COVID-19 Committee Update 9th March 2021
Most Club sites now open to pilots.
Well things are starting to look a lot better on the COVID-19 front and hopefully will continue to do so. With the further easing of restrictions and a largely positive reaction to the return to flying, it is good to let pilots know that KHPA sites are open to all BHPA members; other than any sites which are specifically restricted to members only as shown in the site guides.
The situation remains under review and all Pilots, including long term members, should check site guides before going flying to ensure they are up to date with the latest information; as things can change quickly.
Carbis Bay (top fields) and Chapel Porth remain closed at present to all and, we have had news that Morvah has also been brought to the attention of the National Trust so, no flying should take place there.
Perranporth is fully open and day parking tickets can be obtained from reception for those without passes. If you have not as yet picked up your pass it is best to take your application direct to reception and pay there, time is running out.
Sennen. We have a new Letter of Agreement with Lands End Airfield so, please make yourselves familiar with its contents. There is a link to the agreement here and on the site guide. Please adhere to the agreement, otherwise you could jeopardise our flying at this site.
Vault Bay has a new tenant who, we are yet to meet but, at present there is now no need to contact them before flying. All other site rules remain the same and please make an extra effort to get us off on the right foot with the new tenant.
The club sites have now been entered into the Civil Aircraft Notification Procedure (CANP) system so making a Notam easier and members are encouraged to use it. Check out https://www.bhpa.co.uk/documents/safety/canp/
Special thanks to Mike Cleford for moving this forward.
Please feel free to contact the committee members if you have any ideas, thoughts or can offer any help at email@example.com
Mr Peach, Mr Jones, Mr Hobbins, Mr Sumpter and Mr Phipps
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.