Welcome! The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to unpowered free flight.
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How to thermal cooperatively, efficiently, and safely with pilots of all wing types
The Sandia Soaring Association teams up with locals, the Foundation for Free Flight, and the Forest Service to reconstruct launch
The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association is proud to serve the great sports of hang gliding and paragliding. Through programs like our Instructor Certification and Pilot Proficiency program and our monthly magazine Hang Gliding and Paragliding, the USHPA strives to promote pilot safety, skill, knowledge and above all fun. Now is the time to pursue your desire of flight. We'll see you in the sky.