Deutscher Hängegleiterverband e.V.


The German Hanggliding Association (DHV):

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What we can offer

The German Hang Gliding Association provides service for its members:


The employees in our offices are available to help and advise all members. Some of them speak English. Any questions about DHV-Gütesiegel and flying areas in Germany can be directed to the DHV offices.

DHV-Info magazine

Each member receives our magazine "DHV-Info" six times a year free of charge.

The content includes:

- "Wichtig - neu - kurz" (Important - new - to the point) : current news in brief from the paragliding and hang-gliding scene in Germany and abroad, news from the equipment market, new regulations.
- "Sicherheitsjournal" (Safety journal) : Includes accident reports, accident analyses, safety information and technical tips.
- "Test": The most important information from test flight protocols about recently authorized paragliders and hang-gliders.
- "Sport": News about competitions in Germany and abroad, competition calendar.
- "Gebrauchtmarkt" (Second-hand market) : A charge - free opportunity for all DHV members to advertise the selling and buying of flight equipment and accessories.
- Club news, readers' letters, take off and landing site information, practical tips for flying, flight reports, theoretical issues, scientific tests and surveys, legal and insurance queries, examinationation dates, lists of certified equipment, second -hand equipment prices, DHV-offers.


German members can take advantage of the favourable group insurance contracts offered by Gerling Konzern. This offer of personal liability insurance, accident insurance and life insurance has been especially created to fit the needs of paragliding and hang-gliding sports. Each DHV member is automatically and without charge included in a flat-rate insurance for rescue costs and is also insured take-off controller or a winch driver among other activities.

German DHV members are also given the opportunity of joining the German Air Rescue Guard for a reduced premium thanks to the DHV group contract.

Other services

Members who are interested in participating in DHV packer courses for rescue equipment can do so free of charge.

DHV members can actively participate in competitions up to and including the international championships and can fly in the Deutschen Streckenflug Cup (the German Distance Flight ). The so-called "Junior-Challenge" offers opportunities for young up-and-coming pilots and the "Ladies'-Challenge" provides for our committed female pilots.

Important for all of us

The German Hanggliding Association trains hanggliding and paragliding instructors, licenses aviation schools, examines pilots and tests hanggliders, paragliders, harness gear, rescue equipment and winches. All of this is commissioned by the Germany Ministry of Transport and contributes considerably to flight safety.

Our large number of members makes it easier for the DHV to adopt and to represent successfully hanggliders' and paragliders' interests in relation to the authorities, the press, insurance companies and manufacturers. Thanks to this we can maintain our flying freedom !


Discontinuation of the 150 metre height limit, distance flights, joint use of controlled airspace, tow starts, double seater flights, slimmed down air radio reports and good value insurance premiums etc.