All sanctioned competitions must be approved by the club controlling
the site on which the competition is held. Provincial association must
then approve the competition and forward the final request for all sanctioned
competitions to be held in the Province to the HPAC
- Organize the Competition with local flyers and volunteers.
- Obtain the permission of land owners.
- Applications for all sanctioned competitions with a longer duration
than regular weekends or long weekends must be received by the HPAC
Competition Chairman by March 1st of the competition year. All other
events must be applied for at least 60 days before the start date.
- First Aid and or ambulance coverage must be available for launch
and landing sites.
- All competitors must have their HAGAR and HPACinsurance and are
recommended to have a level 3 rating or equivalent flying experience,
a helmet and a reserve parachute.
- Basic hang gliding safety procedures regarding Airpsace, equipment
and weather must be observed.
- Obtain special permission as necessary from Regional Transport
Canada through the HPAC Airspace Committee for: NOTAMs,
- Special Aviation Event Orders,
- Special Use Airspace (Airspace reclassification.)
All competitors must be insured members of the HPAC. Short term temporary
insurance is available and is mandatory for Foreign residents
- Obtain Special Event Insurance as required:
- Additional Named Insured if required
- Competitor Requirements
- Pilots must have insurance, their HAGAR, a rating and a logbook
available for inspection by Meet Director.
- Helmets and reserve parachutes are mandatory.
- Pre-flight Inspections
- Shall be accomplished by the pilot before each flight,
- In addition, the Launch Inspector shall check the hang glider
to assure that it is in the proper configuration for launch take-off.
A glider shall fly throughout the championships as a single structural
entity using the same set of components used on the first day. Concessions
to this rule are made to cover the case of essential repairs.
Each glider shall be flown within the limitations of its certificate
of airworthiness. Any maneuver hazardous to other competitors shall
be avoided. Unauthorized aerobatics are prohibited.
Cloud flying is prohibited and gliders may not carry gyro instruments
or other equipment permitting flight without visual reference to the
ground. The organizers may include special instruments by type or
name under this prohibition.
Circuit, turning and landing patterns shall be complied with and
a proper look-out kept at all times. A glider joining another in a
thermal shall circle in the same direction as that established by
the first regardless of height separation.
Ballast A competing glider may carry jettisonable ballast
only in the form of fine sand or water. A pilot shall avoid dropping
ballast at any time or in a manner likely to affect other competing
gliders or persons or buildings on the ground.
How to draw a crowd
- Choose an experienced Task Master and Director who have the respect
of the pilot population, experience at the sites chosen for the
event and proven experience in competitions.
- If this is not possible, obtain the assistance or advice of some
pilots who do have this background.
- Advertise as far ahead and as wide an area as possible.
- Free advertising is available in Newsletters or magazines published
by your local Club, Provincial and National Associations.
- Include an information package about the site, valleys, roads
with any noteworthy information about hazards. Advise them
of road routes to drive prior to the event in order to become familiar
with tasks and routes.