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Winter (or is it?)

It’s January 2020 and officially winter, but it’s almost 70 degrees with sunny skies so of course people are outside flying! Paragliders went to Woodstock where the road has been washed out […]

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Who We Are

The CHGPA is an active club of around 100 pilots in the DC/VA/MD/PA region.  We’re dedicated to the growth and safety of hang gliding and paragliding.  We have monthly meetups and fly year-round at many sites within 2 hours from DC.



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Members get access to CHGPA insured flying sites, up-to-date Google Site Guide, and email group.  We revamped Woodstock launch Nov. 2016 and need your support to keep our flying sites open and safe!



From the Forums

Shenandoah National Park Closed Effective Today 4/8/2020

Shenandoah National Park Will Temporarily Close Luray, Virginia – The National Park Service (NPS) received a letter.... more

Wed Apr 8, 2020 9:24 PM

Re: 3 Stooges takeoff shows the value of wheels

Glad you didn't get hurt! Wacking prone sucks. My shoulder tells me that every morning at about 1:30. You only have 2 cho.... more

Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:42 AM

CHGPA Pandemic No-fly Recommendation

CHGPA Members- The club officers met (remotely) to discuss safety and flying issues this evening. Out of respect for .... more

Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:22 AM

Taylor Farm closure

Mrs. Taylor has requested that no hang gliding or paragliding activities take place on her property until this pandemic h.... more

Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 PM