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Date of Issue: April 8 2003

Purpose of this standard operating procedure

  1. The purpose of this standard operating procedure (SOP) is to state the vision, mission and goals of the HPAC/ACVL.

Vision

  1. The Vision of the HPAC/ACVL is a vibrant community of hang gliding and paragliding pilots safely practising the sport on a wide selection of first-class flying sites across Canada, now and well into the future.

Mission

  1. The mission of the HPAC/ACVL is to provide its members with those services of a national nature that enable and facilitate their safe participation in hang gliding and paragliding in Canada.

Goals

  1. The goals of the HPAC/ACVL, in order of priority based on the responses of the HPAC/ACVL member survey conducted in 2002, are to:
    1. Provide a national insurance program;
    2. Monitor and promote the safety of hang gliding and paragliding in Canada;
    3. Promote the growth of hang gliding and paragliding in Canada and maintain a viable population of active pilots;
    4. Support the preservation and acquisition of flying sites in Canada;
    5. Represent the interest of hang gliding and paragliding pilots at Transport Canada;
    6. Develop and manage a Canadian pilot rating program to help standardize pilot skills in Canada;
    7. Promote a hang gliding and paragliding instructor formation program;
    8. Manage a national competition program to select a Canadian hang gliding and Canadian paragliding champion;
    9. Represent the interest of Canadian hang gliding and paragliding pilots internationally.
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