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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

Re: Smithsburg 12/4

[quote:1rbxr8xj]I did seven flights[/quote:1rbxr8xj] Oh, forgot to mention: "On a Falcon!" . No way in hell .... more

Sun Dec 5, 2021 3:28 AM

Re: Smithsburg 12/4

Well John.... I have to send a thank-you your way, as my very first flight at Smithsburg was during a lesson with you. Ma.... more

Sun Dec 5, 2021 3:23 AM

Re: Pulpit 12/4

I checked the Holfuy after winding down at Smithsburg, and could not believe how strong the readings were.... 20G30 at 4:.... more

Sun Dec 5, 2021 3:07 AM

Re: Smithsburg 12/4

Mark, that is so cool that you still can enjoy a day at the training hill!.... more

Sun Dec 5, 2021 3:01 AM