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Welcome to the IPPHA website.


Welcome to the IPPHA website, this site has been developed to provide accurate information about foot launched powered aviation and free flying.


The IPPHA was formed in 2006 to promote the sport of powered paragliding and powered hanggliding and to ensure foot launched powered aviation is fairly represented with the Irish Aviation Authority. More..................

Foot Launched Powered Aviation

Foot Launched Powered Aviation

There are two types of Foot Launched Powered Aircraft: Powered Paragliders/Paramotors and Powered Hanggliders. Both types of aircraft were developed into their current form during the late 90's and are continually being refined. All aspects of training for these aircraft in the Republic of Ireland is regulated by the Irish Aviation Authority.

Safety Notice:

Always Fly at a height that allows you to glide ( motor off ) to a safe landing area.

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Free Flying:This term has come to define the closely related sports of paragliding and hanggliding, you'll first need to learn to fly a paraglider or hangglider before you can fly either with power.