The general purpose of the society is to:
a) Preserve access to free-flight soaring sites on Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands
b) Obtain access to new free-flight soaring sites on Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands
c) Promote free-flight on Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands to the public
Specifically, the Society:
Is a not-for-profit society that serves its members who fly non-powered aircraft on Vancouver Island.
Exists to serve as a communication hub and public representative for the free flying community.
Seeks to improve the sites that its members use for launches and landings as well as to increase the overall number of sites available to its members.
Serves as an interface between the communities in which members engage in free flight and the members themselves. As such access advocacy is a strong mandate for the society.
Actively seeks opportunities to facilitate the growth of its members skills as this is directly related to public perception of the sport.
Has member dues which are applied to these simple intentions of the society and only a very small amount of those funds are used in the administration of member and volunteer activities.
Is not engaged in evaluation or certification of commercial pilots and operators as the national HPAC has that as its mandate.