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NEW CANADIAN HANG GLIDING CHAMPION 2014
Congratulations to our 2014 Hang Gliding National Champion, John Théoret! John won 1st place after 3 tasks in Golden, making goal on two days and almost goal on a day when most others didn't get past minimum distance. Full results can be found at sites.google.com/site/hgnationals2013/2014-results.
Willi (Willi Muller XC Challenge) is in Golden from July 26 - August 3 with Stewart Midwinter this year's Meet Director. This event is always a great success. For more information go to thewillixc.com.
Visitors to Canada
You are most welcome by Canadian hang glider and paraglider pilots and to our beautiful flying sites. To gain access, Visiting Pilots must take out Temporary HPAC/ACVL membership, good for a maximum of 60 days, at a cost of $40. This is a requirement of most of our landowners, public and private, as it includes the required Third Party Liability Insurance of $5 million.
If you plan to visit Canada for longer than 60 days, you will have to take out a full membership as only one temporary membership can be taken out in a calendar year. (Residents of Canada are not eligible for Temporary Memberships).
Two ways to get Temporary Membership:
IN ADVANCE of your arrival you can get the form and waiver (
doc or pdf) and mail it to the HPAC/ACVL office in Vancouver with an International Money Order
ON SITE from an HPAC/ACVL instructor or member who can provide the form and waiver and collect the fee and send it to the HPAC/ACVL Office on your behalf. Your membership is valid when it has been received by an HPAC/ACVL member.
Note: This transaction cannot take place electronically as an original hard-copy waiver is required by our Insurer.
The 2014 Paragliding Nationals: Yamaska, QC, August 9-16
Meet organizer for the PG Nationals 2014 is Eric Olivier with Meet Director duties carried out by Bernard Charland. Launches are ~1000-1150' ASL and are located all around the mountain with sites south, west, north and east. There are two clubs on the mountain and one school/shop for last minute equipment and supplies. This event is HPAC and FAI cat 2 sanctioned and will have a maximum participation of 75 pilots. For all information go to
sites.google.com/site/2014pgnats. Official Canadian Open Distance Offer is still available!
This challenge is still open as the 250/350 km barriers (in Canada at least) were not broken and the $500 prize not claimed. To try again this year, go to
hpac.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=677 XCanada 2014
To register and get your upcoming XC flights validated, go to
hpac.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=741 for more details.