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  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. 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 […]

  3. 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.

  4. 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 […]

  5. Instructor Admin List

    September 13, 2015

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

  6. Training Update

    April 9, 2015

    Learn about the Trimmer Speedbar Interconnect.

  7. Speedbar Trimmer Interconnect

    Many, if not most, competition pylon racing wings are now coming with, or have an optional Speedbar Trimmer Interconnect (STI) system. It is intended to put most speed control, including trimmers, in the speedbar. Basically, pressing the speedbar activates the speedsystem AND lets up the trimmers. As this is a test question on the new […]

  8. Tests

    March 31, 2015

    All three PPG tests, 1 through 3, have been updated and uploaded to a new service that will bring back online testing so that USPPA instructors can offer this for their students. For now the tests are being reviewed by volunteer instructors to look for errors, especially since the questions and answers have been updated. […]

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