NOTAM Q-Code change: Hang gliding and Paragliding

The Q-Code for Hang gliding/Paragliding activities is “WP” (parachute jumping exercise (PJE), paragliding and hang gliding). If a NOTAM relates to paragliding/hang gliding the use of “WP” can be misleading if taken to indicate a PJE instead of paragliding/hang gliding.

The CAA has noted that the flight characteristics and risks associated with paragliding/hang gliding are closer to glider flying than a PJE and ICAO have approved an amendment to “WG” (the Q-Code for Glider Flying) which has become the Q-Code for “Glider flying, paragliding or hang gliding”.