No politics
Everything done by the book
Always happy to see you on landing, no matter how bad
Keeps all the students together
Always sober
Doesn’t smoke weed
Can be bribed with a cookie.

Jerry Mason, Instructor, Paraglide Canada

Fatal Accident in Quebec

It is with great sadness that HPAC/ACVL reports a fatal accident at Mont Yamaska on June 10th, 2021. On behalf of the whole Canadian Hang Gliding and Paragliding community, we offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends. To better understand the circumstances and prevent similar occurrences in the future, HPAC/ACVL has launched a Safety Investigation and will advise the community of the outcome in due time.

Safety Committee Members Needed

By: Bastien Dufour, HPAC/ACVL Quebec Director

Flight Safety is the core of the sport of hang gliding and paragliding! Can you or a fellow pilot volunteer for the HPAC/ACVL Safety Committee to give back to the sport that you love?

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Has competition changed the way I fly cross-country?

By JP Robert Vandenbegine, Chair, HPAC/ACVL Competition Committee

Although much of this topic can be applied to various other competitive disciplines and obviously to hang gliding as well, before I start it is worth mentioning that I am a paraglider pilot and that my type of competition is XC racing, also called “race to goal”.

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More 2021 HPAC/ACVL Awards to Outstanding Pilots

Jamie Christensen Memorial Award

Stephen Johnson, Dawson City, Yukon

Solid Ground Award

Solid Ground Award to Peter Spear for his work representing HPAC at the Vancouver Airspace Modernization Project (VAMP) (Peter Spear on left, James Elliott, President of West Coast Soaring Club, on right.)