Event Calendar

Looking for a clinic, tour or USHPA event? Check out the USHPA Event Calendar to see what's happening.

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Benefits of Membership

Membership Card with Flight Ratings

USHPA Pilot Ratings

Members gain access to the USHPA Pilot Proficiency Program and can earn ratings.

USHPA Pilot Magazine

USHPA Pilot Magazine

Members receive quarterly issues of the USHPA Pilot Magazine in electronic and print copy.



Members receive 3rd party liability insurance through RRRG. Members rated H3/P3 and above also have access to international coverage options for travel.


Discounts on Gear

Members rated H2/P2/S2 and above receive access to ExpertVoice, which provides discounts for industry partner brands!

Partner Benefits

Partner Benefits

Members receive additional benefits through partnerships with other organizations and companies.

Governent Representation


Members are represented through partnerships with industry organizations and advocacy with major governmental agencies.

The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association's mission is to ensure the future of free flight. We encourage all those who wish to fly, whether it be hang gliders, paragliders, or speedwings, to join the USHPA as members, because together we can ensure the flying we enjoy today will be around tomorrow.

Learn to hang glide, paraglide or speedfly, achieve a rating, donate to our cause, fly with a tandem pilot, or teach others. Through certifications, information resources, specially negotiated insurance, competition sanctioning, partnerships with the FAA, FAI, NAA, and more - USHPA remains America's only nationally recognized free-flight governing body of these sports.

We'll see you in the sky!

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