Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) May 26, 2010
The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association announces the First Annual National Hang Gliding and Paragliding Day, May 29th.
Hang gliders and paragliders set to host fun flying events nationwide. The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s (USHPA) chapters are holding their first annual National Hang Gliding & Paragliding Day on May 29th, 2010.
This colorful event is perfect for those on a “staycation” looking for something adventurous to do on Memorial Day around the country. It will be a nationwide celebration, membership drive, and a great way to have fun while watching, learning about, and participating in the exciting world of free flight. Events will range from aerobatic displays, costume events, and barbeques to tandem flights and spot landing contests.
“This is a great opportunity for people who are not familiar with hang gliding and paragliding to experience what makes it so great from inside dedicated chapters and clubs. These people are some of the best pilots in the world, and are thrilled at the opportunity to share their sport with the public,” said Paul Montville, Executive Director of USHPA.
For a complete list of events across the nation go to http://www.Ushpa.org/calendar.
The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the growth of sport flying in foot-launchable soaring aircraft. USHPA develops, standardizes, and administers programs that foster and promote practices for safe flying. USHPA maintains a working relationship with the FAA, and other regulatory organizations, to insure continued access to airspace. The organization also maintains relationships with public and private entities to promote the procurement and maintenance of flying sites. USHPA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information on hang gliding and paragliding go to http://www.ushpa.aero.