Hang Gliding and Paragliding are governed by the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) under an exemption granted by the FAA. Newcomers to the sport need instruction, and a rating granted by USHPA. For more information click here.
Do you want to get in the air right now? Try a Tandem. Take flight with an experienced Tandem instructor. For a list of schools click here.
The RMHPA community strongly recommends starting your flying career with a local instructor. Using a local instructor gives you the opportunity to develop a mentor to guide you long after your formal training ends.
For a list of Hang Gliding and Paragliding schools click here.