Join + Renew

Learn to hang glide, paraglide or speedfly, achieve a rating, donate to our cause, fly with a tandem pilot, or teach others. Through certifications, 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.


Renew! Renew your annual USHPA membership. ($150 for Pilot Members; $294 for Rogallo Members - Instructors)
Join! Join USHPA online with a first time annual pilot membership. Requires identity verification with an instructor. See detailed instructions or FAQs. ($150)
Student Join USHPA online by pre-registering for training with a one-time-only 60 day student membership. Requires identity verification with an instructor. See detailed instructions or FAQs. ($35)
Print Download and print a PDF of the join/renew membership form. This form is only valid for minors. All adult new and renewing members must sign up or renew using the options above.  
Upgrade Instructors are required to have a Rogallo membership. You can upgrade your membership using the Rogallo Membership Upgrade Form.
Magazine Purchase or renew your non-member subscription to USHPA Pilot magazine. You will be directed to the USHPA online store. ($30)


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.