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  • FLYING IN JASPER NATIONAL PARK: KNOWLEDGE OF GUIDELINES REQUIRED

    Photo: courtesy Will Gadd
    Photo: courtesy Will Gadd

    After 9 years of work by your Association, we have achieved a two-year trial period of flying hang gliders and paragliders in Jasper National Park. This means a fantastic addition to the possibilities for our sport. However this opportunity can also be lost again in a heartbeat.

    It is mandatory that pilots familiarize themselves with the Guidelines that have been negotiated with Jasper National Park, that ecologically sensitive areas are strictly avoided and that all flights are logged.

    Advance planning is required to fly Jasper. Please familiarize yourself thoroughly with the Guidelines by clicking on Jasper on the left where you will also find maps.

    Please be aware that all other mountain parks remain closed to our sport.

  • KARMAFLIGHTS.ORG AND NEPAL

    My name is Claudio Mota, HPAC Senior Paragliding Instructor. For the past 12 years I have traveled to Nepal almost every winter and have made this amazing place my second home. Nepal has one of the biggest paragliding operations in the world with hundreds of tourists from all over the world getting their first paragliding experience right in front of the Himalayan mountains.

    Nepal went through a disastrous earthquake just over a week ago. Thousands of people lost their lives and entire villages were lost. My son and his mom are still in Nepal. They are ok, and helping in any way they can.

    Immediately after the earthquake, a group of local and foreign pilots came together to help the most affected people in the Gorka region, right at the epicentre of the earthquake. Their massive effort is being financed by the paragliding companies, which are donating their 4x4 vehicles to bring water, tarps, medicine, and to transport injured people to hospital. Two major organizations and the pilot volunteers in Nepal are collecting donations with the funds going directly to the people that need it most: they are The Cloudbase Foundation from USA and karmaflights.org from Nepal.

    I ask you as my fellow pilots in Canada to get involved by supporting this important initiative.
    You can find more information about this initiative in Facebook by following:
    - Isabella Messenger, at the base camp in the Gorka region
    - Peter Wolf, in the Gorka region and directly at
    - Karmaflights.org , posting daily updates on their progress
    - the Cloudbasefoundation.org

    I personally would appreciate your support, it is something we pilots can do together; every little bit counts...

    Claudio Mota,
    Senior Instructor, HPAC/ACVL

  • CANADIAN HANG GLIDING NATIONALS TO BE HELD IN LUMBY, BC, JUNE 27 TO JULY 4, 2015

    2015 marks the 9th time Lumby has been chosen as the base community for the National Hang Gliding Championships in the past 39 years, confirming that Lumby and area is one of the best places to fly gliders in Canada. In addition to generally good flying conditions and multiple launch locations around the North Okanagan, Lumby also offers a large flat landing zone at the Freedom Flight Park that can be approached safely from any direction. Organizer and Lumby Air Force Director since 1976, Randy Rauck says "The Lumby and area valleys are known for generally light winds with many warm lifting thermal pockets making it perfect for triangle racing flights that allow pilots to return to the designated landing area most of the time. MORE...

  • XCANADA 2015 IS NOW UP AND RUNNING

    This is an HPAC-sanctioned event, open to both PG and HG pilots throughout Canada, for flights anywhere within Canada.

    How do you enter?

    First off, it's free. Start by registering for the 2015 global XContest.

    After registering for the global XContest, go to register for the XCanada contest (make sure the check-button is set to 2015).

    Note that these are 2 separate contests so you must register for both, otherwise when you upload your flights they may only go into the global contest and not XCanada. As well, even if you were registered for last year's contests, you have to re-register for 2015... Read more...

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