Hawaii Paragliding Association
Web Site: www.windlines.net
Mailing Address: 53-370 F Kam Hwy, Hauula, 96717
Contact any board member on the list for official club business or information.
|Alex Colby (President)||(808)223-0144|
|John Mallard (Director)||(808)255-6766|
|Steve Wright (Secretary)||(770)337-6416|
|Dave Taratko (Vice President)||(808)382-0568|
|Thom Therrien (Treasurer)||(808)864-3892|
The Hawaii Paragliding Association (HPA) is a nonprofit association of paraglider pilots, formed to promote and support paragliding activities in Hawaii. We are a chapter of the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA). The USHPA is designated by the FAA to administer all hang gliding and paragliding activities under Part 103 of the Federal Aviation Regulations concerning ultralight aircraft.
Paraglider pilots have been flying on Oahu since the early 1990s. In 1998 our original members joined the local hang gliding association, and then in early 2003 our members reorganized as a separate association in order to address issues more relevant to our needs and our increased numbers.
Our association currently has about 50 members, with about 30 being active pilots. Most of us fly on weekends only, weather permitting, and many pilots find time to get a flight in after work on the weekdays as well. We are also the contact point for all visiting pilots to Oahu. There are over 200,000 paraglider pilots worldwide, and we generally see about 50 visiting pilots per year.
We fly at about a dozen sites on Oahu. Because of the predominant trade winds that favor the windward side of Oahu, our most frequently flown sites are on that side: Kahana State Park, Makapuu Ridge, and Lanikai.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)