Site Updates

The latest USPPA updates are posted here


 
  1. 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 […]


  2. 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, […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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.


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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.


  8. 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 […]


  9. Instructor Admin List

    September 13, 2015

    A list of Instructor Admins has been added on the Schools Page.


  10. Training Update

    April 9, 2015

    Learn about the Trimmer Speedbar Interconnect.


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