Training Updates

Updates regarding training


 
  1. Instructor Clinic Feb 2019

    September 25, 2018

    If you are already an experienced pilot with a PPG 3 rating and are interested in becoming a USPPA certified instructor, consider this instructor clinic by Chad Bastian. http://www.americanparagliding.com/instructor/ This is also on the USPPA calendar.


  2. Tandem Exemption: Wheels

    September 23, 2018

    Effective now, existing USPPA tandem instructors who are already already certified with at least a PPG 3 WL rating are allowed to do footlaunch or wheeled tandems under an updated exemption 9751E. The primary difference is that the limiting term “footlaunched” has been removed. A tandem instructor may become qualified to offer wheeled tandems by […]


  3. Instructor Clinic: January 2018

    December 11, 2017

    Instructor Chad Bastian Date January 31, 2018 – February 2, 2018 Location The Salton Sea Gathering Info First, there are some requirements to consider – have a look at the USPPA page for Training to be an Instructor, specifically – look at the USPPA Ratings, Instructor & Tandems Clinics page. Candidates should have a PPG3 […]


  4. USPPA Tandem Exemption (Until 9-30-2018)

    April 18, 2017

    A Tandem Exemption extension was granted in 2016, valid until Sept 30, 2018 and a news item published with a link to the new exemption. It has been made easier to find now and a link is present in the Instructor’s Page, available to USPPA instructors under Schools and Training. The exemption must be carried […]


  5. Instructor Clinic: May 2017

    April 12, 2017

    USPPA Instructor Clinic Location: Arkoma, OK (Endless Foot Drag flying site) http://www.rvppg.com/html/fly-in.html Schedule: start of Clinic: 8:30am, 25 May 2017 end of Clinic: 11am, 28 May 2017 USPPA Instructor Admin: Francesco De Santis, Member #43 short interview about the Admin: – over 25 years experience flying paragliders/paramotors – full time paramotor Instructor from April 1994-May 2009, […]


  6. Ratings Program & Syllabus Updated

    March 26, 2017

    The Training Committee, Instructor Volunteers, and Officers have updated the syllabus to better incorporate wheels and set the requirements for Instructor Administrator Applicants. Those have been increased to reflect the importance of the position and fact that we now have an opportunity to have seasoned instructors who have embraced the program. The Schools and Training page […]


  7. USHPA Members Get a Discount

    January 30, 2017

    As of January 20th, USHPA Members in current good standing can join the USPPA at the discounted rate of $29.00, a $5.00 savings. Offer is good for initial new member enrollments only.


  8. Nominations Closed For President and Vice President

    December 21, 2016

    Nominations are now closed.


  9. FAA Renews USPPA Tandem Exemption for Anther Two Years

    August 21, 2016

    The FAA has renewed the USPPA’s tandem exemption until September 30, 2018. As a reminder it is REQUIRED that tandem pilots carry a copy of this new exemption after Sept 30 of this year. A link to the exemption is here.


  10. Heath Woods New USPPA Secretary

    August 4, 2016

    Heath began flying Hang gliders in New England in 1995 and Paragliders in 2003. A Paramedic, Mountain Rescue Director and Risk Manager for over a decade in the ski industry, Heath turned his passion for flying into his profession in 2008. In 2012 he first flew a Powered Paraglider and has been a motor head […]


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