VHPA Statement of Purpose

The VHPA fosters the sports of Hang gliding, Paragliding, Weight Shift Microlighting and allied sports throughout Victoria.

Its management responsibilities extend to:

  • Represent generally the views of clubs and persons connected with Hang gliding, Paragliding, Weight Shift Microlighting and allied sports within Victoria.
  • Coordinate and promote the development, progress and advancement of the sports.
  • Promote and support the acquisition, development and maintenance of launch and landing sites for the sports within Victoria, as appropriate.
  • Promote and support competitions, contests, tests and records for the sports, as appropriate.
  • Promote and support training, coaching and instruction in the sports, as appropriate.
  • Promote, support and enforce, via escalation to the appropriate authorities and the HGFA, safety standards and procedures, engineering standards and procedures, flying and proficiency standards and all other matters relating to the safety and protection of members, participants, spectators and property, as appropriate.
  • Promote a favourable image of the sports to government at all levels and to public bodies.

The VHPA is the Victorian Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association Inc. – A0018791T