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The Launch | July 2020

Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada (HPAC)

HPAC/ACVL AGM Results

Distance Vol Libre Québec

Distance Vol Libre is expanding and is actively looking for paragliding instructors and tandem pilots.
Vincent Vaillancourt & the team at DVL www.dvl.ca

75 and 14: The Range of Paraglider pilots at Paraglide Canada in Vernon, BC

Bill Campbell (75)

 

Lewis Spatz (14) with his Dad Martin

My flight in Jasper National Park…

In late June, as our officials allowed some travel with precautions…

Flying Japan

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience… (pdf)

Drones in Canada

HPAC/ACVL members responded…

Awards, Awards and more Awards

These people make our sport work in Canada…

Summer flying

On Sunday July 5 a group of us…

Official HPAC Facebook Page

There is only one HPAC/ACVL Facebook Page…

Competitions / Events / Competitors


COUPE URUBU
May 1-Oct. 15, 2020 Québec
https://hpac.ca/pub/?pid=517

Virtual 2020 Willi XC Challenge
July 25 to August 3, Golden, BC

thewillixc.com

El-Nido Fly-In
July 31-August 3, 2020

flyok.weebly.com

18th ANNUAL SOGA FUN COMPETITION 
August 1-3, 2020, Grand Valley, ON

https://www.facebook.com/groups/soga.hg/?ref=share

Lakeside Event
August 8, 2020

www.lakesideevent.com

"Fly, Beach and Golf" (Paragliding Atlantic Cooperative)
September 5-7, Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

www.facebook.com/pgatlanticcoop

WHAT IS THE HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (HPAC)?

  • We are an association of Hang Glider, Paraglider and Speedflying pilots across Canada, represented by an elected Board of Directors from each region, and served by an Executive Director and national office.

WHY DOES HPAC EXIST?

  • To self-govern and promote free flight (hang gliding, paragliding, speedflying) in Canada.

WHAT DOES HPAC DO?

  • Represents the interests of members to regulatory bodies, including Transport Canada, NavCanada, Parks Canada, all levels of provincial and local governments managing public land, resorts, corporations and private landowners.
  • Establishes National Standards for pilot ratings and instructor/tandem certification and maintains a national pilot certification database.
  • Promotes Safety through accident and incident investigation, an Accident/Incident Reporting System, and advisories to members.
  • Conducts a National Awards Program to recognize exceptional achievement and contribution to the sport.
  • Negotiates an annual third-party liability insurance policy to protect the interests of members, landowners, and those volunteering on behalf of the organization
  • Sanctions Canadian National and other local competitions to ensure safety and fairness for participants.
  • Facilitates the participation of Canadian pilots in national and international competition through direct financial support and membership in Aero Club of Canada and FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale).
  • Conducts a National Awards Program to recognize exceptional achievement and contribution to the sport.
  • Communicates frequently with members, by publishing a Newsletter “The Launch/Le Déco”, annual safety and instructor communiques, and maintaining a web site available to both members and the public, in both official languages.
  • Advises pilots, clubs, and regional associations as they address local issues that include site acquisition and development, accessing instruction, organizing competitions, etc..
  • Cultivates mutually beneficial relationships with other national free flight associations and organizations world-wide. hpac.ca

Your Regional Directors


British Columbia
Tyler Gillies • BritishColumbia@HPAC.ca

Alberta & NWT
Randy Parkin • Alberta@HPAC.ca / NWT@HPAC.ca • 403-607-9888

Prairies
Jon Lovering • Prairies@HPAC.ca • 306-222-9955

Ontario
Nick Jones • Ontario@HPAC.ca • 519-590-6425

Québec
Bastien Dufour • Quebec@HPAC.ca • 514-565-3013

Maritimes
Chris Jette • AtlanticCanada@HPAC.ca • 902-940-0357

Yukon
Logan Small • Yukon@HPAC.ca • 867-334-8649

Director at Large: Treasurer
Tim Parker • Treasurer@HPAC.ca • 902-426-4109
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