About the HKPA

Correspondence Address
本會通訊地址: 

HKPA
GPO Box 7670,
2 Connaught Place,
Central District,
Hong Kong


香港滑翔傘協會
香港郵政總局信箱7670號
香港中環康樂廣場2


What we are and what we do.

Our purpose 
本會宗旨:

The Hong Kong Paragliding Association (HKPA) is the  governing body of all paragliding activities in Hong Kong, licenced to undertake paragliding activities at selected sites and responsible towards government, police civil aviation department and site owners for regulating paragliding activities.
香港滑翔傘協會是一個負責監督香港滑翔活動的組織,獲香港警方及民航部
門准予在特定地點進行滑翔活動,並監管所有滑翔活動的進行。

Anyone undertaking paragliding activities within the territory of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is required to possess a HKPA pilot license or an overseas pilot license that the HKPA can recognize.  Residents of Hong Kong who habitually fly in Hong Kong must belong to the HKPA.
任何人若想在香港境內進行滑翔活動,必須擁有香港滑翔傘協會飛行員執照
或香港滑翔傘協會認可的海外飛行員執照,香港居民經常進行滑翔飛行,則需
要加入香港滑翔傘協會成為會員。

Commercial Tandem flights are not condoned by the HKPA. If you choose to fly with a tandem pilot who charges you money for the flight, be aware you do not have any insurance coverage from the HKPA and should discuss this fact with the pilot.
香港滑翔傘協會不會阻止商業性雙人滑翔飛行,如果選擇付費予滑翔飛行員
進行雙人滑翔飛行,請注意這不受香港滑翔傘協會提供的保險所保障,必須與
飛行員討論此一點。

Visitors from foreign locations are required to contact an HKPA official before undertaking any paragliding activity. Especially important -it's a legal requirement- is that visiting pilots possess 3rd party insurance coverage valid in Hong Kong. HKPA can arrange temporary insurance coverage for visiting pilots who require it.
外地訪客在香港進行滑翔飛行前必需聯絡香港滑翔傘協會職員,至為重要者
是法例規定過境的飛行員必須已購買有效的(在香港) 第三者責任保險,過境
的飛行員若有需要,香港滑翔傘協會可提供臨時性的保險。

Perhaps one of the most special traits of the HKPA is that we exist at all. We treasure our relationship with government bodies who allow us to fly in crowded Hong Kong. Flying in Hong Kong involves paying more attention to the rules and regulations than in most other places in the world. Visiting pilots must contact the HKPA before take off. HKPA pilots need to scrupulously abide by the rules of the Association.
香港政府相關部門准許香港滑翔傘協會在稠密的香港進行滑翔飛行,我們十
分珍惜與政府的關係,這也是香港滑翔傘協會員存在至今的特性。在香港進行
滑翔飛行較在其他地區更需要留意規則,過境的飛行員在起飛前必需聯絡本會,
所有本會的飛行員必須嚴格遵守協會的規則。

How to get started:

A paraglider is an aircraft. One cannot improvise. Paragliding, unlike say bungee jumping, requires certain skills which need to be taught by skilled instructors. It is an extreme sport that needs to be taken seriously. Furthermore, paragliding is an activity which it is difficult to undertake casually.  It requires time commitment, and thus can have a profound impact on time allocation and therefore lifestyle.
滑翔傘是一種飛行工具,不能速成學懂馭駕,不像笨豬跳那麼容易,它需要一
些特別技巧,由有經驗的導師教導,滑翔飛行是一種極端的運動,進行時要十
分小心認真,不可輕率,亦要投放時間,一旦投入滑翔飛行,人生會更豐富。

 

There are links to legally qualified instructors on the site.
本會網站可連結至一些合法合資格的滑翔飛行導師的網頁。