This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for protective helmets used in paragliding, hang gliding and flying with ultra-light aeroplanes. Helmets for airborne sports are indicated in this European Standard as follows: - category HPG: Helmets for paragliding and hang gliding; - category UL: Helmets for flying with ultra-light aeroplanes. Requirements and the corresponding methods of test, where appropriate, are given for the following: - construction including chin strap, fastening devices, field of vision, head mobility and eye protection; - penetration resistance; - shock-absorbing properties; - retention system properties; - marking and information for users. NOTE – The requirements cover both categories. Special requirements are contained in the relevant clauses. This European Standard does not apply to other kinds of head protection used in airborne sports.