Canaan Valley Paragliding Liability Waiver

UPDATED : October 2016

Canaan Valley State Park and the U. S. Hotel and Resort Management Inc. grant permission to enter the Canaan Valley State Park for the purpose of paragliding only under the terms of this contract.

I,_________________________________the undersigned accept all responsibility for damages, accidents or harm (including bodily injury or death) to myself or other persons, or real and personal property damage on account of coming onto said property including but not limited to, connected with or growing out of any and all activities of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to any activities associated with or related to Paragliding, the use of flight devices, including but not limited to launching, flying or landing of any flight device while in the Canaan Valley area or any property owned by landowners or any property owners or heirs upon which the pilot and/or flight device may land upon. This contract includes all of the time I am in the area. Once I enter the Canaan Valley area, I am responsible for myself and other people who are with me under the terms of this contract.

I also agree to waive my rights to legal action and to hold blameless the landowners and property owners upon which I may launch or land and their family members heirs, agents and employees from any and all claims (including legal costs) while I am in the Canaan Valley areas.

This contract is binding upon heirs, next of kin, executors and administrators of estate.

I also agree that while I am in the Canaan Valley area in that:

  1. I have in my possession a valid and current USHPA Membership Card, with a minimum of a P-3/H-3 rating. Individuals who are not current USHPA Members, may not fly from this site.
  2. I have read and understand the provisions within the Canaan Valley Risk Management Plan.
  3. I will observe safety precautions necessary to keep the area safe for myself and others, including no public consumption of alcohol or use of any illegal drugs.
  4. I agree that the terms of this contract will continue throughout any and all entries to the area; additional changes or new terms may be required for future entry.
  5. I agree to fly with an EN approved reserve parachute and exhibit good and conservative judgment.
  6. I will carry a 2-way radio and monitor the designated frequency.
  7. This agreement is subject to the terms of West Virginia state law, which shall be the sole jurisdiction for its interpretation and enforcement.
  8. No modifications to the agreement may be made except by written agreement subscribed and witnessed by all parties involved.
  9. I have read and agree to the terms of this contract.
  10. I agree that landowners reserve the right to terminate this contract at any time without cause or recourse or notice.

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1.    Pilots must be current USHGA member for legal liability and site preservation reasons.

2.    Pilots must have a current P-3 or higher USHGA rating.

3.    The use of helmets and EN approved reserve parachutes are mandatory.

4.    Pilots should clear traffic and yell, “launching” before taking off and entering the flight pattern.

5.    No use of motors from the launch site.

6.    Pilots must fly with a tree rescue line.

7.    Pilots must attend a site briefing from an approved site guide before being allowed to fly.