A quick check on the USHPA website does no show he is a member of the USHPA.
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Watch as paraglider flies in controlled airspace above Boca Raton
By Gary Detman, WPEC-CBS12
April 4, 2016 4:45pm
A video obtained by WPEC-CBS 12 captured the efforts of a sheriff’s helicopter crew as they tried to ground a paraglider flying in controlled airspace above the Boca Raton shoreline.
The trespass into the protected space happened March 28 above South Ocean Boulevard, according to a report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
It was a call from the Boca Raton Control Tower that alerted the sheriff’s office about the paraglider operating without clearance in the Boca Raton Airport Class D Airspace.
The agency’s helicopter, the Eagle, caught up with the paraglider about 500 feet in the air and sounded its siren, the report said.
Although the helicopter team thought the paraglider, John Wagenhals
, saw them tracking him, he made no attempt to leave the controlled area and continued floating around in the motorless glider.
Boca Raton police officers eventually got Wagenhals
attention and he made a landing on the beach.
Police spoke with Wagenhals, 39, of Boca Raton, and with the help of the helicopter, showed him the boundaries of the controlled airspace, according to the report.