The IHPA does not offer training or run any training schools or courses itself. If you wish to learn to fly then you should contact one of the schools mentioned here or other licenced schools overseas for details of their training courses. The information on this site is offered in good faith but the IHPA can take no responsibility for accidents or injuries sustained during training at any of the schools mentioned.
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HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING (WITH AND WITHOUT A MOTOR) ARE FORMS OF AVIATION, WITH ALL OF THE INHERENT AND POTENTIAL DANGERS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN AVIATION. NO FORM OF AVIATION IS WITHOUT RISK. INJURIES AND DEATH CAN AND DO OCCUR IN HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING, EVEN TO TRAINED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED PILOTS USING PROPER EQUIPMENT. NO CLAIM IS MADE OR IMPLIED THAT ALL SOURCES OF DANGER TO THE PILOT OR STUDENT HAVE OR CAN BE IDENTIFIED. NO ONE SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN HANG GLIDING OR PARAGLIDING WHO DOES NOT RECOGNISE AND WISH TO PERSONALLY ASSUME THE ASSOCIATED RISKS.