ABOUT THE TASMANIAN HANG GLIDING & PARAGLIDING ASSOCIATION (THPA)

The THPA is the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA) affiliated state association for Tasmania. We strive to create and support a safe and fun flying community in Tasmania.

Who Is The THPA & What Do We Do?

The Tasmanian Hang gliding and Paragliding Association (THPA) is the only member focused association in Tasmania for paragliding, hang gliding, powered paragliding and microlight flying. Our committee members work hard to provide a structure and focus for our sports to thrive in Tasmania. We pride ourselves on acquiring, managing and protecting access to flying sites for future generations of pilots to enjoy.

The THPA is committed to encouraging and supporting all members to fly safe and have fun. We welcome all enquiries about flying in Tasmania from anyone who is interested in learning more. Our members hold pilot ratings issued by the SAFA, which range from those just starting out through to advanced pilots. We presently have over 70 members scattered around the state with many sites on private and state-owned land.

 

Our Mission – Fly Safe & Have Fun

The mission of the THPA is to promote the enjoyment of our flying sports in Tasmania - to both the public as well as new members - and to support existing members to further their flying enjoyment.

We are strong believers in building an inviting, supportive and friendly club culture.

Simply said - we want to get more people into our great flying sports, whilst helping them to get better and safer at flying.

 

Become A Member Of Our Flying Community

Experience the excitement of flight firsthand! Find out how to join the Tasmanian Hang gliding and Paragliding Association (THPA) today!

OUR COMMITTEE

Our THPA Executive Committee members are committed and driven. Our team works tirelessly to manage, maintain and improve the THPA for the benefit of all members.

Carl Haynes
Carl Haynes

THPA SAFA Representative

Cyril Scomparin
Cyril Scomparin

Safety Committee Chairperson

Terry Dalby
Terry Dalby

Treasurer

Brad Harris
Brad Harris

President

steven Kent
steven Kent

Ordinary Member Representative

Benjamin Veasey
Benjamin Veasey

Vice President, Secretary

Luke Thomson
Luke Thomson

Membership Officer

COME FLY WITH US!

Click to immerse yourself in the experience of flight! Watch some of the spectacular flying Tasmania offers!

A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS…

Enjoy our gallery – hopefully the pictures will inspire you to take action, and you will learn to fly soon!

GET IN TOUCH OR JOIN OUR SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY TODAY

If you are a pilot planning to visit, a new Tasmanian pilot, or you are simply curious about whether paragliding or hang gliding is the sport for you - you are in the right place. We invite you join our community or to get in touch.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Awards Night Dnner ...

This is the night of celebrating the great pilot achievements of the past year(s). 

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Propfest 2022 for PPG ...

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OCT 1,2,3 Queens birthday bank holiday weekend

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