COVID-19 Update 6th January 2021
Club sites are now closed.
In light of the latest lockdown, and following the Department of Transport Coronavirus Guidance for General Aviation, which states that “For General Aviation (GA), [National Lockdown] means that no leisure flying is permitted,” the committee has decided that all KHPA sites should be closed until further notice. This means that pilots should not travel to any sites, however local, or attempt to fly from them.
Your committee has been, pro bono, working tirelessly to interpret all the latest rules, and, following the science, we have concluded that, because we are all in this together, it is with a very heavy heart that we have to make this announcement. To be absolutely clear, this is not what we wanted, however let us not forget, Vidi nihil permanere sub sole, we WILL get through this.
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.