COVID 19 Update
Following the Governments restrictions announced late Monday 23rd March 2020, and agreed by the members of the committee; KHPA sites will be closed to flying until further notice.
We would ask all pilots, members and non members, to abide by this along with restrictions put in place by the government and to refrain from flying activities. This is primarily for the health of the Nation but is also to avoid bringing the sport as a whole and the KHPA in articular into disrepute which, may effect us in the future.
We are a small community and hopefully a responsible one, whilst many of us will sorely miss our flying; it is a small sacrifice in the greater picture. When things improve and we can once again take to the air, it will mean all the more, and increase our appreciation as to what a privilege it is to fly; rather than a right.
We wish you all well over this challenging period and if there is anything that the club or individual members can help with please ask.
What a shame the weather has only now chosen to improve!
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.
There is a monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in St. Rumon’s Social Club, Penryn Street, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2SP. Telephone 01209 215743. Non-members are welcome.
We usually publish a monthly bulletin of club news, events, articles and flying reports. If you want to be on the mailing list for the bulletin please consider joining the KHPA on the Members subscriptions page.