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  • 2014-2015 INSURANCE CERTIFICATES FOR SCHOOLS AND FLYING SITES AVAILABLE NOW

    See The HPAC Insurance Policy page for the application forms and more info.

  • BIG OPPORTUNITY IN ATLANTIC CANADA FOR AN HPAC-RATED INSTRUCTOR

    With the recent closure of Pegasus Paragliding in Nova Scotia there is an instructional opportunity for someone to step up, fill the void and provide much needed instruction for a growing demand in the Maritimes. There is no other paragliding school in the region. It's an opportunity not to be missed. The options are to bring your own existing school or to purchase the Pegasus assets from the current owner, Patric Stettler. Check out hpaac.ca and for more information contact Michael Fuller, Senior Instructor and President of HPAAC.

  • COMPETITION NEWS

    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 now up and running

    To register and get your upcoming XC flights validated, go to hpac.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=741 for more details.

    New venue and dates for the 2014 Paragliding Nationals: Yamaska, QC, August 9-16

    August 9 will be the official practice day, task days August 10-16, and Awards August 16. Go to sites.google.com/site/2014pgnats for all information and registration connected with this event. A Facebook page is also being set up and will be announced when ready.

    The organizer for this event will be Eric Olivier, with Bernard Charland as Meet Director.

    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. The registration fee is $275 Cdn. All pilots will be required to have current HPAC membership to attend the meet.

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