USHPA


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USHPAUnited States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (Colorado Springs, CO)
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Team Fly Halo is a certified flight school with credential from the United States Powered Paragliding Association (USPPA) and United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA).
Soil Classification and Local Descriptors in Cochabamba, Bolivia Level 0 "soil" (hallp'a) Level 1 "field soil" (chakra hallp'a) "pasture soil" (pasto hallp'a) Level 2 "sand" (chaqa) "clay" (llank'i) "loam" (llamp'u) "silt" (lama) Level 3 "red" (puka) "black" (yana) "light brown-yellow" (k'ellu) "gray" (ushpa) Local knowledge and science.
While the growth of hang gliding has been relatively gradual, its sister sport of paragliding has been taking off faster, says Jayne DePanfilis, executive director of the USHPA. The sport, which was pioneered in the French Alps during the late 1970s, involves using a gliding parachute to soar through the air.