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. A club founder is still an active member.

In the UK and abroad, the KHPA organises trips to paragliding and hang gliding sites and competitions. Each year members compete in inter-club, national and international competitions.

The KHPA has pilots flying in the British National League comprising 40 of the top British pilots. This year pilots have also competed successfully in the Pre-Europeans, British Nationals, the British Open Series, the British Club Challenge, and the Bleriot Cup.

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.


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. KHPA Frostbite 2015

    With the long term forecast looking possible this years Frostbite will kick off on the weekend of 10/11th January and should the weather not play ball be postponed for two weeks until it does!

    All welcome. Hangers and Para’s are welcome with tasks for each. As usual this is primarily a friendly comp’ with tasks designed and handicapped so all can take part and compete. Typical tasks are ridge racing, spot landing and XC if conditions permit followed by a fun social evening in a local pub.

    Visiting pilots are welcome and there is always plenty of accommodation available both in local hotels, pubs and B&B’s and in local pilots houses so call if you want help.

    Hopefully we can make a decision if the comp’ will go ahead on the evening of the 8th along with likely site.

    Please contact Phippsy for details on 01209 842877 – 07785593559

    Latest Update

    Well too windy on Saturday I suspect and too light on Sunday, heard that before I hear you say! However based on available information I suggest a further postponement. I am away from Feb 22nd till March 15th at the Hang Gliding worlds in Mexico so it should be perfect sometime in between those dates ……. well at least in Mexico.

    Enjoy a chilly weekend


  2. Aeros Discus C – Fault Report

    Click here to access a report on a fault that has just been reported affecting Aeros Discus hang gliders.

  3. Austrialpin Carabiner Recall

    Click here for details

  4. IMPORTANT – Imminent Loss of Milk Hill Flying Sites

    Please read this bulletin from the Thames Valley club – click here.

  5. Frostbite 2014 – Results

    The results of the 2014 Frostbite Competition have now been published in the March Bulletin – click here

  6. 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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