About KHPA

COVID-19 Update

Following the easing of restrictions we are back to flying, all sites other than Chapel Porth are now open but, please adhere strictly to social distancing guidelines and also those published on the BHPA website.

Further to the situation at Chapel Porth, the site is now closed until further notice including, any flying on the ridge between St. Agnes and Chapel Porth beach.

Also note there is no access to Perranporth launch through the campsite, either on foot or, vehicle; even if the barrier is up as the site remains closed at present.

KHPA sites Members Only (Temporarily)

With all that has been going on and taking into consideration the need at present to get information out quickly and accurately to pilots, before a site gets compromised, until further notice; all KHPA sites will be members only and the current reciprocal arrangements with other clubs is suspended.

Thank you.

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 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.

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  1. Chapel Porth Important ……
    There is the possibility of a temporary restriction on flying at Chapel
    Porth due to a bird related issue. We are trying to ascertain the
    situation at present with the NT and will update as soon as we know the
    In the long term interests of the site please do not fly there until
    further notice, this includes using other take offs to access the ridge
    between St Agnes Head and Chapel Porth beach. Your co operation I am
    sure will be appreciated by all.

    Thank you


  2. Carbis Bay – the site is now open for a limited time, until end of November 2019. Members and accompanied guests only. Non members wishing to fly this site must contact a KHPA member who will take responsibility for them and be accompanied by them before entering the site. Thank you.

  3. Hi All,

    As discussed at the last meeting, problems have arisen regarding our future flying at Vault Bay. At present we can continue but, members please make yourselves well aware of the site rules and ensure you abide by them. Also make sure any visitors do like wise; it will not take a lot for this site to be lost, in particular parking; use only the car parks and NOT the lay-by near the gate, also avoid taking off and landing near any cattle.

    Please pass on to others that may use the site from other clubs etc.

    Thank you,


  4. NOTAM – How to issue a UK Notice to Airmen.

    Whilst looking around the North Devon Hang & Paragliding website I spotted this useful video their club produced and kindly shared: https://youtu.be/InT5hBZnFgQ

  5. Carbis Bay Flying site – Important!
    I have received an email 28/4/2018 relating to Carbis Bay, informing us that the fields have now been seeded and the land is let to a farmer for Hay, grazing and grass, and that we are no longer allowed to take off and land on it.
    We now have contact details that we can use, and as soon as possible will arrange a meeting to try and negotiate future use but, until then, please do not fly Carbis Bay by using any of the fields for taking off or landing! If you wish to take off on the dunes and land on the beach that is fine.
    Cooperation in this is important if we are to have any chance of future use.
    Please pass this information on to all includng non KHPA members.

    Thank you

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