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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. If no rating is earned, consider it a learning process.

FL=footf launch, WL=Wheel launch

You are a FL Instructor:

What ratings can I give?

PPG 1 FL rating: Submit signed PPG 1.

PPG 2 FL rating: Submit signed PPG 2 syllabus with PPG 1 also checkmarked.

PPG 3 FL rating: Submit signed PPG 3 syllabus with PPG 1 & 2 also checkmarked.

How do I become a WL Instructor?

Become HIGHLY competent at WL flying! Then go to another WL Instructor who will:

  • Go through the PPG 1 through 3 Wheel Launch syllabus.
  • Witness you demonstrating competency as listed in the PPG 1 and PPG 2/3 syllabi to PPG 3 WL standards.
  • Submit your rating.
  • Contact any Administrator who can immediately issue the WL Instructor rating if the process has been completed as described here. He will log in, check that you have a current instructor rating, that you now have a PPG 3 WL rating, and give the WL instructor rating.

How do I become a FL Tandem Instructor?

  • Meet all the skill requirements listed in the Tandem Program, especially being highly competent at ground handling large wings.
  • Go to a Tandem Clinic that is administered by a Tandem FL rated Administrator who is offering FL Tandem ratings. An administrator can administer any rating he possesses.

How do I become a WL Tandem Instructor?

  • Get your WL Instructor rating as described above.
  • Go to a Tandem Clinic that is administered by a Tandem WL rated Administrator who is offering WL Tandem ratings. An administrator can administer any rating he possesses.

You are a WL Instructor:

What ratings can I give?

PPG 1 WL rating: Submit signed PPG 1 syllabus and PPG 1 WL Syllabus Addendum.

PPG 2 FL rating: Submit signed PPG 2 syllabus and PPG 2/3 WL Syllabus Addendum (they don’t have to demonstrate the PPG 3 items).

PPG 3 FL rating: Submit signed PPG 3 syllabus and PPG 2/3 WL Syllabus Addendum.

How do I become a WL Tandem Instructor?

  • Go to a Tandem Clinic that is administered by a Tandem WL rated Administrator who is offering WL Tandem ratings. An administrator can administer any rating he possesses.

I have a student who wants a FL rating, Can I administer it?

No.

Can I administer a WL rating to another instructor?

Yes, but you’re just giving the PPG 1 WL through PPG 3 WL. They must still go through an Administrator who will make sure their documentation is accurate and enter the rating.

You Became an Instructor before 2011

I  was already flying with wheels, can I get the rating?

Yes. Have another current USPPA wheel launch instructor who has observed you flying with wheels attest that you meet the skill level listed in the ratings program and send an image of that request to our Membership Administrator. This can be done via email by having the recommending instructor send his statement of observed skill directly to USPPA from the email address he has on file.

 
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Sanford, NC 27330
866-37-USPPA (87772)