About KHPA

Welcome to the KHPA Website

The Kernow Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (KHPA) exists to promote, facilitate and protect the free-flying activities of its members and visiting flyers by responsible airmanship and mutual understanding with the owners and those accountable for the land from which we have permission to fly.

All members of the KHPA and visiting flyers are required to be members of the sole UK Hang Gliding and Paragliding governing body, the BHPA. The BHPA administers a continuous pilot training scheme, from beginner to expert, and all members have world wide third party insurance protection.

The KHPA developed from the the Kernow Hang Gliding Association (KHGA) in 2002. Before that it was the Kernow Sailwing Association formed in 1975.

Our active flying membership extends from age 18 to 86 and the club is known as one of the most friendly in the country.

Have fun and fly safely.

Monthly Meeting

There is a monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in St. Rumon’s Social Club, Penryn Street, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2SP. Telephone 01209 215743. Non-members are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Kernow Pasty Repack

Reserve re-pack 2016 is booked.
Weekend of 16th/17th April, Venue to be confirmed, but most likely to be RAF St Mawgan Sports Hall, Huge, clean and warm….More details to follow so keep this weekend free….
£15.00 again, free Crantock Pasty, payment to Chris ‘the treasurer’ Holmes at the next meeting or by post (his address is on the How to Join page, or you can use the Membership PayPal link (it’s the same price) but if using PayPal please state that your payment is for the repack.
Please state choice of Veggie or Meat for pasty so we have an idea of numbers.


We publish a monthly bulletin of club news, events, articles and flying reports. If you want to be on the mailing list for notification of the bulletin’s release and/or e-mail  updates of club or flying related information, please contact the bulletin editor on the Contact page.

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  1. How Safe Are We?

    This message was recently posted to all USHPA members and is well worth reading and thinking about. It’s relevant to all, but particularly experienced pilots.

    Click here to access the full USHPA Safety Notice

  2. BHPA Liability Insurance & Club Officers

    Following a high-profile liability claim the BHPA have just clarified the liability position of club officers and all club members. Please read their news article that was posted on 20 Dec 12 here.

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