Pilot Resources
Everything you need for a long, happy flying career: keep learning and do lots of flying.

 Learn

Safety

Pilot safety is no accident - continuing education, awareness, and intention all play a part. Be a Focused Pilot! Articles, lessons learned, and best practices. Read more

Ratings + Skills

As part of its Mission, USHPA provides an organizational framework for instructor and pilot training and certification. Read more

Continuing Education

Now that you have your Novice rating here are various ways to continue your free flight education. Read more

Advanced Education

Ready to take your free flight career to the next level? Read more

 Fly

Flight Operations

What you need to know flying in the US Read more

Flying Sites

Where to fly in the US - COMING SOON

Regional Clubs + Chapters

Chapters are member-controlled organizations approved by the USHPA. They are autonomous, self-governing, financially independent groups of flying enthusiasts, affiliated with the USHPA, who want to share their flying experiences with others. Find friends to fly with! Read more

Competition

Events, results, and more Read more

Travel

One of the great advantages of hang gliding and paragliding is the ability to fold or pack up a glider and hop on a flight to anywhere in the world. Just as surfers have circled the globe chasing perfect waves, so too have free flying pilots traveled far and wide in search of friendly skies and adventurous outlandings. Read more

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