How do I learn to fly?
Working towards your first pilot rating will be an exciting and memorable part of your journey into free flight. Everything is new and even the smallest flights will be immense accomplishments. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably dreamed the dream and are ready to get started. Read more
Ratings and skills introduction
Flying is a skill that few people get to develop. Among those who fly, only a tiny fraction learn how to fly like a bird, launching from their feet, exploiting the movement of air to stay aloft, and at the end returning to earth once again on foot. The skills needed to fly the way we do are very specialized, yet essential for us to be able to fly safely. Read more
Find a school or instructor
Schools are a collection of USHPA certified Instructors. We have two different ways to hook up with someone who can teach you how to fly! Read more
Already a Hang Glider or Paraglider Pilot?
If you already hold a Hang- or Para- rating, you might want to check out these additional resources:
Continuing Education Pursue advanced ratings, special skills and more.
Advanced Education Learn how to become a mentor or instructor.
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