Hang Gliding and Paragliding are governed by the United States Hanggliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) under an exemption granted by the FAA. Newcommers to the sport need instruction, and a rating granted by USHPA.
The Rmhpa community stronly recomends 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.
Vail Valley Paragliding - Vail and Front Range, CO
Peak to Peak Paragliding - Boulder, CO
Parasoft Paragliding and Granger Banks are not certified by USHPA and cannot grant the ratings required to fly paragliders in the United States. Please use a local certified instructor.
Aspen Paragliding - Aspen, CO
Rapture Air - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Valid instructors carry insurance through PASA. Click Here to find a list of instructors around the country.