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Support the aviation sports of hang gliding & paragliding. Learn to fly, be eligible for a rating, donate to our cause, fly with a tandem pilot, or teach others about your passion for personal flight by instructing.

Through certification, information resources, specially negotiated insurance, competition sanctioning, partnerships with the FAAFAINAA, and more - USHPA remains America's only nationally recognized free-flight governing body of these sports.

Your membership directly supports the preservation of free flight:

  • Advocacy. USHPA helps counter the threat of drones, works with federal land management agencies and partners to protect and expand access to federal land, lobbies for legislation such as tariff relief on glider imports, supports chapters with local challenges, maintains exemptions with the FAA, and much more.
  • Self-regulation. FAR Part 103 is predicated on effective self-regulation by our community. USHPA provides safety standards, ratings, testing, certification and more so that the FAA doesn't regulate our sports.
  • Protection. USHPA provides insurance benefits for instructors, recreational pilots, and landowners at sites nationwide. Most of our famous and historic sites require insurance to fly them.
  • Support. USHPA subsidizes instructor memberships and chapter renewal fees to help keep new students learning to fly and to maintain access to sites for large and small pilot communities. We also work hand in hand with our partners at the Foundation for Free Flight toward site preservation, safety and education, and other improvements for the free flight community.

For new members, please refer to Membership levels, benefits, and pricing and also our Partner membership benefits. For questions, read our Membership FAQs.

Select one of the following options

Renew Your Membership
Existing Members - Renew Online (via credit card)

Click this button to renew your USHPA membership (includes a subscription to the magazine). NOTE: $15 paper processing fee will apply if not renewed online.


Print Paper Forms to Join/Renew

Click this button to download and print a PDF of the join/renew membership form. All new memberships and members expired more than 3 years must use the paper form (includes a subscription to the magazine). Membership Level information.


Create or Renew Your Subscription
Magazine Only Subscription - Purchase Online
Click this button to purchase or renew your non-member subscription to USHPA Pilot magazine. You will be directed to the USHPA online store.

Did you just get your Instructor certification?

Instructors are required to have a Rogallo membership. You can upgrade your membership using the Rogallo Membership Upgrade Form


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