But why not put it under the wing of the national associations, which are structured and with the IKA under ISAF? Wouldn't this give more power to us to deal with problems, rather than an association just for that?
The national associations will have national contacts and should be interested in keeping the shores open.
Google search USHPA, (United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association)
and you will SEE how a Well-Run national organization will support it's members.
It's a Non-Profit club, with current members that are elected by other
current members ; everyone has a say in how it's run, and only the Smart ones
Search for the AMA also, (Academy of Model Aeronautics ) ; another
nationally run club with insurance , and same drive to open new flying
places as the USHGA.
I'll be flying Hang gliders and RC airplanes, in the USA, Long after kiting has bin Banned
from most all the good spots . That organization started because we HG
pilots realized that the sport would die if we didn't police ourselves, (Force-ably) !!
Now, most all the Really good flying sights are run by the USHPA,
same goes for the AMA.
comply to the rules, or go fly in Mexico where there aren't any !!
There were Too many free-nature pilots that enjoyed drinking an fighting
more than worrying about the consequences of there actions. Those guys
all shaped-up or were tossed out of the organization to find a sport
that didn't care what/why they do stupid stuff. I think the guys that got
booted from the USHPA, are all kite boarders now ?
Hate to say it but, the people that do kite boarding :
They simply aren't smart enough to realize , our sport can't survive unless we
all band together and start policing ourselves , (Force-ably) !! And that
is why i stay current with my hang gliding and RC flying cards ; the way this sport is going, i
don't think it will be around in another 10 years.
UNLESS the board members are Elected by other kite boarding people, NO
way would the kiters, follow there rules. Don't Like a rule ; then get elected and
Change it , or Lobby to Have it changed !!
a guy in San Fransisco just had his card lifted for screwing up, and
the same place
a girl had it revoked for getting Stoned before flying ; nether of them
will be flying now, and our club has the power to make Sure of it !!!
It's called : "consequences for actions" ; don't like , it then Leave (.)