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Top photos credits (left to right): Dave Best, Gilles Normandeau, Dave Best.
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XCanada 2016 Results
The XCanada 2016 season ended on November 1st. The winners of this year’s contest are:
Final Open PG (CCC and below) Final Open HG
1 Peter Spear 1 Ross Hunter
2 Alex Raymont 2 Doug Keller
3 Guy Herrington 3 Ken Kinzie
Final Sport PG (EN C and below) Final King Post HG
1 Peter Spear 1 Rod Regier
2 Alex Raymont 2 Beverly Johns
3 Gary Penninga 3 Nick Jones
Final Standard PG (EN B and below)
1 Pierre Boyer
2 Mark Florence
3 Claudia Schwab
There were some truly ground-breaking flights this year… except some were also airspace-breaking. For slightly more detail, including those adjustments due to airspace and HPAC membership, see:
Due to unfavorable financials, HPAC is not awarding prizes this year.
Deputy Competition Chair
2017 HPAC/ACVL CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER
The new calendar for 2017 shows off Canada's pilots and flying activities with stunning pictures submitted by members. Calendars make great gifts to friends and family, and, most importantly, to our landowners who so generously allow us to use their sites for our sport. Clubs as well as individual pilots are encouraged to order these calendars right online on this homepage. Look under Quicklinks and click on 2017 calendar.
BEN JORDAN AND MARK DOWSETT WIN FIRST AND SECOND PLACE FOR TOP PICTURES IN HPAC/ACVL 2017 CALENDAR
Our Calendar Editor, Douglas Noblet, of Wild Air Photography, has completed his selection of the best two photos in the 2017 Calendar. Thank you and congratulations to Ben Jordan and Mark Dowsett for the submissions of their spectacular photos.
FALL AND WINTER A GREAT TIME FOR HAGAR!
The fall and winter are an excellent time to study for that all-important HAGAR examination, the single only item required of hang glider and paraglider pilots by Transport Canada, in order to be able to fly in airspace, a great privilege. It is an exam that should be taken by every pilot, regardless of rating level.
André Nadeau, HPAC's Transport Canada Liaison, has updated the HAGAR Study Guide on this website and has added a mapping section. You can find it at
PID 95. It is easy to follow and is an excellent preparation for the HAGAR exam which can be scheduled at any fixed-wing flight school in your area. Please contact the Office if there are questions about the process.