COVID-19 Committee Update 9th March 2021
Most Club sites now open to pilots local to the site.
Following the most recent update from the UK Govt regarding the phased lifting of “lockdown”and the BHPA’s view on this the committee are pleased to advise members that a tentative opening of KHPA sites from Monday the 8th of March. This will be for local flying only and does not include XC flying at present. The situation will be kept under close review taking into account any further information from HM Govt, the BHPA and just as importantly landowners. For the above reasons sites will be open to paid up KHPA members only with up to date emails registered so if necessary information can be sent directly to them without delay regarding any changes or restrictions.
At present Carbis Bay remains closed due to the tenants request and the situation at Perranporth is still unclear so until further confirmation please do not fly there, hopefully we will be able to clarify with the management this week.
Please remember that the restrictions regarding travelling are still in place along with those of social distancing. Members are expected to take these into consideration and not abuse them. At present you may only meet up with one other person so “arranging”, encouraging people to go flying on social media could possibly lead you into trouble as well as putting the club in a poor light, please think before you hit the keypad.
It will be great to meet up on the hills once again but the pandemic is not yet over and we still have a responsibility to play our part. Your patience and actions over the past year has been appreciated and hopefully if all goes to plan we can look forward to reopening the sites to all at the end of the month and a lovely summer ahead along with the return of XC flying.
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.