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Cloudbase Foundation - Honduras School Project Success

Posted 07-23-2014 by USHPA Office

In their continuing efforts to support the communities in which we fly, the Cloudbase Foundation set up a trip in April 2014 to Teach Locals to Fly. On that trip they learned that the school (Escuela Bendición de Dios) in the small village of Colonia Brisas de San Francisco - on the way to launch... read more »

March 2014 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted 06-19-2014 by USHPA Office

The March 2014 Board of Director Meeting minutes are now available online (in Members Only, so you'll need to log in if you haven't already): Spring 2014 Minutes Note that all of the board meeting minutes, executive committee meeting mi... read more »

Call for Nominations

Posted 06-11-2014 by Mark Forbes

USHPA is soliciting nominations for regional directors for the 2015-2016 term of office. We are interested in having members bring their skills and experience to the board, so if you'd like to run for office please put your name down as a candidate. The easiest way to do this is to complete ... read more »

Mini-Wing Program Takes Flight

Posted 05-22-2014 by USHPA Office

Mini-Wings are considered a special skill under the Paragliding program, available to pilots holding at least a P2 rating. These special skills can only be issued by a Mini-Wing Instructor: clinics are already being held so that Advanced Paragliding Instructors can be trained and appointed as Mini-W... read more »


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