Resources & Links
The Foundation for Free Flight is a proud and grateful partner of the US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA). The national association administers the training, pilot certification and insurance programs for free flight in the US.
For information on learning how to become a hang glider or paraglider pilot, contact the USHPA at USHPA.aero.
United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association – USHPA
The USA pilots' association for Hang Gliding and Paragliding
Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association of Canada – HPAC
Also known as L'Association Canadienne de Vol Libre, is the Canadian pilots' association.
The Soaring Society of America
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale – FAI
The World Air Sports Federation
The Commission International de Vol Libre – CIVL
The Hang Gliding and Paragliding Commission within the FAI. The USHPA represents the US on the Commission.
National Aeronautic Association
NAA – Dedicated to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation in the United States. Scope encompasses all areas of flight from skydiving and models to commercial airlines and military fighters. Represents USHPA at the FAA.
Parallel Preservation-Related Organizations
Climbers Association Web Site, Similar to FFF, but for the Rock Climbing Community. Has many similarities in objectives to the FFF but for a parallel sport.
Land Trust Alliance
Great Resource for finding State based Land Trusts any where in the USA. Excellent resource site to help learn how to establish or participate in a Land Trust. And excellent way for Pilots to become affiliated with local Land Trust Resources.
The River Network
Nation's leader in supporting grassroots river and watershed conservation groups. The site links activists with the information and services they need. An example of a parallel organization for rivers preservation in the USA.
The Nature Conservancy
Preserves the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Have a similar sort of preservation mission. Completely conservation focused. Have excellent resources for planning to work with Land Trusts and determining how properties might be saved.
Valley Floor Preservation Partners
Telluride Valley group maintains open lands in this unique area of Colorado.