Weight is an issue
The USHPA states:
USHPA recently received considerable input regarding transgender
pilots in competitions. After careful consideration of all the opinions
received, we have decided to affirm our adherence to the CIVL policy of
accepting whatever gender is on the pilots government-issued identification. To
read the full policy, please click
The Competition Committee is also considering adding a weight category to
competitions to supplement the current categories, beginning in the 2020 season.
Please send any feedback on the potential addition of this new class to
The weight category issue refers to paragliding not hang gliding.