This section lists updates from within the organization

  1. 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.

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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: Link:

  6. 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

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. FREE Ratings Clinic at PlanetPPG

    December 4, 2015

    PlanetPPG is hosting a FREE ratings clinic 12/26/15 – 1/1/16! Check out PlanetPPG.Com for more info.

  10. PPG 2 PL (Precision Landing)

    December 1, 2015

    After getting instructor input the Training Committee changed the PPG 2 landing requirement to better reflect what instructors are seeing in the field. They found that new students are almost universally unable to comply with the spot landing requirement of consistently landing within 40 feet of a target, power off, from at least 300′ within […]

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