Hang Gliding Discussions

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12/20/2014 10:16:02      CALENDARS   (Chandler)
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12/18/2014 12:27:00      Mingus road closed for winter   (Tbird)
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Paragliding Discussions

12/20/2014 19:11:10      One week left!!   (Gangsta g)
12/20/2014 10:16:02      CALENDARS   (Chandler)
12/18/2014 14:52:03      Visiting P2's from Dec 19th - Jan 3rd   (Tyler&Kirstie)
12/18/2014 14:50:36      Christmas/Newyear   (Tyler&Kirstie)
12/18/2014 12:27:00      Mingus road closed for winter   (Tbird)
12/16/2014 18:23:57      help posting stuff   (AZRickD)
12/16/2014 11:31:12      December Meeting Minutes   (Gangsta g)

Recent Safety Articles

What Every Pilot Should Know ...About Oxygen

What Every Pilot Should Know ...About Oxygen

What Is Air? The air surrounding us is a mixture of gases consisting of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. The remaining 1% is made up of argon, carbon dioxide, and traces of rare gases. What Is Oxygen? Under normal conditions, pure oxygen is a...
Radio Etiquette and Usage

Radio Etiquette and Usage

Yesterday one of our more experienced local pilots asked me "Who is gonna make the post about pilots learning how to use their radios?"....and I had to admit I agreed with him. So I promised I'd make a post to hopefully eliminate the couple...
The Importance of Mentoring - How To and How Not To

The Importance of Mentoring - How To and How Not To

Mentoring Tips and Advice Mentoring plays a huge part in growing as a pilot, so here’s some guidance on mentoring from the clubs experience. Why should we mentor other pilots or communicate valuable tips and advice? Because many of us share a...
South Mountain PG Safety

South Mountain PG Safety

South Mountain Safety This article is for everyone!Everyone, instructors and XC veterans down to novices can fall prey to poor judgment, overconfidence or simply not realizing what level they are CURRENTLY at.  There have been plenty of examples of...
Paraglider Line Shrinkage

Paraglider Line Shrinkage

Shrinkage is Never Good By Sean Buckner Line stretch or shrinkage wasn’t a big concern of mine until recently. I was one of those guys that heard about it, but didn’t know too much about it. I heard that Dyneema didn’t shrink so if your lines are...
USHPA Emergency Procedures

USHPA Emergency Procedures

Recommended Emergency Procedures OutlineIntroduction:The best way to handle an emergency is to be prepared before one occurs. Standardized emergencyprocedures across the country will help minimize the risk to our members after an incident...
P2 and P3 Tips From Chandler Papas

P2 and P3 Tips From Chandler Papas

Geared toward newer students but good for all of us.P2 n P3 tips from the mind of the current AZHPA Prez.Ha..imagine that, me as Prez of a club. You guys must really be crazy. Here's a bunchof my old writings from when I first started instructing a...

Recent Pilot Stories

Lone Star Air part 2

Lone Star Air part 2

Article by: Wyatt Lines This is a long article, so I divided it into two sections.  The first section is about flying with the local TX pilots. For those of you more interested in the Lone Star National Competition and the fatal accident therein,...
Lone Star Air

Lone Star Air

Article by: Wyatt Lines This is a long article, so I divided it into two sections.  The first section is about flying with the local TX pilots. For those of you more interested in the Lone Star National Competition and the fatal accident therein,...
Mingus to Phoenix in 83

Mingus to Phoenix in 83

The Mitchell Wing that I flew in my story about flying from Mingus to Phoenix was the original Mitchell Wing that the designer, Don Mitchell, personally built for George Worthington in 1976. George was a famous hang glider pilot of the 70's and...

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Today and Beyond

We are now known as the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, same mission, same passion, same dedicated members and officers that work hard to ensure the health and well being of Free Flight in Arizona for years to come.