The Record is for Speed Around a 50Km Triangular Course, completed on July 10th, 2022, with a Performance of 60.74 km/hour on an Aeriane Swift Light/Class 02 Hang Glider. Thank you to Stewart Midwinter and HPAC/ACVL’s Senior Observer Martin Henry for vetting the claim and submitting the application to FAI.
Four regions were up for Board member election at end of 2022, for Board members to serve from January 1, 2023-December 31, 2024. The following were elected:
- Atlantic Canada: Matthew Willox (by acclamation) Sydney, Nova Scotia
- Ontario: Adam Chappell (by acclamation) Ottawa, Ontario
- Prairies Region: Jon Lovering (reelection) (by acclamation) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- British Columbia: Tyler Gillies (reelection) Vancouver, British Columbia
- Tom Clark, Surrey, BC
- Guy Herrington, Pemberton, BC
- Norm Krcmar, Vernon, BC
- Jason Leus, Ymir, BC
- Al Thielmann, Mission, BC
2022 Accuracy National Results by Daniel Vallejo (Meet Director)
This year’s competition was held in Vernon BC Sept 23-25 at the King Eddy flying site.Read More
FAI Paul Tissandier Diploma – Margit Nance, HPAC/ACVL Executive Director
Dom Juretic Leadership Award – Will Gadd
Cliff Kakish Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service as HPAC/ACVL long time Treasurer – Tim Parker
Jamie Christensen Memorial Award for Long-Term Service to the Sport in BC – Reto Marti
Instructor of the Year – Jeremy Mason
Solid Ground Award – Bill Nikolai for Long-Term Protection of the Grouse Mountain Flying Site
Solid Ground Award – Réjean Rodrigue for Long-Term Provision of Rimouski Neigette Flying Site in Quebec
Solid Ground Award – David and Jenny Halliday for Long-Term Provision of a Flying Site in Atlantic Canada
Solid Ground Award – Brian Wheaton for contribution of a Treasured Flying Site and the Sport of Hang Gliding and Paragliding in Atlantic Canada
The first 2022 award to be presented was a Solid Ground Award to Panorama Resort in eastern British Columbia.
More are coming as local pilots present them.
By Nick Jones, President, HPAC/ACVLRead More
March 20 – March 21, 2022
(by Videoconference)Read More
By John RowsomRead More
Members are advised that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada/Association Canadienne de Vol Libre will take place online from Friday May 20, 2022 to Sunday May 29, 2022 (inclusive). Materials and links will be sent to members in the very near future.
Insurance Certificates are now available for landowners. Please fill out the form at
and send it to the Office so that it can be forwarded to the broker for issuance. The turnaround is very quick after the form is sent to the Office.