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  • PROPOSED TRANSPORT CANADA RULE COULD THREATEN LAUNCH AND LZ DEVELOPMENT

    Transport Canada has published Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) #2013-014 titled "Responsible Aerodrome Development". This publication is advance notice of an amended law that will come into effect after a public review and comment period.

    NPA 2013-014 is intended to address environmental, noise and building code jurisdiction issues related to building and expanding aerodromes and airports. At first this does not seem to affect hang gliding and paragliding, but this amendment could have an unintended side-effect affecting our ability to build and maintain launches and landing zones. In particular the NPA mandates a public consultation which Transport Canada estimates would cost between $6,000 and $15,000 - a prohibitive amount for even a large club. MORE...

  • CANADIAN HANG GLIDING NATIONALS TO BE HELD IN LUMBY, BC, JUNE 28 to JULY 4, 2015

    The dates for the HG Nationals are preceded on June 27 by a practice day.

    Lumby is ~1 hour drive from Kelowna BC and the international airport for those arriving from the US or eastern Canada. The Meet HQ will be the Raven Aviation Freedom Flight Park in Lumby, with Randy Rauck as Meet organizer and Bruce Busby as Meet Head.

    Late June and early July are ideal times for flying in Lumby...many 100+ km XC flights have been recorded over the past 2 years during this time of year!

    See www.lumbyairforce.com in the coming days and weeks for more information.

    Nicole McLearn, HPAC Competition Chair

  • XCANADA 2015 IS NOW UP AND RUNNING

    This is an HPAC-sanctioned event, open to both PG and HG pilots throughout Canada, for flights anywhere within Canada.

    How do you enter?

    First off, it's free. Start by registering for the 2015 global XContest.

    After registering for the global XContest, go to register for the XCanada contest (make sure the check-button is set to 2015).

    Note that these are 2 separate contests so you must register for both, otherwise when you upload your flights they may only go into the global contest and not XCanada. As well, even if you were registered for last year's contests, you have to re-register for 2015... Read more...

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