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  • JOHN THEORET, DALE REGEHR AND ALEXANDRE MENARD REPRESENTING CANADA AT THE HG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN VALLE DE BRAVO, MEXICO!

    Valle de Bravo is home to the Hang Gliding World Championships over the next two weeks. 20 countries are represented, including Canada which has sent 3 pilots: John Théoret (2014 Canadian National champion), Dale Regehr (2nd place in XCanada 2014), and Alexandre Ménard (24th overall at 2014 Valle pre-Worlds). All 3 Canadians actually attended the pre-World Championships in Valle last year so they are already pretty familiar with the flying area. Over the next two weeks they face off against some of the best HG pilots in the World!   READ MORE...

  • CANADIAN HANG GLIDING NATIONALS TO BE HELD IN LUMBY, BC, JUNE 28 to JULY 4, 2015

    The dates for the HG Nationals are preceded on June 27 by a practice day.

    Lumby is ∼1 hour drive from Kelowna BC and the international airport for those arriving from the US or eastern Canada. The Meet HQ will be the Raven Aviation Freedom Flight Park in Lumby, with Randy Rauck as Meet organizer and Bruce Busby as Meet Head.

    Late June and early July are ideal times for flying in Lumby...many 100+ km XC flights have been recorded over the past 2 years during this time of year!

    See www.lumbyairforce.com in the coming days and weeks for more information.

    Nicole McLearn, HPAC Competition Chair

  • 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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