A Brief History

In January 1981, an informal meeting was held in Morgantown, West Virginia. Slides and movies of hang gliding were shown. The small group discussed the merits of forming a club, but typical of early efforts to organize, nothing was done. Then in February of 1982, there was a flurry of two meetings with about five people present and, loa club was born. By the end of the year there were 12 Mountaineers.


Today, the Mountaineers remain a small-but-dedicated group of pilots with controlled access to some great flying sites. We also share flying sites with the Capital Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club (CHGPA) from the Greater Washington, D.C. area.



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