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Learning to fly? Select student membership and complete the details. Make sure you enter your email address correctly and complete the payment online to activate your membership. If you are sure you will complete your licence you can take full membership from the start, or upgrade later.
Visiting Pilot? First read the information on our visiting pilot info page above. Then click the JOIN US link and select visiting pilot membership. This membership lasts 4 months from approval and cannot be renewed again in under 12 months. If you want to fly in New Zealand for more than 4 months in one year chose Full Membership.
As in many countries our members do not often own the sites we fly from. We rely on the goodwill of government bodies, local authorities and private land owners to maintain access agreements that in many cases can be quickly lost through careless or illegal use of the sites.
In New Zealand hang gliding and paragliding are regulated by the government through the NZ Civil Aviation Authority.
The NZHGPA provides all members and our officials with liability insurance of $5 million. This insurance not only protects you as a pilot but is required by many land owners for access to flying sites on their land. For more information on the insurance policy go to OPM & Forms and click "insurance"
The NZHGPA is the only organisation recognised by the NZ Civil Aviation Authority to control recreational hang gliding and paragliding. You must be a member of the NZHGPA to fly a hang glider or paraglider legally in New Zealand.
A copy of the quarterly magazine Airborn is included with full membership.
Fees are set out here
Membership fees contribute to the cost of our administration and executive council, helping to ensure compliance with the law and our continued access to airspace and land so we can all enjoy the freedom of flight.
If you want to talk to someone about membership please make contact with Local Clubs, Paragliding Schools or Hang Gliding Schools today.
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return."
Leonardo da Vinci (maybe)
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