HangGliding.Org’s Mission Statement

* To actively promote the sport of HANG GLIDING
* To actively market and position the sport of HG in the recreational/sporting market place
* To actively defend the sport of hang gliding (sites in jeopardy, politics, competing entities…)
* To provide a friendly and positive, approachable community for people interested in the sport of HG
* To provide a friendly community for Hang Glider pilots to hang out and discuss hang gliding
* To provide online resources to potential pilots and hang glider pilots

HangGliding.Org Simplified Rules and Policies

* This website is a small private business just like your local coffee shop. Anyone showing a pattern of abuse or harassment that would cause them to be thrown out of their local coffee shop can expect the same treatment here, including personally attacking or underminding the coffee shop owner or his business.
* KEEP IT CIVIL. Customers who show a pattern of attacking, badgering or harassing other customers, will be removed.
* Dont spam the forum. No advertising on this site. Ask SG for permission first.
* No classifieds in the forums – they go on the classifieds section.  This helps pay for the very high end hosting I use to run such a large website.
* When posting, think about non-HG pilots who come to visit the site every day. Please put your best foot forward and showcase the fun adventurous atmosphere we experience every day in the landing zone after a great flight.
* No aliases. One account per person. No fake email addresses. Accounts registered using well known spammy email companies will not be approved.
* No PORN or adult material. It is against my server companies policies and there are plenty of other websites for that stuff. If you couldn’t show it on TV, don’t post it here.
* No posts or links about the toxic Bob Kuczewski, Scott C Wise, Tad Eareckson and related people, or their material or organizations. ALL SUCH POSTS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DELETED. These people are poison to this sport and are permanently banned from this site in every possible way imaginable. They have been banned over and over again by multiple sites and organizations. Bob Kuczewski holds the title as the only regional director to be forcibly REMOVED from office by the United States Hanggliding & Paragliding Association. Bob Kuczewski even requested that I change peoples votes (ELECTION RIGGING) during an election in a newly formed hang gliding organization. If it is suspected you are working on behalf of Bob or his organization, you may be immediately banned.

 

I am not at liberty to discuss all of the reasons behind his expulsion, but let it suffice that his intentional, deliberate actions caused significant harm to our association and its members, and directly caused significant expense which we all pay for through increased dues. He was disruptive, defiant and unapologetic about his actions. He was given every opportunity to change his behavior. He chose instead to become even more belligerent. And after due consideration, the USHPA board decided that his actions had made him an unacceptable liability to our association, and revoked his membership.

Mark G. Forbes

Former Director of the United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association