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There is still time to submit a nomination for an USHPA award - the deadline is October 1.
There are many different awards available, recognizing pilots, instructors, landowners, chapters, newsletters, or just people doing something great for our sport.
Any Moyes glider using round uprights may be affected by this issue. The upright fitting is subject to damage over time, particularly if an upright is broken or bent.
For more infomation, including additional photographs and service requirements, please refer to the Moyes Technical Advisory: Malibu bottom upright fitting wire wear issue.
The 2015 Fall USHPA Board Meeting will be held October 15-17, 2015 in Austin, Texas. All members are invited to attend.
A draft agenda will be posted online once available, in the Members Only area. If you are not able to attend in person, please be sure to contact your Regional Director or a Committee Chair to provide feedback on any items of interest or concern.
The General Session and all committee meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza Austin, located near the intersection of I-35 and Highway 290.
Legislation is in the works to allow many national public lands to be eligible to be transferred to state control. States have a history of then turning around and selling these lands to developers and commercial operations in order to raise money. The result is that the public no longer has access for hiking, biking, camping, and FLYING! Please sign the petition: Protect Our Public Lands Petition.
USHPA has joined the coalition created by Outdoor Alliance. Learn more at Protect Our Public Lands.
A team from The Cloudbase Foundation and KarmaFlights were in Nepal during the recent earthquake. They marshalled all their resources and made their way to the villages in need to render aid and support. Due to the widespread impact of the quake, they were the first responders and continue to be the primary source of relief for some of the remote villages at the epicenter. For more on their efforts, read News from Nepal. For additional updates from the field, visit the KarmaFlights Facebook page.
SupAir and the DHV have issued Safety Notices. SupAir harness models Walibi2 and Evasion2 may have too much velcro, resulting in difficulty extracting the reserve parachute. For more information: Walibi2 and Evasion2 Safety Notice. The plastic batten clips on some hang gliders may come open during steeply banked downward turns, resulting in unrecoverable spiral dives. For more information: DHV Spiral Dive Warning
Read all about it in Outside Magazine May 2015.
Go to the Sweepstakes page to learn more and Enter the Sweepstakes
Chapter officers should have all received information about how to put on a Film Festival. If you want to help make it happen in your area - contact your local USHPA Chapter to find out more.