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USPPA Mission Statement

This defines the manner in which Article 1, Section 2 of the Bylaws are implemented.

The USPPA mission is to promote powered paragliding to both current and potential enthusiasts. The association will take steps that the Executive Officers deem appropriate to preserve and expand pilots’ opportunities to fly. A primary purpose of the mission statement is to specify those fundamental aspects which define the enterprise in which we are engaged, as a means of providing a philosophical base from which the board can take guidance for specific action.

Member Services to include: Access to a pilot rating program, full use of the USPPA web site, a periodic newsletter (if published) for members for the duration of their membership and other additional services as deemed desirable.

Association Administration to include: The administration of the Association’s finances to ensure long term existence; the active pursuit of a level of growth necessary to ensure the Association’s continued ability to provide member services; risk management through prudent management practices.

Operations will be managed to include: Administering programs and disseminate information that will develop, foster and promote practices for safe flying; promoting the acquisition of skills and techniques and knowledge for the continued development of the sport of powered paragliding; recognition and awards for those who make outstanding contributions to the Association and/or the sport of powered paragliding; promoting the development and standardization of methods for pilot training, including airmanship and knowledge of the appropriate FARs and promoting national and international competition;

National Liaisons with:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other governmental organizations to minimize their regulation of powered paragliding activities;
  • National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) and associated organizations (CIVL);
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Commercial operations
  • Professional associations
  • Aviation community
  • News media
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