Becoming an Instructor
It’s way more than just a rating. It’s valuable tips and techniques that will help make you more effective. You will learn the best practices to help your students quickly learn, survive, and thrive in this vulnerable time of their education.
Over the years a lot has been learned about what works and what doesn’t. This clinic will improve your instruction by sharing that wealth of information along with earning your instructor rating for those who qualify.
You’ll appreciate the course as much as your students will appreciate you having the knowledge.
$900 –USPPA Powered Paragliding Instructor Clinic
Tuesday-Thursday, Sept 20-22, 2022 during the Endless Foot Drag Fly-In with Paul Cooley
Please contact Paul at (608) 354-7812 or [email protected] to register for this instructor clinic
Candidates should have a PPG3 rating and have done at least 5 Days (20 hours) of Apprentice work with a USPPA (or USHPA, ASC) Certified Instructor prior to the Clinic.
A PPG3 rating can possibly be administered concurrently with the Clinic for those who have the skills and requirements, but only if there is enough time. There may be a waiting period after the clinic for these pilots to receive their Instructor rating (180 days).
PPG Instructor Experience and Minimums:
- One year of flying using a paramotor.
- 120 flights using a paramotor.
- 45 flying days using a paramotor.
- Has had a USPPA PPG3 rating for at least 180 days.
- Pilots wishing to be able to teach Wheeled Launch techniques must also have their USPPA PPG3 rating for Wheeled Launch and have at least 60 flights.
- 50 solo airtime hours.
- Agrees to apply minimum training standards prior to student instruction, flight and other areas as appropriate.
- Adheres to “Instructor Commitment Letter” whenever doing instruction for USPPA rating.
Preparation: There will be some homework and preparation for each attendee so that we can get the most out of our time together. Once you register, we will be sending you more information about the assignments, including syllabus and study materials. You should also begin an Apprenticeship in preparation for the Instructor Clinic. This is a very important part of your training to become an Instructor since it gives you hands-on experience working with real PPG students. This is usually done with your local USPPA Instructor. You will need at least 20 hours working with them to satisfy those requirements.
Please note: Simply attending and participating in this clinic does not guarantee an Instructor Rating. You must have all of the qualifications and demonstrate instructing skills to the Instructor Administrator(s) satisfaction in order to attain this rating. Also, a minimum number of participants are needed to make the clinic work. Please check with us in advance of any clinic you may have enrolled in before you make your travel plans.
Please contact Paul Cooley at (608) 354-7812 or [email protected]
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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 [email protected] 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 “night” show as they have in the past.
Thanks, and enjoy the show!
A new page for members has been added to convey information intended for members only. The password will come via email, and in the future, through the welcome letter. It may change periodically. It is largely for information that only pertains to members and where we’ve been asked to limit distribution (like the Sun-N-Fun discount code).
Thanks for your support and enjoy!
January 31, 2018 – February 2, 2018
The Salton Sea Gathering
Candidates should have a PPG3 rating and have done at least 2-5 Days (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 those who have the skills and requirements.
For more information, including minimum experience, requirements, and pre-course preparation click here.
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 those who have the skills and requirements. For more information and registration, please look here: http://www.americanparagliding.com/instructor
Our Fall flying event @ Campbell Field Airport, Sep 10 – 13, 2015. Camp In / Fly In. Bring your camper, tent, PPG, PPC, PG, Tow, Ultralite, Motor Bike, Cooler, BBQ Meat, etc The flying is amazing down at Campbell. Ocean 1.5 miles East, Bay 1.5 West. For those that attended Soar the Shore 2014 – please help spread the word how awesome it is! Just Google Weirwood Virginia and the pin will pop up right near the field. Please invite others and help spread the word.
Campbell Field Airport, May 21 – 25, 2015. Camp In / Fly In. Bring your camper, tent, PPG, PPC, PG, Tow, Ultralight, Motor Bike, Cooler, BBQ Meat, etc.. It’s going to be another awesome fly-in and fun weekend. Just Google Weirwood Virginia and the pin will pop up right near the field. Please invite others and help spread the word.
Thursday, Sept 10th to Sunday, Sept 13th, 2015
2527 S Lake Rd S, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
This fly-in is limited to PPG’s (including those with carts) for this event (sorry, no PPCs or other ultralights without prior approval). Rules are common sense, and there is no ratings requirement. No flying permitted without a signed waiver, briefing, and wristband. Primitive on-site camping is free and there’s plenty of room for RV’s (no hookups).
$30 registration includes camping, flying, and Saturday dinner. Fly-in t-shirts are discounted for registered pilots.
For more information contact: Brandon Oberlin at (317) 356-7664 or email [email protected] A Facebook event page will allow everyone to see who’s coming.