This section lists updates from within the organization

  1. Jeff Goin Passing the Torch

    November 2, 2021

    by Jeff Goin   Effective Nov 3, I will be resigning as USPPA president and turning the keys over to Noah Rasheta — an extremely competent pilot, instructor, family man, and all-around great human. Once I’ve resigned, he must be approved by the remaining three officers and then takes over immediately. I will remain in […]

  2. USPPA Instructor Clinic Availability

    June 23, 2021

    Chad Bastian will be holding an instructor’s clinic at this year’s Endless Footdrag Sep 20 – 26, 2021. Event information is here. For more information, please visit here.

  3. Sun-N-Fun Discount for USPPA Members

    April 13, 2021

    USPPA members get a discount for attending Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland, FL for 2021 and beyond. To get the discount code, please send a request with your member number to and it will be emailed to the address we have on file. The Paradigm paramotor team will be performing on two evenings in the 2021 […]

  4. Letter to Tandem Instructors

    March 18, 2021

    Dear USPPA Instructor, Thank you for continued support of powered paragliding—doing work that is critical to our sport’s sustainable growth. We aim to provide you with the best possible tools. To that end, we worked to garner an exemption for tandem instruction of students. We all win when responsible, safe, knowledgeable pilots emerge from your […]

  5. BIG Sale: USHPA Store Closing

    March 16, 2021

    We thought this may be of interest to our members: The US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association is closing its online store due to various changing conditions. There are savings from 50% on up. Go here:

  6. Tandem Exemption Renewed

    September 23, 2020

    The USPPA Tandem exemption 9751F has been renewed for two years. This was closer to the wire than we’d like, in spite of the renewal being requested earlier than last time. FAA personnel are working from home which slowed the process down, but we were in contact in the last weeks and they came through. […]

  7. May 2020 Paramotor Incident Report / Fatality

    July 7, 2020

    On May 23th between 7:10 and 7:20 PM at 355 Gum Tree Road, Coatesville PA, while flying his paramotor Henry “Clay” Baldwin impacted the ground first and subsequently a fencepost for a split rail wooden fence. He was hospitalized and placed on life support that evening. On Sunday May 25’th, Clay was declared “brain-dead” with […]

  8. Instructor Alert: Student Equipment

    March 7, 2020

    It has come to our attention that an instructor may have flown his student on equipment that had not been properly tested and was not configured properly, which is obviously unacceptable. In this case, it was a wheeled machine where the front wheel(s) lifted off last, or “wheelbarrowed,” a dangerous condition that could cause a […]

  9. Officer Positions Up for Nomination

    December 12, 2019

    Two officer positions are up for election, President and Treasurer. If you’re interested in one of these positions, please submit your interest according to our bylaws, by December 31, 2019.

  10. 2019 Accident Investigation Fatal Paramotor Trike Crash

    November 10, 2019

    Rich Greenwood, a trained accident investigator, took on the task of uncovering as much detail as possible on an unusual fatal crash that involved an in-flight break up. He was helped by Michael Pohlman. We paid for the metallurgic testing but these folks donated time and expertise. Download the whole report PDF here for pictures and […]

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