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Updates regarding training

  1. Instructor Recurrency Course Material

    October 20, 2020

    Francesco DeSantis has been working with a number of different schools and is willing to step up and help write the course material that will be used for our long-approved/funded/programmed instructor recurrency program. Once in place, we will turn on the already-programmed instructor currency. Meaning that instructors will have to pass this test every period […]

  2. Tandem Exemption Renewed

    September 23, 2020

    The USPPA Tandem exemption 9751F has been renewed for two years. This was closer to the wire than we’d like, in spite of the renewal being requested earlier than last time. FAA personnel are working from home which slowed the process down, but we were in contact in the last weeks and they came through. […]

  3. Instructor Alert: Student Equipment

    March 7, 2020

    It has come to our attention that an instructor may have flown his student on equipment that had not been properly tested and was not configured properly, which is obviously unacceptable. In this case, it was a wheeled machine where the front wheel(s) lifted off last, or “wheelbarrowed,” a dangerous condition that could cause a […]

  4. USPPA Membership & Ratings Verification

    June 7, 2019

    There may be occasion to verify membership status or ratings for insurance, property owners, international flying, or other reasons. You must have your member number and last name how you signed up for membership. Go here to verify membership or rating.

  5. Ratings Q & A (FAQ)

    May 14, 2019

    Getting USPPA Rated PPG 1 through PPG 3 You want like to earn your USPPA pilot ratings. Here are answers to some common questions. FL=Foot launch WL=Wheel launch How much does Certification Cost? USPPA does not charge for ratings but the instructor or administrator will likely charge for their time. If a new membership card […]

  6. Thoughts for USPPA Tandem Instructors

    February 28, 2019

    by Chris Santacroce, USPPA Tandem Admin Thanks for your participation in the USPPA tandem program. We should start by reflecting on what an amazing privilege it is to have an exception to FAR 103 that allows us to fly tandem for the purpose of instruction. We hope to enjoy this amazing liberty over the decades […]

  7. 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. This is also on the USPPA calendar.

  8. Tandem Exemption: Wheels

    September 23, 2018

    All Tandem Instructors who were WL Instructors have been updated to show that thye are now Tandem WL Instructors. Tandem Instructors giving tandem training must have a copy of exemption 9751E and proof of qualification. Both can be done by having an image of the full exemption and an image of your ratings page showing […]

  9. 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 […]

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

    April 18, 2017

    See 2018 exemption allowing wheels. 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. […]

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