Training Updates

Updates regarding training


 
  1. Instructor: Giving Ratings Q & A (FAQ)

    May 14, 2019

    Instructor: Giving Ratings Q & A (FAQ) This will help understand the ratings program for instructors and administrators. It is paramount that ratings are earned with all the material covered! We would rather have fewer ratings given if it means they remain meaningful. As always, attending a clinic is never a guarantee of a rating. […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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.


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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, […]


  8. Safety In Training Exercises

    March 28, 2017

    It has come to our attention that some instructors may be requiring full power swings with surges to meet the PPG 3 standards. There is nothing in the syllabus that suggests this,  nor should it be done, for at least two reasons. 1. Causing the wing to surge too far forward with no brake input […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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.


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