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 4 October 2020.
To contact the ACTHPA committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 SAFA membership fee. The RDL is disbursed to the ACTHPA and is used to progress the initiatives outlined in ACTHPA annual plans. This includes promoting safety, improving flying site infrastructure including weather stations, supporting regional flying events, and ACTHPA administration.
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. The ACTHPA committee may ask that proposals be outlined in writing for further consideration.
|President||Rene Sedlmaier||0408 621 email@example.com|
|Vice President||Alex Boiko|
|Site Development Officer||Peter Evans|
|Site Development Officer||Rowan Beggs-French|
|Novice Representative||“Tony Pony”|
|General Member||Mark Wallace|
|General Member||Alex Chapman|
|Public Officer||Peter Lamont||0407 771 075|
Chief Flight Instructor: Rafael Esquillaro
Flight Instructor: Mike Brady
AIRS Managers: James Astley, Peter Evans, Peter Lamont
Pilots who currently have ACTHPA approval to conduct tandem flights from ACTHPA sites include:
|Alistair Dickie||Andrew Luton|
|Kari Ellis||Phil Robinson|
|Rafael Esquillaro||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|
|Wesley Kilham||October 2020|