We invite visiting pilots to fly SPP managed sites, twice a year, free of charge, without requiring them to join the club. Visiting pilots must be current members of USHPA and a USHPA sanctioned club, or for non-US based pilots, have a valid IPPI card and temporary USHPA membership (required for insurance). You must be accompanied by a member, have signed and submitted a SPP waiver, familiarize yourself with, and conform to, all site guidelines and rules.

You may submit your waiver in one of the following ways

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2012 Comp winners and recognized members
SPP at the Tater Hill Open 2010
Relaxing after a day of flying at the 2009 Fly In
2010 Annual get together at APE

Who we are

Southern ParaPilots is a club for paraglider pilots in the South Eastern United States who love to participate in the art of free flight. We mainly fly in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina but can be found all over the world.

Southern Para Pilots maintains a yahoo discussion group which is open to members and non-members and is the best way to “make contact” if you have questions, want to find out where we are flying, or just interested in free flight.  The discussion board requires approval from a moderator before you can read or post, but the approval process is quick and keeps out spammers.   Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthernParaPilots.

Board Members

President Dan Brown

Alek Gavrilovski - President

Been interested in all kinds of flying since very young - my first flying experience was jumping from a dresser with an umbrella in hand. Later, I could see paragliders fly from the top of a mountain near my hometown. It all seemed like fun, but one day I saw someone climb above takeoff, which changed the whole thing. Since 2005 I have been flying in the Atlanta area. Currently I am a P3, flying a red/blue Gradient Aspen 5. See you in the air!


Alek  Flying

Vice President

Marcos Rosenkjer - Vice-President

My first flight was when I was 3 years old with my dad Luis Rosenkjer. Ever since I can rmember I have been intrigued by things that can fly. My first and only paragliding accident was when I was 2 while trying to fly with a grocery bag around my arms thinking I was my dad. Long story short, I did my first solo flight when I was 9 years old and have been in love with flying ever since.

Alek Flying

Picture of Bryan Upchurch coming soon

Bryan Upchurch - Safety Officer


Kathleen MacDonald - Treasurer

Early in 2011, I met a paragliding coworker who told me about USPHA. After a quick search on the internet, I was hooked up with Luis Rosenkjer and SPP. I just returned from an awesome trip to Iquique Chile. I am a P2 pilot and look forward to more flying at our SPP's sites.


Great picture of you flying

Secretary Kimberly Browder

Kimberly Browder - Secretary

I learned to fly at Atlanta Paragliding in 2008 (at age 45!!) and fell in love with the clouds from that point on! I am truly blessed to share my love of flying with my husband Jay (fellow pilot) and we have been very fortunate to have had the best instructors, guides, mentors and friends here and all over the globe! I am a P4 and a big proponent of ground handling and have far more hours on the ground than in the air! It is a sport of it's own to me and I LOVE it!! I think that being able in control your wing in all conditions that you choose to pull it out is paramount and I am always happy to share advice or tips when asked! I have participated in 2 SIV's, currently fly an EN B wing and have had the opportunity to fly in many beautiful places all around the world...learning something new from every adventure!

Kim Flying