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About The HGFA

The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA) is the sporting body that administrates Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Weight Shift Microlights in Australia under regulations laid down by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

It represents over 3500 members and their clubs providing a framework for all pure flight aviation enthusiasts to take part in the sport they love, in a safe, fun way.

Recognised by CASA and the FIA as the voice of members nationally and internationally, the HGFA supports and promotes members and their clubs through: 

  • Training and certification of pilots and aircraft registration 
  • Public Liability and Products Liability Insurance
  • Liaising with related sporting bodies and international organisations
  • Advocating on behalf of members and the sport
  • Managing member records of skills and qualifications
  • Accident investigation for CASA and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • Sanctioning of competitions as a delegate of ASAC and the FAI
  • Administering flight operations to protect and promote safety
  • Detecting and reporting of equipment defects

For more information about HGFA approved flight schools click here.

To talk to someone about experiencing the thrill of pure flight call 03 9336 7155.