November 17, 2018
There are around 1000 paragliding grounds in Germany. The DHV wants more. The DHV met in Lenggries. In its 2018 annual general meeting in Lenggries, without major issues, the DHV has presented a new initiative: In the budget of the year 2019, a pot of 20,000 euros is available to support the setting up of new airfields. Clubs and other potential handlers are encouraged to apply for grants as a kind of finder's reward for suitable terrain initiatives. Important criterion: a new area must be accessible to guest airmen at the end. With this initiative, the DHV is responding to the growing problem that in many regions of Germany more and more terrain is suffering from an overly large pilot rush. Since the number of members of the association has been increasing slowly but steadily for years (currently around 39,000), but the terrain is stagnating, an ever more urgent need for action is seen here. Incidentally, subsidies from the DHV are not only available for new terrain, but also for the expansion of existing launch sites to cope with a higher number of pilots.
This article has been translated for your convenience and was originally written in German.
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