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USHPA once again has a true "one-stop-shop" for all your free flight needs. The new USHPA Store launches today (Friday, May 1). In addition to t-shirts, hats, and jackets with the USHPA logo, there are books and DVDs for both training and entertainment, new free flight charms designed by a San Diego-based pilot (that can be worn as a necklace, earring, or on your keychain) , and of course the cool KEEN bags.
Want to help support The Cloudbase Foundation? All proceeds from the KEEN Bags go directly to The Cloudbase Foundation, who are currently on the ground in Nepal helping communities at the epicenter of the devasting earthquake.
All of your flight document needs are in the new store as well: 30-day membership forms, rating certificates, IPPI cards, and log books. Also new to the store: Gift Cards!
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
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
Read all about it in Outside Magazine May 2015.
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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.
Thanks for 10 years of excellent service in support of our organization. For a very brief look back, read 10 Years of Service. Even better, tell Martin "Thanks!" next time you see him!