One aspect of USHPA's purpose is to promote the organization of meets and competition and to select pilots for national and international competition.

FAIUSHPA is the only authorized affiliate of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) that represents the sports of hang gliding, paragliding, and speedflying in the US. As such, USHPA is authorized to formulate and establish official competition rules and to sanction hang gliding, paragliding, and speedflying events in the US. The NAA is the US representative of the Federation Aèronautique Internationale (FAI). The FAI is the worldwide governing body for all sport aviation; the Commission Internationale de Vol Libre (CIVL) is the division of the FAI that represents hang gliding and paragliding around the world. Within USHPA, the Competition Committee is responsible for all competition activities.

Competition Events

Find Sanctioned and ACE events on the USHPA event calendar

World Teams: Register with USHPA
for use by the World Team captains to prepay team entry fees and register the team for extended insurance coverage

Online XContest: US league 

Competition Results

US National Champions

USHPA Competition Results (National Team Selection System - NTSS)

Provide Competition Results for NTSS

Competition System Update (login required)

Competition Rulebooks

Accuracy Spot Landing Rulebook

Hang Gliding Aerobatics Competition Rulebook

Open Distance Competition Rulebook

Paragliding Aerobatics Competition Rulebook

Race To Goal Competition Rulebook

Other Resources

USHPA competition pilot gender policy

Unofficial USA Paragliding Distance Records by State (non-USHPA external site)

Resources for Hosting Events

General for All Events

Competition Planning Guide

Event Insurance Overview (Members Only)

Participant Emergency Medical Information

Flymaster Tracker Request Form (Members only)

ACE Events

ACE Event vs Chapter Event Guidelines

ACE Accreditation Application

ACE Manual

Sanctioned Events

Sanctioned Competition Application (Members Only)

Sanctioning Manual  (Updated - Feb 2017)

USHPA Sanction Requirements [SOP 07-01] (Members Only)

Sanctioned Competition Insurance Requirements (Members Only)


Competition dropbox (Members Only)

NAA/FAI/CIVL Information

CIVL Website - International Competitions and Rankings

World Records for Hang Gliding and Paragliding

NAA Membership - FAI Sporting License Application