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|Competition Rule Book||Competition Organizer Agreement
(pdf version here)
|Types of Competitions||Task Formats|
|Sanctioning of Meets||Start Formats|
|Event Officials||Finish Formats|
|Time Planner||Total time to Goal (TTG Scoring)|
PROLOGUEThis guidebook and associated forms are provided to assist organizers of Competitions Fly-Ins and other events.
Contact: HPAC Competition Chair
Competitions and Fly-Ins have had a major impact on our sport: as proven method to improve pilot skills; promoting some of our most important safety standards and to provide a learning environment for our pilots who strive to achieve personal milestones.
Without competitions, many of the performance or safety standards we take for granted would never have been implemented - including the use of helmets, parachutes, minimum pilot qualifications (our ratings system) and preflight checks (not to mention enormous increases in glider performance).
The HPAC formed the Competition Committee in 1977, to be responsible for the rules and regulations of HPAC sanctioned meets. The HPAC established three subcommittees:
The World Championship Committee has full authority to make all decisions regarding the operation and organization of World meets, subject to the guidelines set by the HPAC. It will include at least two currently elected members (directors) of the HPAC. One of these two shall be the President of the HPAC or his delegate.
If you have modifications, improvements or ideas to contribute to this package, please submit them to the HPAC so this process can continue to evolve for everyone's benefit.
Certification Requirements:All Hang Gliders and Paragliders competing in National or Provincial Competition must be certified.
Gliders not certified must provide the HPAC with documentation of the completion of equivalent standards for approval. The HPAC Certification committee will notify the HPAC within 30 days of receiving documentation of its decision. The approval by three members of the committee will constitute committee approval. The HPAC will then immediately notify the manufacturer. Documentation and the related committee decision will remain on file for reference by HPAC members. Deleted by 1994-11 AGM motion)
Transport Canada Regulations:The HPAC passed a resolution at the 1994-11 AGM in support of Canadian Aviation Regulations as they apply to Hang Glider and Paraglider Pilots entering events.