US Hang Gliding & Paragliding
The only regulatory authority for flight in the United States is the Federal Aviation Administration. However, the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) encourages all those who wish to fly, whether it be hang gliders, paragliders, speedwings or all of the above, to join the USHPA as members, because together, as an Association, we can ensure the flying we enjoy today will be around tomorrow.
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Support the aviation sports of hang gliding, paragliding and speed flying. 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. Read more
Membership Levels, Benefits, and Pricing
There are several USHPA membership types, depending on your level of involvement in free flight. Annual dues vary depending on membership type. Read more
Frequently asked questions about USHPA membership. Read more
USHPA provides Association benefits and has also partnered with several companies to provide additional member benefits. Read more