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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Prohibits use of Powered Paragliding / Paramotor / Ultralight Aircraft

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Prohibits use of Powered Paragliding / Paramotor / Ultralight Aircraft
May 13
08:53 2022

PAGE, Ariz. – Use of Powered Paragliding/Paramotor/Ultralight aircraft is now prohibited within the boundaries of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in proximity to developed and high visitor use areas. This use is also prohibited between the Glen Canyon Dam and the downstream river boundary between Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park near Lees Ferry.

For the definition of powered paragliding ultralight aircraft please see FAA 14 CFR Part 103 or 14 CFR Part 103. As defined, aircraft of this size, configuration, and movement are known to frighten and disturb wildlife. Use of these devices is new and therefore additional impacts remain unknown. They may possess qualities that adversely affect additional park resources that may only be revealed in the future if the use is allowed to continue and proliferate in the park. The Glen Canyon Dam is a high security area that contains vital infrastructure with hazards that encompass the area and the canyon below. Powered paragliding and ultralight aircraft are inherently dangerous to participants and other visitors. Areas of high visitor demand such as developed areas and Horseshoe Bend place visitors in undue danger in the event of an uncontrolled failure of an aircraft.

More information is available in the park’s amended Compendium: https://www.nps.gov/glca/learn/management/compendium-appendix-a.htm

-NPS-

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