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Pilots Assist in Nepal

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.

They could use YOUR help. Every dollar donated goes directly to supporting those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Make your donation through The Cloudbase Foundation:
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Safety First!

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

Call to Action: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a large area with great potential for free flight, just a few hours by car from New York City and Philadelphia. The National Park Service is considering changes to the permitted use of this land. The local USHPA chapter (Water Gap Hang Gliding Club) has been providing feedback, but could use our help.

If you want to support free flight at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - and other NRAs throughout the US! - please submit your comments today. The comment period closes on April 30, 2015.

NOTE CORRECT LINK IS HERE: Submit Your Comments Here

For more information from the local Chapter on this issue, refer to their DWGNRA Post. For ideas when submitting comments, refer to our Call to Action Guidelines.

USHPA all over Outside Magazine

The May 2015 issue of Outside Magazine has not one, but TWO articles about USHPA members in action! The 2015 Adventure Issue features Gavin McClurg and Will Gadd's epic vol-biv along the Canadian Rockies in "Paragliding British Columbia" (promoted right on the cover and the top story in the overview). The cover story, "The Secret Life of Guides," includes Hayden Glatte, a top XC pilot based in the Woodrat Mountain area.

Read all about it in Outside Magazine May 2015.

USHPA Sweet 2015 Sweepstakes

Have you heard about the Sweet 2015 Sweepstakes? We have collected lots of excellent prizes, including sweet gear from Ozone and Flytec, our fantastic sponsors. You can increase your odds of winning by answering some questions, visiting USHPA on Facebook, going to a local showing of the USHPA 2015 Free Flight Film Festival, and checking out the Preflight Safety app.

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.

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