NZHGPA Student Membership

Step 2: Join the NZHGPA as a Student Member

It is a legal requirement to be a member of the NZHGPA whenever paragliding in New Zealand. This applies to both students and qualified pilots. There are three ways in which you can obtain membership.

  • Student Membership Form
    • Valid for 3 days. Can only be taken out once.
    • Available by completing a paper form. We supply these as part of our Intro Day.
    • There is no charge for this temporary membership.
    • A sample form is available here.
  • Online Student Membership
    • Valid for 1 year.
    • Only available online here.
    • Costs $25.
    • Payment can be by credit card or bank transfer. Please be aware that payment by bank transfer does not result in immediate membership and therefore needs to be done in advance.
  • Full Membership
    • Valid for 1 year.
    • Only available online here.
    • Budget approximately $200/year for Full Membership. There are some variables which contribute to the final cost.

Students usually join using the temporary Student Membership Form as part of their Intro Day. Those who complete further training are then required to upgrade to either Online Student Membership or Full Membership. Most students choose the Online Student Membership option. Upon completion of PG2 students need to upgrade to Full Membership to obtain their PG2 rating.

Click here to return to the overview of becoming a student.