Training Updates

Updates regarding training


 
  1. 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.


  2. 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 […]


  3. 2016 Bylaw Update

    June 20, 2016

    A number of Bylaw changes have been made to improve transparency in financial matters and change the way we handle complaints against members. The intent is to involve the officers from the beginning, establish record keeping and improve the process. The Bylaws can be found here.


  4. Brad Hill New Treasurer

    June 17, 2016

    Brad Hill of Discover Paragliding has been teaching paragliding since 1995 and paramotoring since 2009. He has been involved with many efforts to improve the sport in many ways and is passionate about teaching. He and his wife Maren Ludwig were the 2015 recipient of USHPA’s Instructor of the Year award. We welcome him to be […]


  5. Officer Vacancies

    June 10, 2016

    We’re sorry to lose two officers, Christopher Pine and Paul Czarnecki who resigned on June 9, 2016. A search is ongoing for appointees to fill their terms. Bylaws stipulate that these positions are filled by appointment until the next election cycle.


  6. 2016 Competition Results Posted

    Competition results have been posted for the 2016 Endless Footdrag near Ft. Smith, AR. Thanks to Britton Shaw and his Judging staff for putting this on. Here are the results.


  7. Endless Foot Drag / USPPA Nat. Comp.

    March 4, 2016

    This year’s Endless Foot Drag and USPPA National Competition has finished with 13 competitors. Scores are in the competition section. Date: May 28-29, 2016 Location: https://goo.gl/maps/2QqdnhEQNXt Link: http://rvppg.com/html/fly-in.html


  8. Featured Imagery Update

    February 7, 2016

    The featured images on the home page are clickable and appear inside a frame now. Please keep sending in your photo submissions! You can send them to the webmaster. Thanks for your support, The USPPA


  9. USPPA Instructor’s Clinic at the 2016 Endless Footdrag Fly-In

    January 20, 2016

    Chad Bastian will be offering a USPPA Instructor’s Clinic at the 2016 Endless Footdrag Fly-In on May 25-27, Wed-Fri. Candidates should have a PPG3 rating and have done at least 8-20 hours of Apprentice work with a USPPA Certified Instructor prior to the Clinic. A PPG3 rating can be administered concurrently with the Clinic for […]


  10. New Accident Investigation Team

    December 27, 2015

    A new Accident Investigation Team has been formed to help the PPG community learn from accidents The team, put together by Christopher Pine, is Chaired by Dr. Ed Lowder who will be attending accident investigation training at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. While he has only been paramotoring since 2012, his credentials in forensics and accident investigation […]


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