Executive

The HPAAC is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia and is mandated to promote the sports of Hang Gliding and Paragliding in the Atlantic region of Canada. The HPAAC promotes the safe and responsible participation in the sport and maintains that even a serious organization can be fun.

Past President : Michael Fuller

Michael has been flying since 1994. Since then he has established Pegasus Paragliding Inc and met a lot of really great people, some of whom have gone on to be great friends and fellow pilots. He has also served as the president of the HPAAC for many years, was the board rep on the HPAC for eight years and served as president of the HPAC for two of those. As Chair of the national Instructors Advisory Committee he ushered through the associations updated pilot rating system. He loves the art of flying and the art of teaching and finds special joy in the moments of solitude found with altitude. Michael is a Senior Instructor and master rated pilot with his tandem 1 endorsement.  Do it while you can!

 President : Maxine Westhead

Max started paragliding regularly in 2005, and has enjoyed flights close to home in Halifax, along the Bay of Fundy shore, and in Portugal’s Algarve region. She has been Safety Officer since 2011-2013, and National Director since 2014.

 Scott NewmanVice President : Scott Newman

Scott Newman learned to fly in 1994, at one of Canada’s most established Hang glider schools in Ontario. Since his flight training he has continued to advance his skills and been air-born in numerous ways; from truck towing on frozen lakes, aero tow, cliff launch on coastal ridges, mountain launches, static winch towing or commercial tandem flying from boat tow operations in the beautiful Muskoka’s north of Toronto. Now living in Canada’s east coast he started Maritime Hang Gliding Academy in Southern New Brunswick and enjoys sharing the air with would be pilots via tandem flights and training new students the art of sky sailing.

 Treasurer : Tim Parker

Tim stumbled upon paragliding in 2001, signed up, took the course(s), and has since been enjoying the challenge of flying at various sites, along with the great views.

Secretary : Scott Tingley

 

National Director : Maxine Westhead

Max started paragliding regularly in 2005, and has enjoyed flights close to home in Halifax, along the Bay of Fundy shore, and in Portugal’s Algarve region. She has been Safety Officer since 2011-2013, and National Director since 2014.

Online Editor : Tim Fedak

When not taking notes and keeping things organized Tim fills the paraglider with air and enjoys flying sites around Halifax and Nova Scotia with Max and their four legged friends as ground crew.

Chris Jette Safety Officer : Chris Jette

 

 

 

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