our Association and its work possible. Please be sure to vote.
Margit Nance, Executive Director
THE SEPTEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER 'THE LAUNCH/LE DECO' IS NOW ONLINE
To read the latest news in the September issue of the Launch, click on the Quick Link on the right. Read about the HPAC latest awards, the message from HPAC President Dom Juretic, news about speedflying in Canada and the upcoming Annual General Meeting Online.
YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXEC. DIRECTOR
From left to right Maxine Westhead (Maritimes), Tom Sliepen (Saskatchewan), Dom Juretic (HPAC President, Québec), Steve Kurth (Yukon), Scott Watwood (BC), Bruce Busby (HPAC Vice-President, Alberta/NWT), Margit Nance (Executive Director), Gilles Normandeau (Manitoba/Nunavut), Nick Jones (Ontario), Tim Parker (HPAC Treasurer).
PILOTS LEARNING AND FLYING PARAMOTORS
Pilots who are taking paramotor instruction or flying paramotors are reminded that the HPAC third-party liability insurance is restricted to non-motorized foot-launched hang gliding and paragliding only. It will not cover any form of motorized flight. Under Transport Canada, paramotors fall under the category of ultralight and are part of a completely different branch of aviation.
Please seek paramotor instruction only from Transport Canada-licensed paramotor instructors, since an ultralight license is required to fly paramotors and other ultralights. Pilots can seek information for ultralight insurance through the
UltraLight Pilots Association of Canada (upac.ca).
NEW VIDEOS ON SAFETY IN HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING ON HPAC'S NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Two new Videos on the critically important subject of PILOT SAFETY have been placed on HPAC's YOUTUBE Channel. These excellent videos were produced by our sister organization in the US, USHPA. They kindly allowed our use of these important contributions to safety. All pilots and instructors are encouraged to view them and promote them throughout our flying community.
The videos have been translated into French for our francophone members. They will be embedded in our Safety pages in the future but are immediately accessible by clicking on the YouTube channel icon in the top right hand corner of the QuickLinks on this homepage.