The Australian Capital Territory Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (ACTHPA) is an incorporated body in the ACT. It is both a State Association affiliated with the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA, formerly HGFA), and the primary club for free flying in the Canberra region. Here are the ACTHPA Objects and Rules as of 7 June 2016.
To get in contact with the ACTHPA committee, email email@example.com or call our president, Rene Sedlmaier, on 0408 621 100.
The ACTHPA is affiliated with SAFA as the regional association for the ACT and surrounding area. Members of SAFA who live in the postcodes described in the SAFA Policy on Regional Boundaries pay a Regional Development Levy (RDL) as part of their annual membership fees with SAFA. The RDL is disbursed to the ACTHPA and is used to progress the initiatives outlined in ACTHPA annual plans. This includes supporting the development of safety in the region, improving flying site infrastructure including weather stations, supporting regional flying events, and undertaking the administration of the ACTHPA.
Members of the ACTHPA with ideas to improve safety, infrastructure, events or administration are encouraged to reach out to the ACTHPA committee with suggestions. Monthly meetings are well attended and are a great place to discuss ideas with other members. If necessary, the ACTHPA committee may ask that proposals be outlined in writing for further consideration.
|President||Rene Sedlmaier||0408 621 100|
|Vice President||Graham Rose|
|Treasurer||Allister Higgins||0408 608 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||Wes Kilham||0420 322 040|
|Site Development Officer||Doug Mathie|
|General Member||Alex Chapman|
|General Member||Phil Lyng|
|Public Officer||Peter Lamont||0407 771 075|
Chief Flight Instructor: Rafael Esquillaro
Flight Instructor: Mike Brady
AIRS Managers: James Astley, Peter Evans, Peter Lamont
Site Guide Administrator: Doug Mathie
Pilots who currently have ACTHPA approval to conduct tandem flights from ACTHPA sites include:
|Barry Oliver||Andrew Luton|
|Alistair Dickie||Phil Robinson|
|Matt Smith||Brad Porter|
Life members shall be any person who, having rendered significant service to the Association for a continuous period of not less than three (3) years and having been recommended for life membership by an ordinary resolution of the Committee, has been accepted as a life member by an ordinary resolution of the next Annual General Meeting immediately following the Committee meeting at which the resolution recommending such honour is passed. A life member shall be entitled to receive notices of and to attend and address meetings of the Association. A life member shall not vote on matters requiring resolution unless they meet the membership requirements of section 5.1 of the Constitution.
The following members have been honoured with Life Membership of the ACTHPA.
|Name||Year of admission|
|Barry Oliver||August 2012|
|Steve Foggett||October 2016|
|Phil Robinson||October 2016|
|Michael Porter||October 2016|
|Michael Imholz||October 2016|
|Alistair Dickie||October 2017|
|Matt Smith||October 2017|
|Nick Siefken||October 2017|