About KHPA

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 publish a monthly bulletin of club news, events, articles and flying reports. If you want to be on the mailing list for notification of the bulletin’s release and/or e-mail  updates of club or flying related information, please contact the bulletin editor on the Contact page.

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  1. This message was added on behalf of Tony Peach (The Club Secretary) and concerns Cornwall planning application PA18/05067.

    I have objected on behalf of the KHPA for the above planning application.

    Could all members please register with the Cornwall Council web site, then go to planning applications, quote the reference number above and register your objections to the use of the playing fields for a bmx track.
    If this planning application is passed it would render the emergency landing field for Carn Brea out of use.
    Please make time to support the club otherwise our flying sites will be further eroded.

    Tony Peach.

  2. 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

  3. The Comps site is no more, so the link in the menu bar above has been replaced with an XC Challenges page, all of which was provided by Mark Ashton-Smith; so thanks to Mark!

  4. For those that may be having problems with the video link in the December 2017 issue of the bulletin for Wyn’s XC flight, I’ve put a working link here…… I hope.

  5. Club Coaches / Pilot Development course, this weekend 18/19th November. Venue Millennium Hall Porthtreath, Redruth Cornwall, TR16 4LU. Big Building with 1863 on it! Please be there for 09.00 for coffee with an 09.30 start. Pasties arranged for lunch, tea and coffee on tap. If you have not booked to come but want to please let myself- phippsy@flycloud9.co.uk 07785593559 know and will fit you in.

    We will be having a get together in the Portreath Arms on Saturday evening with some eating there, please book yourselves in if you want a table.

    If it’s half as good as the First Aid day it will be a good weekend :))

  6. First Aid for all KHPA members Saturday 11th November 2017

    A free day of first aid training at Portreath Millennium Hall starting at 09.30 with tea coffee and buns. Come along and get a skill that may save a life.

  7. Wills Wing Technical Bulletin

    Anyone with a Sport 2 or U2 should read this:

  8. How Safe Are We?

    This message was recently posted to all USHPA members and is well worth reading and thinking about. It’s relevant to all, but particularly experienced pilots.

    Click here to access the full USHPA Safety Notice

  9. BHPA Liability Insurance & Club Officers

    Following a high-profile liability claim the BHPA have just clarified the liability position of club officers and all club members. Please read their news article that was posted on 20 Dec 12 here.

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