2017 National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
04/01/2017 · 10:00 am
Washington Monument National Monument
The kite fest is April 1st this year. 10 AM – 4:30 PM The rain date is Sunday the 2nd.

We'll have our usual spot on the mall this year for kiting paragliders and hang gliders. The CHGPA will have a table and two chairs and I'll bring the CHGPA sign to hang from the front of it. I'm looking for a volunteer to bring a hang glider and for people to help man the table with me.

Spring Equinox Meetup
03/20/2017 · 7:00 pm · 10:00 pm
The March Meetup will be Monday, March 20th from 7-9:30pm. March 20th is also the Spring Equinox and the beginning of Spring!

The meetup will be at Jeff Eggers' House in McLean.

USHPA Executive Director Martin Palmaz will be in town and is scheduled to attend!

Some ideas for the meetup:

• Spring flying & safety

• Watching videos of reserve deployments

• XC routes and waypoint loading (bring your vario/gps)

We'll probably order some pizzas, but bring a snack or beer if you want.

New pilots or people interested in learning about the sport are always welcome. Meetups are the easiest place to get the answers to all of your flying questions. See you there.

Movie night!
02/17/2017 · 7:00 pm
See the meetup for details:

CHGPA Holiday Party & Membership Meeting
01/05/2017 · 7:00 pm
4541 Windsor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-4724, United States
Event: CHGPA Holiday Party & Membership Meeting
Address: John & Marnie Middelton Home
4541 Windsor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Date: Thursday. January 5th, 2017
Time: 7:00—9:30pm
→ Please Bring: Salads, Veggies, Dips, Snacks, Deserts, & Drinks, Etc.

Membership Renewal: Questions to Karl Schackmann
Membership Dues: $50
Renewal Form URL:

Flying pizza and floating beer
11/02/2016 · 7:00 pm · 10:00 pm
1201 Windrock Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1555, United States
Jon Kim graciously offered his home for our next meetup! I'll be prepared to lead a discussion about our local flying weather including tools and strategies for forecasting. Also, how to prepare for flying in colder weather and flying at altitude.

We'll be providing pizza, so will need to get a rough head count. Jon says he's also providing beer, but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to bring your own, or bring a dessert, etc.

People interested in learning about the sport are welcome to join. Information can be difficult to find so it can be easier to just ask questions face to face!

CHGPA BBQ, Camping & Fly-In
09/24/2016 · 11:00 am -
09/25/2016 · 5:00 pm
18734 Lincoln Hwy, McConnellsburg, PA 17233-8248, United States
Join the party! A weekend of socializing, camping, barbequing and hopefully some flying! Hope to see you there!

CHGPA Annual Camping Fly-In/Social
09/24/2016 · 9:00 am -
09/25/2016 · 5:00 pm
Pulpit, McConnellsburg, PA
The Pulpit is a flying site in McConnellsburg, PA that is owned by the CHGPA. Hopefully the weather will be flyable at the site. If not we'll try to fly somewhere nearby and then head back to the Pulpit for a cookout and camping.

If the weather is too bad for camping and cookout, the following weekend of October 1-2 will be the backup, and we'll make the call the Thursday night before the primary weekend (Sep 22).

All are welcome, flyers and non-flyers alike. We'll post information about where we plan to fly the night before.

August Happy Hour
08/31/2016 · 7:00 pm
Sehkraft Brewing

Free Flyer Happy Hour
07/08/2016 · 6:30 pm
Tyber Bierhaus
We're branching out to Bethesda for this meetup: Tyber Bierhaus. It's right next to the Bethesda metro stop and they are going to have a table or two reserved for us.

This meetup is a chance to socialize outside of flying. We often discuss flying plans for the upcoming weekend, recent flights, sites, and XC strategies. Join us for a drink and shop talk.

If you're a new to paragliding or hang gliding come to learn about the sport and connect with pilots who have a wealth of information they're eager to share.

CHGPA Spring Membership Meeting
06/03/2016 · 7:00 pm
1003 Congress Ln, McLean, VA 22101-2117, United States
CHGPA Membership Meeting
Date: Friday June 3rd
Time: 7–10pm
Location: Jeff Egger’s Home: 1003 Congress Lane McLean VA
Food & Drink will be provided

1. President's Report - Club Updates
2. Treasurer's & Membership Report
3. VP Report - New Pilots & Social Activities
4. USHPA RRG Insurance Program
5. Flying Site Updates
6. Safety & Incidents Reporting
7. Web Site Upgrade
8. New CHGPA Board Membership & Open Nominations
- President
- Vice President
- Treasurer
- Flight Director
- Safety Office
- Member-At-Large

Please, if you would like to nominate someone for President, Treasurer, VP or others let me know or nominate candidates at the gathering. All positions are open.

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